Week 2 Free Betting Pick – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills

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The Bills (+7.5) are ready to welcome the Los Angeles Chargers (-7.5) to New Era Field. This early afternoon game is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET and CBS will broadcast the action.

Betting Preview: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills

Buffalo is entering this AFC matchup as a big underdog and is currently getting 7.5 points. The Chargers are also receiving -310 moneyline odds while the Bills are +250. If one squad catches a lucky break early it would generate a reasonable live betting opportunity. Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 44 points.

With the spread opening at 7 and the over/under placed initially at 44.5, the betting odds have shifted slightly.

The Chargers have lost 1.6 units so far and are 0-1 against the spread (ATS). The team’s posted an O/U record of 1-0.

The Bills are down 1.0 unit this season. The team is 0-1 ATS and also has an O/U record of 1-0.

The Chargers have gone 0-1 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Bills are also 0-1 SU.

The Chargers are looking to bounce back after a 38-28 loss to Kansas City last weekTheir defense allowed the Chiefs to rush for 106 yards on 27 attempts. Tyreek Hill was on a different level for the Chiefs in that one with 169 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches. On the offense, Philip Rivers completed 34-of-51 passes for 424 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Melvin Gordon III (64 yards on 15 rush attempts) led the running attack in the loss while Gordon III (nine receptions, 102 yards) and Keenan Allen (eight catches, 108 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties.

In Week 1, Baltimore took care of this Buffalo crew by a score of 47-3. The Bills defense let the Ravens eat up the clock by rushing for 117 yards on 34 attempts, including three rush TDs. Willie Snead IV put up a productive showing for Baltimore, recording 49 yards on four catches. As a group, the Bills collectively completed 11-of-33 passes for 98 yards and two interceptions. Nathan Peterman went five-for-18 for 24 yards and two interceptions while Josh Allen was six-of-15 for 74 yards. LeSean McCoy (22 yards on 7 rush attempts) handled the ground game in the defeat while Zay Jones (three receptions, 26 yards) and Jeremy Kerley (two catches, seven yards) led the receiving corps.

If last year’s results are any indication, then the Chargers ought to own the edge when it comes to applying pressure. Their offensive line yielded only 18 sacks last season while the D-line logged 43 sacks. The Bills O-line allowed 47 sacks last year and their defense sacked opposing QBs just 27 times..

When these two squads faced one another last year, Los Angeles knocked Buffalo off easily 54-24.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Buffalo Bills Free Betting Pick

SU Winner: Bills, ATS Winner: Bills, O/U: Under

Team Betting Notes

  • Los Angeles was favored by 4 points in its last game and the O/U was set at 48. The over cashed and Los Angeles failed to cover in the 38-28 defeat to Kansas City.
  • Buffalo has lost zero fumbles this season while Los Angeles has lost one.
  • In its last three contests, Los Angeles is 1-1-1 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
  • Buffalo was favored by 8 points in its previous matchup and the Over/Under was set at 38.5. The over cashed and Buffalo failed to cover in the 47-3 defeat to Baltimore.
  • Over its last three matches, Buffalo is 2-1 ATS and the under cashed in two of those three.
  • The Chargers O-line allowed 18 sacks last season. Their defense created 43 sacks.
  • The Bills offense gave up 47 sacks last year. Their defense created 27 sacks,
  • The Chargers created 10 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • The Bills put up 12 rushing touchdowns last season.
  • The Chargers registered 3.8 yards per carry last season while allowing 4.9 yards per rush attempt to opponents.
  • The Bills registered 4.1 yards per carry last season and gave up 4.3 YPC to opponents.
  • The Chargers logged 28 passing touchdowns last season.
  • The Bills produced 16 passing touchdowns last season.
  • The Buffalo defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks two times this year. Los Angeles has recorded one sacks.