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Colts vs Chargers odds – San Diego’s season hanging by a thread

Posted by Stan Simmons on 4/19/2012 11:25:57 AM

Online betting: Colts have rallied into form

  • WHO: Indianapolis Colts (+2.5) vs San Diego Chargers (-2.5)
  • WHAT: NFL football betting
  • WHEN: Sunday, November 23 at 8:15 p.m. ET
  • WHERE: Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California
  • KEY STATS: Colts are 2-7 against the spread in last nine games where the total is 42.5 to 49 points; Chargers are 6-1 against the spread in last seven versus AFC South opponents
  • PICK: Chargers

Most people’s Colts vs Chargers pick is going to look very familiar to online sports betting sharps as the San Diego Chargers are in a position that the Indianapolis Colts were in a few weeks ago.

Just a mere three weeks ago, the Colts were a desperate home team looking to win a game and keep their playoff hopes alive. Now they are in the midst of a three-game winning streak and could be poised for a great second-half run. The Chargers, on the other hand, continue losing close games and now find themselves sitting at 4-6 in desperate need of a win.

Offshore sportsbook odds list the Chargers as a small favorite in this contest. Although online sports betting sharps and pundits keep talking about the Chargers making a second-half run, being a playoff contender or potentially challenging the Denver Broncos for the AFC West crown, the bottom line is they are running out of opportunities.

After an 11-10 loss last Sunday, the Chargers are now two games behind the Denver Broncos. But there is a glimmer of hope for the Chargers. Their next three games come at home and five of their last seven are at Qualcomm Stadium.

The good news is that the Colts and their feeble defense are in town. The Colts defense has been run on, passed on and scored on regularly this season, including the 27 points they allowed to the Houston Texans and their backup quarterback at home.

Colts vs Chargers betting should see a lot of action on the Chargers. They are off a brutal road game against one of the toughest teams in the league but now come home to face one of the league’s softest teams. Sportsbook enthusiasts know Philip Rivers is coming off his worst game of the season and he should be in line for a bounce-back game.

Look for the Chargers to run the ball effectively on a defense that gives up 138.5 yards per game on the ground and has allowed 15 rushing touchdowns. The Chargers are hard to stop when LaDainian Tomlinson gets going, though that’s something that has rarely happened this season.

STAN’S PICK: There are no more excuses for the Chargers; expect them to win at home with their backs up against the walls. Bet the Chargers, as they’re the more desperate team.

Visit the Betting Edge for more insight into the Colts vs Chargers odds and NFL odds.

Stan Simmons first tasted football through the college game, but his football handicapping has strictly focused on the professional sport. Not many people devote as much time to the NFL as Simmons. For six days a week he works, labors and handicaps the sport, and on the seventh he rests as the games play out. Thoughts or questions?.

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