Eagles big Super Bowl mover, face Chargers
The Philadelphia Eagles, after upsetting Washington in their debut Monday night under new head coach Chip Kelly, get a chance to start 2-0 when they host the sorry San Diego Chargers Sunday afternoon at the Linc (1 pm ET, CBS).
As of early this week Philly, which ran for 263 yards against the 'Skins, was favored by seven points over the Bolts, who blew a 28-7 and lost their season opener to Houston Monday night 31-28.
This game gets the attention of Super Bowl future bettors as the team that plays in Philadelphia’s home opener has won the past four Super Bowls (Ravens, Giants, Saints, Packers).
Of note, the OVER is 8-2 in San Diego’s past 10 September road games and they have been a great bet against Philly, going 5-1 ATS vs Eagles since 1989.
As well, the Chargers trend OVER total as a road dog (9-1-1 past 11 games in this situation).
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 30-rated Chargers taking on the No. 14-rated Eagles in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 36-27 win for the Eagles on Sunday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 33 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 31 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 180 yards per game, less than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 329 YPG per game.
San Diego lost its last outing, a 31-28 result against the Texans on September 9. The Chargers covered in that game as a 6-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Chargers got 4 passing scores out of Philip Rivers, but lost 31-28 to the Texans on Monday at Qualcomm Stadium.
Philadelphia won its last outing, a 33-27 result against the Redskins on September 9. The Eagles covered in that game as a 4-point underdog, while the 60 combined points took the game OVER the total. Washington was unable to contain LeSean McCoy in its last action Monday and the result was a 33-27 Week 1 loss against the Eagles.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 2-8
Philadelphia Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on grass are 2-8
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 3-7
A few Chargers at Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
San Diego is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Philadelphia's last 7 games
Philadelphia is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
Philadelphia is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
San Diego at Tennessee, Sunday, September 22
Philadelphia home to Kansas City, Thursday, September 19