When the Saints host the Chargers of their second Monday night time look of the season in Week 5 (eight:15 p.m. ET, ESPN), they are going to be in search of higher outcomes in opposition to an AFC West foe. In Week 2, the Saints misplaced to the Raiders in Las Vegas, 34-24.
The Chargers (1-Three) received a decent recreation on the Bengals in Week 1, however they’ve had powerful losses to the Chiefs, Panthers and Buccaneers since regardless of sturdy play by rookie first-round QB Justin Herbert. Herbert has performed nicely sufficient to maintain the job for the remainder of the season over Tyrod Taylor.
The Saints (2-2) rebounded from a two-game dropping streak to outscore the Lions in Week four. They’re 1-1 at house, after dropping to the Packers on Sunday night time in Week Three.
This is every thing to find out about betting on Saints vs. Chargers in Week 5, together with up to date odds, traits and our prediction for “Monday Evening Soccer.”
Saints vs. Chargers odds for ‘Monday Evening Soccer’
- Unfold: Saints by 7.5
- Over/underneath: 50
- Level unfold odds: Chargers -103, Saints -117
The Saints have been hovering round landing favorites all week. The Chargers have been enjoying up and right down to their opponents to date, with all tight one-possession losses. The Saints received by 11 at house in Week 1, however they do not have the identical benefit within the dome with out the everyday intimidating crowd noise.
Saints vs. Chargers all-time sequence
The Chargers lead 7-5 of their restricted interconference historical past of a dozen video games. This would be the fourth time Brees will face his former group. The Saints have received all three earlier revenge video games, 37-32 in London in 2008, 31-24 in New Orleans in 2012 and 35-34 in San Diego in 2016.
Three traits to know
— 52 % of bettors just like the Saints to cowl the unfold at house like they did in Week 1. The Chargers, nevertheless, are 2-1-1 in opposition to the unfold this season.
— The Saints have coated of their two wins and had been upset by each the Raiders and Packers. 100 % of bettors are going with the Saints on the moneyline.
— 100 % of bettors just like the over. The full has gone over in all 4 Saints video games. The full has gone over in just one Chargers recreation.
Three issues to observe
Michael Thomas’ absence
The Saints will not have their famous person vast receiver again from his ankle damage as a result of he is being deactivated for group disciplinary causes. The Chargers will nonetheless be with out cornerback Chris Harris Jr. (foot), who joins security Derwin James on their secondary shelf. The Chargers nonetheless have two stable corners in Casey Hayward and Desmond King. Emmanuel Sanders and rising third-year man Tre’Quan Smith could have their fingers full.
Herbert on the highway once more
Herbert has seemed good reverse Patrick Mahomes at house and stayed proper with Tom Brady in a shootout in Tampa Bay final week. He needs to be fearless and unfazed on the opposite aspect of Brees along with his vitality, arm, confidence and athleticism. He additionally has nice matchups for his veteran go-to guys, vast receiver Keenan Allen and tight finish Hunter Henry.
The working committees
The Saints are trying nice on the bottom with the mix of Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray. The Chargers misplaced an enormous a part of their offense when Austin Ekeler suffered a hamstring damage final week. Now they’ll flip to a 1-2 punch of rookie Joshua Kelley and former Melvin Gordon prime backup Justin Jackson. The Chargers have improved in opposition to the run however struggled in opposition to the Bucs final week. The Saints have identified to be somewhat stingy with their powerful defensive entrance.
Stats that matter
Three.6 and four.5. The primary quantity is what number of yards per carry the Saints’ protection provides up within the working recreation. The second quantity is what number of yards per carry the Chargers’ protection provides up within the working recreation. It is simple to really feel that the mix of Kamara and Murray have a big benefit over Kelley and Jackson. The wrinkle of Taysom Hill coming into because the QB and working is an added edge.
Saints vs. Chargers prediction
The Chargers will use their defensive strengths to maintain the sport shut and Herbert will get good assist from Allen and Henry. However Brees will get extra assist from Kamara, Murray, Sanders and others in the long run to grind the Saints to a cushty lead by the fourth quarter. Brees makes his influence with an enormous recreation to assist them transfer the ball higher on third downs whereas Kamara and the working recreation places on the ending touches.
Saints 27, Chargers 17