Patriots Game Sunday: Patriots vs Chargers odds and prediction for NFL Week 8 game
By Jerry Trotta
The New England Patriots just beat the New York Jets for the 12th straight time this past weekend.
Let’s be honest, if the Patriots could play their division rivals — though it hasn’t been much of a rivalry lately — 17 times a year, they’d finish undefeated. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.
After pummeling the Jets by 41 points, New England will lock horns with Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers, a team they beat 45-0 last season in the most lopsided scoreline of the year.
However, this is an entirely different Chargers team, so the Patriots will have their work cut out for them.
Will Herbert prove too overwhelming for New England’s banged-up secondary? Or will Mac Jones continue to assert himself as the best rookie from the 2021 class and lead the Pats to a huge road win?
Let’s take a took at the betting preview for the game.
Patriots vs Chargers Odds Week 8
According to our friends at WynnBET, the Patriots are 5.5-point road underdogs. They have -110 odds to cover the spread (bet $110 to win $100). If you want to pick New England to win outright, they’re +185 on the moneyline (bet $100 to win $185).
The over/under for Sunday is set at 49 points, so Vegas clearly thinks this has barnburner potential. Both sides are set at -110.
Patriots vs Chargers Prediction Week 8
As we noted earlier, this is a much different Chargers squad. Brandon Staley is establishing himself as one of the best young coaches in the NFL. The same can be said for Herbert in regard to the quarterback position. The 23-year-old star is clearly reaping the benefits of LA’s overhauled offensive line.
The Patriots secondary, which just lost Jonathan Jones for the year and was already without Stephon Gilmore, could have its hands full trying to cover the likes of Keenan Allen, Mike Williams and Jared Cook.
On the flip side, the Chargers defense isn’t a world-beater. The Patriots’ offense, whose confidence is likely sky-high after scoring 54 points, should be able to do some damage and keep this close throughout.
This could go either way, but we’re picking the Chargers to hold serve at home. Staley will have his players ready to rock after the bye and the Patriots’ only three wins have come against the Jets (twice) and Texans.
Chargers 28, Patriots 24.
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