The New Orleans Saints and the Los Angeles Chargers are moving into Week 2 of the preseason coming off losses. Despite their setbacks, there were plenty of positives from their previous outings. The Saints are +1000 to win Super Bowl 54, while the Chargers are +1800 to take home the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Betting Preview for the New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Chargers NFL Preseason Week 2 Game on August 18, 2019
Where: Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson
When: Sunday, August 18, 2019, 4:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the New Orleans Saints (0-1 Preseason Record)
With Drew Brees not playing, the Saints lost to the Minnesota Vikings at home in Week 1 of the preseason, 34-25. That said, the Saints must have liked what they saw from their quarterbacks who played. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 134 yards and a touchdown on 14-for-19 completions, while Taysom Hill had 80 passing yards on 8-for-14 completions. The Saints don’t need Brees to win these preseason games, as they arguably have the best backups under center in the entire NFL. But they need a better performance from their defense, especially up front after failing to record a sack in the Minnesota game. Hill flashed his rushing ability against the Vikings with 45 rushing yards on six carries. Rookie wide receiver Lil’ Jordan Humphrey led the Saints with 42 receiving yards and a touchdown on a pair of catches.
The Saints are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last three preseason games.
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (0-1 Preseason Record)
The Chargers are still missing the presence of star running back Melvin Gordon, who is currently on a holdout. But the rest of the team’s backfield was effective in covering at least a part of the hole he’s temporarily left in the preseason. Austin Ekeler rushed for 40 yards on five carries, while Justin Jackson had 22 rushing yards and a touchdown on five attempts. Rookie quarterback Easton Stick is also another great source of yards on the ground, as he showed in his preseason debut, rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown on two carries. Stick also went 7 of 11 for 78 passing yards. He had an interception, but there’s promise in the kid, who is challenging Cardale Jones for the third spot on the QB depth chart.
The over is 2-1 in the Chargers’ last three preseason games.
The Saints win, 30-21.
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