11/17/2013 10:42 AM
Matchup: San Diego Chargers at Miami Dolphins
Spread: Chargers minus-1.5
Public consensus pick: 85 percent picked Chargers
Public perception: Both these teams have been pretty hard to figure out. They look good one week, then disappoint the next. The public is all over the Chargers here, though I'm guessing it's more of a reaction to seeing the Dolphins lose to the Buccaneers because the Chargers have lost two in a row themselves.
Wiseguys' view: Sharps generally like to look at home underdogs, and they have plenty to choose from this week as this is fifth of six on the week (starting with the Titans pushing with plus-3 against the Colts Thursday night) and the fourth in Sunday's early games.
Tuley's Take: I've been high on the Chargers most of the year and they've mostly been good to me, but despite rallying to make their 28-20 loss to the Broncos last week look respectable, they didn't look good. While I'm ready to bail on them, I'm not willing to do it with the Dolphins, who also have come back to earth, losing five of their past six after a 3-0 start.
The pick: Pass (pool play: Chargers).