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Chargers Poised to Reverse Hard Luck Against Winless Saints

The San Diego Chargers will try to bounce back from a heartbreaking 26-22 loss to Indianapolis as 1.5-point road underdogs when they return home on Sunday to take on the New Orleans Saints in an NFL Week 4 matchup at Qualcomm Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • The Chargers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games after losing the previous game in a matchup.
  • The total has gone UNDER in the Saints' last four games on the road.
  • The Saints are 6-2 SU in their last eight games in Week 4.

With their loss to the Colts, the Chargers have now failed to record consecutive straight-up wins since November 2014. San Diego bounced back from a season-opening 33-27 overtime loss in Kansas City with a crushing 38-14 win over Jacksonville 3-point chalk before taking Indianapolis the distance in last week's loss.

Despite going a meager 3-6 SU in their past nine, San Diego has regularly paid out at the sportsbooks, with against the spread wins in seven of those contests, but has lost three of four to the Saints, SU and against the spread.

The Saints allowed four first-half touchdowns on Monday in their 45-32 loss to Atlanta as 3-point home chalk, dropping them to 0-3 SU, 1-2 ATS, on the season. New Orleans has now surrendered 27 or more points and seen the point total finish OVER in eight of their past 12, but has averaged just 15.4 ppg over their past five road dates.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New Orleans Saints betting odds line opened as 4-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 52 at most shops.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 30-17 win for the Chargers on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New Orleans Saints vs San Diego Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Chargers are 1-2 so far on the season, and 2-1 ATS vs the point spread. The New Orleans Saints, meanwhile, are 0-3 and 1-2 ATS. Those over under betting have seen San Diego go 2-1 and the New Orleans Saints go 2-1 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs New Orleans injuries news.

The game pits the San Diego Chargers, currently No. 18 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the New Orleans Saints, who rate No. 26 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits San Diego's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Saints defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 32 PPG. The Chargers aerial game is averaging 253 yards per game, less than the Saints secondary allows through the air, 299 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the New Orleans Saints own the league's No. 2-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 64 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 5 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Saints got 3 passing scores out of Drew Brees, but lost 45-32 to the Falcons on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

In their last game, San Diego's aerial attack generated 330 yards but it was the Colts coming away with a 26-22 victory over San Diego at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of New Orleans's last 8 games when playing San Diego
  • New Orleans is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • New Orleans is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Orleans's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 8 games when playing New Orleans
  • San Diego is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games at home
  • San Diego is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New Orleans home to Carolina, Sunday, October 16th
San Diego at Oakland, Sunday, October 9th