Cardinals-Chargers Betting Preview: Can Phillip Rivers Cover This Massive Spread?

Cardinals-Chargers Betting Preview: Can Phillip Rivers Cover This Massive Spread? article feature image

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Philip Rivers

Betting odds: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Chargers

  • Spread: Chargers -13
  • Over/Under: 44
  • Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
  • TV channel: FOX

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Betting market: With nearly 70% of bets and more than 80% of dollars at the time of writing (see live data here), the Chargers have moved from large favorites to gigantic favorites.  Mark Gallant

Trends to know: The Cardinals have struggled offensively, averaging 14.5 points per game (31st in the NFL). Many recreational gamblers will fade Arizona given its poor offensive performance, but that could be mistake on Sunday.

Since 2003, teams that average 20 or fewer points per game have gone 198-158-10 (55.5%) against the spread when getting double-digit points, per our Bet Labs data. John Ewing

Philip Rivers and the Chargers lost a nail-biter to the Broncos, 23-22, on a last-second field goal at home.

Rivers is 21-13-1 (61.8%) ATS, profiting bettors 7.4 units coming off a home loss, making him the most profitable quarterback in that spot since he made his first start in 2006.

But there’s a catch: When Rivers plays at home in his next game, the Chargers are only 5-7 ATS, failing to cover six of his past seven games straight-up and against the spread. Evan Abrams

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