The Buffalo Bills limp their way home for Week 2’s showdown with the Los Angeles Chargers this coming Sunday after getting walloped in the face by the Baltimore Ravens. The Chargers are also coming off a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Which team will get their first win of the season?
At press, NFL Futures list the Chargers at +1200 to win the AFC while the Bills are given little chance at +15000.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Buffalo Bills NFL Season Week 2 Game on September 16, 2018
Where: New Era Field, Orchard Park
When: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 1:00 PM ET
Line: Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5) vs Buffalo Bills (+7.5) – view all 2018 NFL lines
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1)
This is not the preseason, but turnovers continue to kill the Chargers’ chances of winning games. Los Angeles committed two turnovers on Sunday during their 38-28 loss to Kansas City, with Philip Rivers throwing an interception and wide receiver JJ Jones losing a fumble during a special teams assignment. This pair of mistakes ended up being converted into 14 points by Kansas City. Not to say that turnovers are fine, but if the Chargers continue to struggle securing the pigskin in Week 2, then that might not be as lethal to their chances of wining a game than in Week 1. The Bills, as evidenced by their loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, can’t get it together on offense even so long as Nathan Peterman is under center for them.
Apart from his lone interception, Rivers looked fantastic against the Chiefs, as he passed for 424 yards on 34-of-51 completions to go with three touchdowns.
Chargers pass rusher Joey Bosa, who missed Week 1’s game with a foot injury, is still questionable to play next Sunday.
The Chargers are 3-1 ATS in their last four road games.
Betting on the Buffalo Bills (0-1)
Following the Bills’ 47-3 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Bills head coach Sean McDermott said that he needs to look at that game’s film before he decides on what to do with quarterback Nathan Peterman. That’s only going to make him look even more delusional. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the Bills are not going to have any success so long as Peterman is under center. Against the Ravens, Peterman completed just five of his 18 pass attempts for a paltry 24 yards to go with two interceptions. It’s probably time for Buffalo to hand the keys of the offense to rookie Josh Allen, though, he didn’t look good in the Ravens game either, passing for 74 yards on 6-of-15 completions.
The Bills’ pass protection will have to improve, too, after allowing six sacks in Week 1 for a loss of 28 yards.
Hopefully for Buffalo, LeSean McCoy and the team’s backfield will be able to produce better numbers next week. McCoy only had 22 rushing yards on 22 carries against Baltimore.
The Bills are 2-0 ATS in their last two home games.
Los Angeles wins, 28-17.
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