Chargers vs. Patriots Total Pick
Will the over cash for bettors when the Patriots host the Chargers at 1:00PM ET on Sunday?
Who: Chargers (3-4) at Patriots (5-2)
When: 1:00PM ET, Sunday, October 29
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 48.5 points after hitting the board at 49. As for the point spread, the Patriots are a 7-point home favorite over the Chargers, who opened as a 6.5-point road underdog at the majority of online sports books.
Public Betting Information
No surprise, public bettors are backing the Patriots on Sunday. As of this writing, 66% of public bettors are laying the points on the Patriots, who are 3-4 against the spread this season. The Chargers, meanwhile, are 3-3-1 at the betting window this year.
Key Betting Trends
The Chargers have failed to cover in five of their last seven games against the Patriots. They're also just 2-5-1 against the number in their last eight conference games but are 12-4-1 against the spread in their last 17 games on the road. On the other side, the Patriots are 19-7 against the spread in their last 26 games overall and are 5-0 against the number in their last five games played in Week 8.
The over has cashed in four of the last five meetings between these two teams in New England and is 7-3 in the Chargers' last 10 games played in the month of October. On the other side, the over is 5-1 in the Patriots' last six conference games, is 8-3 in their last 11 games overall, and is 49-24 in their last 73 home games. Even thoguh some believe the Patriots have fixed their defensive problems, they just lost their most versatile player in linebacker Dont'a Hightower, who is now out for the season. That's a huge blow for the Patriots.
NFL WEEK 8 PREDICTIONS: CHARGERS/PATROTS OVER 48.5