This under-rated NFL week 3 betting tilt features the 2.5-point underdog San Diego Chargers visiting TCF Bank Stadium to face the Minnesota Vikings. The game kicks off on CBS this Sunday, Sept. 27th at 1:00 PM. Cord-cutters can stream the game via CBSsports.com.
The Vikings are hoping to win their second straight home game while the Bolts are looking to avoid their seventh loss in nine games. The Super Chargers are also 2-6 against the spread in their past eight as underdogs. The Vikings have gone 9-3 versus the line in their last 12 overall.
An In-Depth Analysis Of The San Diego Super Chargers Vs Minnesota Vikings NFL Week 3 Line & My Final Score Prediction
What: San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
When: Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Minneapolis, MN
Stadium: TCF Bank Stadium
Weather: 76° F/Scattered Clouds
Spread: Vikings -2.5
Moneyline: San Diego +113 vs Minnesota -133
Game Total: 44.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: San Diego vs Minnesota
Why Bet On San Diego to Beat Minnesota (-2.5)
Rivers will exploit the Minn D in this game.
Versus Cincinnati, the San Diego Chargers found a rushing attack. The Chargers ran for 131 yards from 25 carries. Beating Cincinnati on the road is a difficult thing to do. Even though the Chargers got their rushing attack going, they still lost 24 to 17.
But QB Phillip Rivers was awesome as usual. Rivers completed 21 of 27 for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. He ended up throwing an interception, but those things will happen. In Week 1, Rivers threw the ball 42 times completing 35 passes for 404 yards and 2 touchdowns. In that game, the Chargers ran for 95 yards on 30 carries.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) September 20, 2015
There’s no doubt that San Diego is going to be able to move the ball against the Minnesota defense. The Vikings are allowing 134 yards per game on the ground. Minnesota gave up 168 yards and 2 touchdowns to San Francisco’s Carlos Hyde in Week 1. The Vikings lost that game 20 to 3.
San Diego should be able to run or pass against the Minnesota defense. That gives the Chargers a huge advantage in this game.
Why Bet On Minnesota (-2.5) to Beat San Diego
AP showed us he hasn’t slowed down after a year away.
After having a terrible first game of the season, Adrian Peterson is once again the best running back in the NFL. Peterson’s fantasy owners couldn’t be happy after the former NFL MVP rushed for only 31 yards on 10 carries and caught only 3 passes for 21 yards versus the San Francisco 49’ers in Week 1.
Man, did Peterson turn it round in Week 2. Facing what was supposed to be a good Detroit Lions defense, Peterson dominated. He carried the ball 29 times for 134 yards. He caught 2 passes for 58 yards. When Peterson is that dominant, it becomes very difficult to beat the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings beat Detroit 26 to 16.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 20, 2015
Not only do the Vikings move the ball up and down the field when Peterson is effective, but they also control the line of scrimmage and the game clock. Minnesota held the ball for over 31 minutes versus the Lions. Detroit held the ball for 28 minutes.
Minnesota no doubt will try and control the clock versus the Chargers this Sunday. The Vikings have the ability to do it, but there is an issue with the strategy. Rivers is just too good of a QB to let the Vikings’ defense force a lot of 3 and outs against him. The Chargers will score. Expect this game to turn into a shootout. My final score prediction is San Diego 34, Minnesota 31.