Free NFL Prediction: Chargers vs Vikings
Week 3 NFL betting sees the San Diego Chargers taking on the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday September 27th at the TCF Bank Stadium, Minnesota. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
San Diego Chargers (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
Date: Sunday September 27th
Time: 1 PM
Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minnesota
ATS Betting Lines: Vikings -2.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: OFF
NFL Betting Total: 44.5
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The Chargers and Vikings are both at 1-1 and while Minnesota won last week San Diego lost. San Diego QB Phillip Rivers has been great so far on the young season, but the Chargers have been killed because of turnovers this season and that has to change or they will be leaving the Land of 10,000 Lakes with a loss.
The Chargers have lost 3 of their last 5 games facing teams from the NFC North.
San Diego Chargers
Rivers has passed for 645 yards with 4 TD in 2 games on the season with a lights-out completion percentage of 81%. However, he also has 3 INT on the season.
San Diego has a solid and well-balanced WR corps led by the trio of Keenan Allen. Malcolm Floyd, and Stevie Johnson. Star TE Antonio Games is still suspended and will not return until Week 5.
RB Melvin Gordon rushed for 88 yards in the loss last week to the Cincinnati Bengals and while the offensive lines has been playing well opening up holes for the rushing game they did allow Rivers to get sacked 4 sacks last week.
He will be facing the weakness of the Minnesota defense so far on the season, which is their run D that ranks 25th in the league.
The Vikings have won their last 4 home games.
Teddy Bridgewater had a decent game in the Vikings 26-16 win over the Lions last week, but the real star was RB Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 134 yards on 29 carries.
He was pumped on his first game back at home last week and stopping him will be the key for the Chargers on defense.
San Diego ranks 21st in the league defending the run and they really struggled last week allowing 175 rushing yards in the loss to the Bengals.
Turnovers are always key, but even more so in this game with the turnover-prone Chargers facing a Vikings team that forced 2 fumbles and had 1 INT in the Lions win.
NFL Betting Trends:
* Chargers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
* Chargers are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 games overall.
* Vikings are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games.
* Vikings are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
* Vikings have an Under record of 4-1 in their last 4 games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 44.5
I think Rivers and Peterson will have big games, but the Chargers will limit their turnovers and that will be key.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Chargers 33 – Vikings 20
Rivers will not be stopped and he will put up big numbers, as the Chargers will win and move to 2-1 on the season snapping the Vikings’ home winning streak.
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