|2009 NFL Betting Odds: Eagles vs. Chargers Free Pick & Preview|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:10|
Eagles vs. Bolts Pick
A good non-conference battle takes place at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday when the San Diego Chargers host the Philadelphia Eagles at 4:15PM ET.
The Eagles were defeated by the Cowboys 20-16 at home as a 3-point favorite in Week 9. The combined score fell under the posted total of 50. Donovan McNabb threw for 227 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for Philadelphia, while LeSean McCoy rushed for 54 yards on 13 carries.
The Chargers beat the Giants 21-20 as a five-point underdog in Week 9, while the combined score fell under the posted total of 48.5. Philip Rivers threw for 209 yards with three touchdown passes, including a last-minute score to Vincent Jackson to give San Diego the win. Jackson also hauled in five passes for 58 yards and two touchdowns.
Oddsmakers from online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com have made the Chargers 1-point favorites over the Eagles in Week 10. The over/under total has been established at 47 points.
The Eagles are 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games and 14-6 in their last six games on the road. They’re also 11-5 straight up in their last 16 games, which is a promising trend given that they’re an underdog in this weekend’s matchup.
San Diego is just 3-6 against the number in its last nine games, but are 15-5 in its last 20 games at home.
The last time the Eagles traveled to San Diego was in 1998 when they lost 13-10. But more recently, Philadelphia beat the Chargers 20-17 in 2005 and 24-14 in 2001, which were both home games.
The Chargers don’t have a running game and the Eagles have the defensive backfield to keep San Diego’s explosive passing attack somewhat in check. And with Brian Westbrook set to return this week, Philadelphia’s offense will be back to full strength and should find success against a Chargers’ defense that is inconsistent.
Our free pick for this matchup is the Eagles and the over, which has hit in seven of Philly’s last nine games.
Our NFL Week 10 Free Pick for this matchup is: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES +1 and OVER 47.
235 Philadelphia Eagles +1 Over 47
236 San Diego Chargers –1 Under 47
Philadelphia is 14-6 ATS in its last 20 games on the road
[LB] 08/03/2009 - Stewart Bradley IR ( ACL )
[OT] 09/15/2009 - Shawn Andrews IR ( Back )
[OT] 09/06/2009 - Fenuki Tupou IR ( Chest )
[RB] 11/09/2009 - Brian Westbrook "?" Sunday vs. San Diego ( Concussion )
[WR] 10/25/2009 - Kevin Curtis out indefinitely ( Knee )
[LB] 10/22/2009 - Omar Gaither IR ( Foot )
[CB] 11/11/2009 - Ellis Hobbs IR ( Neck )
[LB] 11/09/2009 - Akeem Jordan injured last game, doubtful Sunday vs. San Diego ( Knee )
[S] 11/12/2009 - Quintin Demps is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Diego ( Ankle )
[DB] 11/09/2009 - Asante Samuel injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego ( Neck )
[OT] 11/09/2009 - Jason Peters injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. San Diego ( Ankle )
[DE] 11/10/2009 - Victor Abiamiri is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. San Diego ( Knee )
[FB] 11/10/2009 - Leonard Weaver "?" Sunday vs. San Diego ( Ankle )
[CB] 11/11/2009 - Joselio Hanson has been suspended 4 games ( Suspension )
[C] 11/10/2009 - Nick Hardwick is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. Philadelphia ( Ankle )
[NT] 09/19/2009 - Jamal Williams IR ( Tricep )
[LB] 10/20/2009 - Antwan Applewhite IR ( Hamstring )
[LB] 11/08/2009 - Kevin Burnett "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia ( Ankle )
[LB] 11/08/2009 - Tim Dobbins doubtful Sunday vs. Philadelphia ( Knee )
Posted: 11/15/09 3:10PM ET