How To Bet On Chargers Browns – Chargers Try To Get Back On Track Against Browns
The San Diego Chargers embarrassed themselves on Monday Night Football on Oct. 15 against the Denver Broncos. They will attempt to rebound when they face the Cleveland Browns.
San Diego Chargers @ Cleveland Browns – Sunday, October 28
Football betting line: San Diego -3
Why San Diego Will Win
When poker is played, the hands that are dealt to various players can be complicated, but with time and prudence, the right decisions can be made. This larger idea can be readily applied to the Chargers, who do not look like a very good team at the moment but are in good position to remedy at least some of their ailments when they play Cleveland. Yes, blowing a 24-0 halftime lead punched the Chargers in the gut; their second-half collapse against the Denver Broncos represented a low point of the Bolts' season. However, with a bye week following that loss, the Chargers have been given some extra time to deal with the enormity of that event. If the Chargers had to play the following week with only five days of rest instead of the normal six, they might have been both physically and mentally tired. Now, they're going to be physically and mentally fresh. That's going to help them a great deal against Cleveland, helping them to focus and play at an above-average level.
The other thing that needs to be said about the Chargers' chances is that their opponent isn't very good. Cleveland has remained at the bottom of the AFC North Division this season. The Browns have less of a future than their three division rivals. Their front office has already undergone a series of upheavals this season, with Mike Holmgren being kicked out as the team president thanks to a change in ownership. The new ownership group will be led by former Philadelphia Eagles CEO Joe Banner. Banner is almost certain to dismiss head coach Pat Shurmur, and he's likely to fire team general manager Tom Heckert. With all these distractions and changes hovering around the team, Cleveland is not likely to perform at a high level. The three teams most likely to pack in their season earlier than others are the Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Kansas City Chiefs.
Why Cleveland Will Win
It's not unheard of for online horse betting analysts to go against the grain, and picking Cleveland would certainly rate as such a selection. The Browns have a better chance than a lot of casual fans might first think they do.
San Diego has to be doubting itself after gacking away a 24-point halftime lead to the Denver Broncos last week. It is becoming clearer and clearer with each passing week that the best days of Charger quarterback Philip Rivers are very much in the past. Rivers' arm strength and decision making are decreasing in terms of quality as the years go by. Rivers is not making progress despite a very familiar relationship with head coach Norv Turner, a man who has tutored great quarterbacks such as Troy Aikman but has not made any progress whatsoever in the past two years. The Chargers are in such a state of disarray that the Browns could ambush them.
Who Will Win
Cleveland simply has too many off-field issues to deal with at the moment. Players know that their coach is a lame duck, and that simply cannot inspire confidence among bettors. Take San Diego here.
NFL Football Betting Pick: San Diego