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Chargers Look to Continue Dominance over Slumping Colts

Melvin Gordon Chargers

The Indianapolis Colts search for their first straight-up win of the season on Sunday as they host the San Diego Chargers in an NFL Week 3 matchup at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts dropped to last in the NFL in points allowed per game following last week's 34-20 loss in Denver, while the 1-1 Chargers tallied their highest point total since 2014 in their 38-14 Week 2 win over Jacksonville.

Shark Bites
  • The Chargers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games on the road against the Colts.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of the Colts' last 13 games as favorite.
  • The Colts are 6-16 SU in their last 22 games after consecutive losses.

The Colts have continued the inconsistent play that marred their 2015 season, surrendering over 400 total yards per game in losses to Detroit and Denver, posting against the spread losses in each. Indianapolis is now a meager 2-5 SU and ATS in its past seven overall, surrendering 34 or more points on four occasions.

While the health of Andrew Luck was pegged as the root of the Colts' struggles last season, the Indianapolis quarterback received little help against Denver. Luck made two turnovers which the Broncos converted to touchdowns in one of the worst outings of his NFL career.

The Chargers travel to Indianapolis riding high following a 38-14 rout of the Jaguars that ended a three-game SU losing streak. San Diego remains winless in its past four on the road, but has covered in seven of eight overall, and is an impressive 6-1 SU and ATS in its past seven against the Colts.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Indianapolis Colts as -3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 50.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 24-22 victory for the Colts. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Diego Chargers vs Indianapolis Colts Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Indianapolis bring a 0-2 record (0-2 ATS) to the Week 3 betting matchup against the 1-1 San Diego Chargers, who are 2-0 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Indianapolis go 2-0 so far and the Chargers go 2-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indianapolis vs San Diego injuries news.

The Colts - Chargers odds would favor the Chargers if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Indianapolis is rated No. 29 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Chargers sit at No. 19.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Indianapolis Colts No. 11-ranked offense (27.5 PPG) against a San Diego Chargers defense that ranks No. 19 at 23.5 PPG. The Colts passing attack has averaged 269 yards per game, less than the Chargers give up through the air (324.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the San Diego Chargers feature the league's No. 10-rated road run defense, allowing 83 yards per game. The Indianapolis Colts, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Chargers got 4 passing scores out of Philip Rivers en route to a 38-14 win over the Jaguars on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

In their last game, the Colts were Week 2 losers coming out on the wrong end of 34-20 score against Denver.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Diego is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • San Diego is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Diego is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Indianapolis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Indianapolis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis's last 7 games
  • Indianapolis is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 2nd
Indianapolis at Jacksonville, Sunday, October 2nd