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Saints vs Chargers: Week 5 odds

The San Diego Chargers hope to continue to avoid their annual slow start with a win against the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome this Sunday. San Diego is 7-2 SU and ATS over its last nine games.

New Orleans, meanwhile, is still looking for its first win of the season. The Saints are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS over their last five games after going 9-0 SU and ATS over their previous nine.

The Saints hit their bye week and are 7-1-1 ATS the past nine seasons in this position.

View San Diego vs New Orleans Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors who were going with the Saints in this one found them listed as 3.5-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 52 for Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Saints rated this week at No. 29 and the Chargers sitting at No. 11. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 33-21 result in favor of the Chargers this week.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New Orleans's No. 10-ranked offense (27.5 PPG) against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 6 at 17.8 PPG. The Saints passing attack has averaged 320.8 yards per game, more than the Chargers give up through the air (237.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 11-rated road run defense, allowing 82 yards per game. New Orleans, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.

In their last action, San Diego was a 37-20 winner on the road against the Chiefs. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (57) was profitable news for OVER bettors. The Chargers's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Philip Rivers as they handed Kansas City a 37-20 loss at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Saints were a 28-27 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Packers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors. In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees, but lost 28-27 to the Packers on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 5-5

New Orleans Saints Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Chargers at Saints trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing New Orleans
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of New Orleans's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of New Orleans's last 7 games when playing San Diego
New Orleans is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Orleans's last 5 games at home

Next up:
San Diego home to Denver, Monday, October 15
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, Sunday, October 21