San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans: Preview and Pick
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In week three of the NFL two teams that have surprised early in the season will meet on the field as the San Diego Chargers will travel to play the Tennessee Titans. Both of these teams have a 1-1 record but both have played very well and posted two very big wins as underdogs.
San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Titans listed as three point favorites. This is mostly due to the home field advantage as the Chargers will have to travel to the East coast for the second time in as many weeks. After the big win against the Eagles, the betting public is taking a liking to this team as the sports betting consensus shows that 64 percent of the public is backing the Bolts right now. The line is yet to move and can still be found at (-3) at most of the top rated online sportsbooks.
The Chargers were predicted to have a down season, but instead they have started off very well. They lost a close game to start the season against the Houston Texans when their defense could not hold a lead. Then they rebounded with a big win on the road against the fast paced Philadelphia Eagles. Phillip Rivers and Eddie Royal have a great chemistry and they will be a hard duo to stop in the future.
The Tennessee Titans had a big win in the opening week on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers and almost defeated the Texans in week two in a game where they had the led on the road. These two teams will face off this week with many similarities. The Titans are led by Jake Locker and Chris Johnson on offense. Playing their first game at home will give the Titans extra motivation to win in week three.
The NFL betting trends for this game favors the Chargers. The Titans are 0-5 straight up against the Chargers in the last five outings, and the Chargers are 4-2 straight up in the last six games which makes them very enticing as underdogs.
The total has been a popular bet for Charger games as the over has cashed in five of the last six overall and five straight on the NFL highway. The total has also gone over five of the last seven times when the Titans have played the Chargers.
San Diego Chargers at Tennessee Titans Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.