When the Saints host the Chargers in their next Monday night visual appearance of the year in Week 5 (eight:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), they will be seeking for improved results against an AFC West foe. In Week 2, the Saints missing to the Raiders in Las Vegas, 34-24.
The Chargers (1-three) won a limited recreation at the Bengals in Week 1, but they have had hard losses to the Chiefs, Panthers and Buccaneers given that irrespective of powerful engage in by rookie initial-spherical QB Justin Herbert. Herbert has performed nicely enough to hold the task for the rest of the year over Tyrod Taylor.
The Saints (2-2) rebounded from a two-recreation shedding streak to outscore the Lions in Week four. They are 1-1 at household, soon after shedding to the Packers on Sunday night in Week three.
Here’s every little thing to know about betting on Saints vs. Chargers in Week 5, together with current odds, developments and our prediction for “Monday Night time Football.”
Saints vs. Chargers odds for ‘Monday Night time Football’
- Distribute: Saints by 7.5
- Above/below: 50
- Position distribute odds: Chargers -103, Saints -117
The Saints have been hovering about touchdown favorites all week. The Chargers have been taking part in up and down to their opponents so much, with all limited one-possession losses. The Saints won by eleven at household in Week 1, but they don’t have the identical edge in the dome devoid of the standard intimidating group sound.
Saints vs. Chargers all-time series
The Chargers direct 7-5 in their limited interconference heritage of a dozen game titles. This will be the fourth time Brees will confront his previous staff. The Saints have won all 3 former revenge game titles, 37-32 in London in 2008, 31-24 in New Orleans in 2012 and 35-34 in San Diego in 2016.
Three developments to know
— 52 percent of bettors like the Saints to cover the distribute at household like they did in Week 1. The Chargers, nonetheless, are 2-1-1 against the distribute this year.
— The Saints have coated in their two wins and had been upset by both of those the Raiders and Packers. 100 percent of bettors are going with the Saints on the moneyline.
— 100 percent of bettors like the over. The full has absent over in all four Saints game titles. The full has absent over in only one Chargers recreation.
Three items to look at
Michael Thomas’ absence
The Saints would not have their superstar wide receiver back again from his ankle injuries simply because he’s getting deactivated for staff disciplinary explanations. The Chargers will nonetheless be devoid of cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (foot), who joins security Derwin James on their secondary shelf. The Chargers nonetheless have two strong corners in Casey Hayward and Desmond King. Emmanuel Sanders and rising third-yr man Tre’Quan Smith will have their palms entire.
Herbert on the street again
Herbert has looked superior reverse Patrick Mahomes at household and stayed ideal with Tom Brady in a shootout in Tampa Bay very last week. He ought to be fearless and unfazed on the other side of Brees with his power, arm, self-confidence and athleticism. He also has good matchups for his veteran go-to fellas, wide receiver Keenan Allen and limited end Hunter Henry.
The managing committees
The Saints are seeking good on the floor with the mix of Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. The Chargers missing a massive component of their offense when Austin Ekeler experienced a hamstring injuries very last week. Now they will change to a 1-2 punch of rookie Joshua Kelley and previous Melvin Gordon top rated backup Justin Jackson. The Chargers have enhanced against the operate but struggled against the Bucs very last week. The Saints have known to be instead stingy with their hard defensive entrance.
Stats that issue
three.six and four.5. The initial quantity is how numerous yards for every have the Saints’ protection gives up in the managing recreation. The next quantity is how numerous yards for every have the Chargers’ protection gives up in the managing recreation. It really is simple to experience that the mix of Kamara and Murray have a significant edge over Kelley and Jackson. The wrinkle of Taysom Hill getting into as the QB and managing is an included edge.
Saints vs. Chargers prediction
The Chargers will use their defensive strengths to hold the recreation close and Herbert will get superior support from Allen and Henry. But Brees will get far more support from Kamara, Murray, Sanders and other folks in the end to grind the Saints to a cozy direct by the fourth quarter. Brees would make his affect with a massive recreation to support them shift the ball improved on third downs when Kamara and the managing recreation puts on the ending touches.
Saints 27, Chargers 17