|NFL Week 2 Odds & Spread: Eagles a 9.5-point favorite vs. Chargers|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013 17:00|
Chargers vs. Eagles Odds
Philadelphia is 1-0 overall, 1-0 against the spread and playing in its home opener. San Diego is 0-1 overall, 1-0 against the spread and playing in its road opener. The home team has won four straight in this series.
Trends show that the Chargers are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games after a loss. Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 Week 2 games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Philadelphia is the favorite at home, as the Eagles have odds of -9.5 points against San Diego. The over/under total for this game has been set at 54 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Eagles favored by 7 points. The spread has since made the quick jump up to 9.5 points. The over/under total for the game opened at 52.5 points, but has since made the climb to 54 points.
The Eagles debuted with new head coach Chip Kelly on Monday, picking up a 33-27 win at Washington. The Eagles compiled 443 total yards, most coming in the first half when the team was running its up-tempo offense. Philadelphia held a 33-7 lead in the third quarter before letting the Redskins rally late. LeSean McCoy ran wild on the Redskins, compiling 184 yards and a touchdown on 31 carries. Michael Vick rushed for 54 yards and a touchdown while going 15 of 25 passing for 203 yards and two scores. The Eagles’ defense also picked up three sacks and three turnovers in the win.
The Texans suffered a difficult 31-28 loss at home to Houston on Monday. San Diego held a 28-7 lead on the Texans in the middle of the third quarter, but fell apart late and allowed the Texans to get back in the game. San Diego allowed 449 total yards to the Texans while picking up just 263 total yards of its own. Philip Rivers went 14 of 29 passing for 195 yards and four touchdowns, but the team had only 80 rushing yards and was led by Ryan Mathews, who had 33 yards on 13 carries.
In terms of Injuries, San Diego linebacker Manti Te’o is questionable with a foot injury while Philadelphia cornerback Bradley Fletcher is questionable with a concussion and tackle Dennis Kelly is doubtful with a back injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Philadelphia, as the Eagles are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -9.5 points against San Diego.