On Sunday night, the Patriots will try to pick themselves up after very difficult away loss in their second consecutive road game when they visit the Chargers. Bookmaker software services saw that last week, Green Bay beat New England at Lambeau Field as the underdogs with three points, and they only went 2-7 ATS in the last nine meetings that they played as the favorites on the road.
The betting line opened with the Patriots being the favorites by three points, and 50.5 was the total.
Ever since 2002, New England are 24-5 SU in road games in December, and were able to win 10 out of their last 13 clashes with the Chargers. Even though they lost to Green Bay, the Patriots’ game plan was a very solid one, and all they needed to do was run the football a bit more so they could limit possessions by the Packers.
Stephen Gostkowski ‘s field goal for 47 yards would have driven the team to a score of within 26-24 late in the meeting, but the kicker only missed the second one of the season, and their winning streak of seven games ended.
So the Patriots lost to Green Bay and are now set to take on Sand Diego, and there’s no doubt that coach Bill Belichick wants to see his men return to winning ways.
San Diego are still in the hunt for the playoffs after a very big 34-33 win on the road last week against the Ravens as the dogs with 6.5 points, and they also appear to be set to have a go for the AFC West title.
In the division, San Diego are only one meeting behind Denver and next week they’re set to host them, so another good test would be to face New England. The Chargers are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings that they played as the dogs at home.
There’s also the possibility of San Diego visiting New England if they make it to the playoffs, and they would definitely try to prove a point.
San Diego were also missing a lot of consistency recently, as they didn’t cover in six games in a row before last Sunday, when they took out Baltimore. That took place after they covered each one of the season’s first five meetings. In the meantime, New England were not beaten since 2012 in straight games in a regular season, and they tend to properly bounce back after losing.
Many fans and bookmaker software services believe that the Patriots will be the ones to win this matchup – considering their record – and believe that they’re the ones to go for in in this upcoming clash.