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Chargers vs Giants Betting Matchup Report

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Both the San Diego Chargers and New York Giants sit on the edge of the playoff pictures in their respective conferences.

With both teams at 5-7 neither can afford another loss heading into their inter-conference battle Sunday in San Diego.

The Chargers are a game back of 6-6 Baltimore, which owns the second AFC wild-card spot at the moment. Problem is, four other teams are within a game of the Ravens, too.

The Giants, meanwhile, are two games behind the Cowboys and Eagles in the NFC East.

New York has won five of its last six games, and is 5-2 ATS over its last seven contests. San Diego, on the other hand, has lost four of its last five games, going 1-4 ATS in the process.

In the early betting the Bolts were favored by a field goal over the G-Men, according to Bovada but that line was expected to move during the week, check for updates.

Some trends to consider include the total has gone UNDER in 13 of NY Giants's last 16 games on the road; San Diego is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home and the Chargers are 1-5 ATS past six games as home favorites.

They will face the 5-7 Giants, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Chargers are 5-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Giants are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View New York Giants vs San Diego Chargers Odds and Stats.

Bettors who were going with the Chargers in this one found them listed as 3-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 47.5 for Sunday.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 13-rated Chargers and the No. 23-rated Giants in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 21-16 win for the Chargers on Sunday.

New York won its last outing, a 24-17 result against the Redskins on December 1. The Giants covered in that game as a 1-point underdog, while the 41 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Andre Brown scored twice in New York's most recent game, earning a 24-17 win over Washington at FedExField. Keenan Allen hauled in 8 passes for 106 yards against the Cincinnati defense in the team's last game, but the result was a 17-10 loss against the Bengals on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Diego's No. 17-ranked offense (23.25 PPG) against a Giants defense that ranks No. 20 at 24.75 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 292.42 yards per game, more than the Giants give up through the air (230.75 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Giants own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 113.33 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

A few Giants at Chargers trends to consider:
NY Giants is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
NY Giants is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Giants's last 6 games
NY Giants is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
San Diego is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Diego is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
San Diego is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home

Next up:
New York home to Seattle, Sunday, December 15th
San Diego at Denver, Thursday, December 12th