Let’s take a look at the NFL week 2 betting matchup between the San Diego Super Chargers (1-0) as they head in to Paul Brown Stadium to face the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0). The game kicks-off on CBS this Sunday Sept. 20th at 1:00 PM ET. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com. The odds-makers have the home town Bengals as 3-point favorites with the game total at 47.
The last time the Bolts were in Cincinnati was in January of 2014 for the AFC wild card game. The Bengals lost the game by a 27-10 score. Look for the home town crowd to be involved in this game in search of revenge.
San Diego Super Chargers at Cincinnati Bengals NFL Week 3 Odds & My Free Pick
What: San Diego Chargers (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Cincinnati, OH
Stadium: Paul Brown Stadium
Weather: 72 °F/ Sprinkles Early
Wind: NorthEast 10mph
Spread: Bengals -3
Moneyline: San Diego +150 vs Cincinnati -170
Game Total: 47
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: San Diego vs Cincinnati
The San Diego Chargers picked up an exciting 33-28 win over Detroit to kick off its 2015 regular season while narrowly covering the spread as 3.5-point home favorites. The Bolts got a fantastic performance out of veteran quarterback Philip Rivers as the savvy signal-caller completed a blistering 35 of 42 pass attempts for 404 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Rookie running back Melvin Gordon rushed 14 times for 51 yards while wide receiver Keenan Allen had a monster game by hauling in 15 passes for 165 yards and two touchdowns.
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) September 16, 2015
The Cincinnati Bengals rolled roughshod all over the Oakland Raiders in their regular season opener, winning 33-13 to easily cash in as a 3-point road favorite. Quarterback Andy Dalton completed 25 of 34 passes for 269 yards with two touchdowns while running back Jeremy Hill rushed for a team-high 69 yards and two scores. Wide receiver Tyler Eifert caught nine passes for 104 yards and two touchdowns.
How To Bet This Game
51 percent of the betting public likes San Diego to cash in as a slight road dog while a whopping 69 percent of public bettors like the Over 45.5 total points.
Nevertheless, I’m going with Cincinnati to win this game by forcing – and capitalizing – on one or two turnovers from Philip Rivers.
The Bengals have compiled a perfect 7-0 ATS mark in their last seven home games against a team with a winning road record while also posting an incendiary 15-5-1 ATS mark in their last 21 home games.
I also like the Over with both of these teams featuring competent quarterbacks and offenses that can put points on the board in a hurry. The Over is 13-2-1 in San Diego’s last 16 Week 2 games and 7-3 in their last 10 games in the month of September.
Last but not least, the Over is also 5-1 in Cincinnati’s last six home games and 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these franchises.
To summarize I am picking the Cinci Bengals at -3 and the Over 47 as the smart bet in their week 3 game versus the Chargers. My final score prediction is San Diego 21, Cincinnati 28.
*stats provided by Sportsline.com