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Jets vs Chargers betting odds – Jets Run Stops Here

Posted by Stan Simmons on 1/11/2010 2:43:48 PM

NFL Odds: Chargers -9

The Jets vs Chargers betting odds pits offense versus defense and while online betting cappers usually say that defense wins championships, that won’t be the case on Sunday. The Chargers are hot they won’t have too many problems outscoring the one-dimensional Jets.

Sportsbook Odds: Chargers -9, O/U: 42.5

San Diego Charges VS New York Jets betting odds: Chargers -9
WHAT: NFL betting
WHEN: Sunday, January 17, 2010 game starts at 4:40 PM ET
WHERE: Qualcom Stadium, San Diego,CA
PICK: Chargers -9

What’s On The Line?
The Jets have made it to the second-round of the playoffs and they’ll make a second straight road trip – this time to San Diego. The Jets have the best defense in the league statistically, but they continue to get by each week more based on mistakes than anything else. A couple of brain lapses by the Cincinnati Bengals allowed the Jets to move on. The refreshed Chargers might be a different story.

The Chargers have won 11 straight games and are the hottest team in the playoffs. They are coming off a bye week, so they’ll have to be sharp early on. Under Norv Turner, this team has consistently started slow only to emerge as a serious Super Bowl contender in December and January. That’s the case again.

Offensive Matchups: Jets vs Chargers betting odds
The Jets offense is very vanilla but until someone stops them, they’ll keep with the same game plan. They have the top rushing offense in the NFL and they are going to hand off close to 40 times in this game if things go according to plan. They have a rookie quarterback so their offense will choke if they can’t pick up the running yards.

For San Diego, their unit is as multifaceted as it gets. NFL betting; fans know that they have Philip Rivers, Vincent Jackson, Antonio Gates, Darren Sproles and Malcolm Floyd. There are not going to be any easy outs for the Jets like they had the last few weeks with the Bengals and Indianapolis Colts.

Betting Edge: Chargers

Defensive Matchups: Jets vs Chargers betting odds
The Jets defense is top-ranked in overall defense but there are some chinks in the armor. While they limited Carson Palmer and the passing game last week, it is still disconcerting that they gave up 169 rushing yards to Cedric Benson. The good news for them this week is that the Chargers can’t run the ball. They’ll tee off with their blitzing schemes and hope to get home to drop Rivers. They own the best pass defense in the NFL and have allowed just eight passing touchdowns this year.

For the Chargers, their unit isn’t great but it’s not bad. A lot of people thought this unit would be horrible after they lost Jamal Williams for the season but they have held their own. They gave up 4.5 yards per carry in the regular season, which can’t happen this week. They must force the game on Sanchez.

Betting Edge:Jets

Notable Injuries: Jets vs Chargers betting odds
Both teams are healthy for this game.

Betting Edge: Even

Over/Under Picks: Jets vs Chargers betting odds
With the game being played in San Diego, you have to figure they’ll control the pace. They should move the ball and get points on the board early and often, while the Jets should be able to run on San Diego. The Jets will have to rely on the pass at one point or another, which will provide big plays one way (for the Jets) or the other (turnovers for the Chargers).

Pick:Over 42.5

Outlook and Pick: Jets vs Chargers betting
The Jets defense is high-ranked, but it is overrated. When you consider that Atlanta, Jacksonville, Miami and New England all had their way with this unit while they played at home, you have to expect they’ll be even weaker against an elite opponent on the road.

The key is turnovers. The Jets are 8-0 when they win the turnover battle this year and just 1-7 when they don’t. The Chargers had just 17 giveaways this year, which is the second-fewest in the NFL.

Look for the Chargers to get out ahead and force the Jets to start abandoning the run. This is a tall order for the Jets on a back-to-back road situation against a rested team.


STAN'S PICK: Chargers-9

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