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NFL Betting Preview: Los Angeles Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings
September 24, 2023
This matchup features two teams looking for their first win of the season when the 0-2 Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the 0-2 Minnesota Vikings.
Los Angeles enters this game with a record of 0-2 following losses at home against the Miami Dolphins by a score of 34-36 and on the road against the Tennessee Titans by a score of 24-27 in overtime while the Minnesota Vikings enter this game with a record of 0-2 following a loss at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a score of 17-20 and on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 28-34.
Which team will get the first win of the season with a win in this matchup on Sunday afternoon? Let’s take a look at how these teams have fared this season.
The Los Angeles Chargers enter this game with a record of 0-2 following a 24-27 loss in overtime on the road against the Tennessee Titans while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 2 of the NFL season. Los Angeles scored 24 points while compiling 342 total yards offensively which included 305 passing yards and 61 rushing yards while allowing 27 points and 341 total yards defensively which included 246 passing yards and 141 passing yards. Justin Herbert led the team in passing, completing 27 of 41 attempts for 305 yards and two touchdowns. Joshua Kelley led the team in rushing with 13 carries for 39 yards. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving, catching eight of ten targets for 111 yards and two touchdowns.
Minnesota enters this game with a record of 0-2 following a 28-34 loss on the road against the Philadelphia Eagles while the game ended in a push in week 2 of the NFL season. The Vikings scored 28 points while compiling 374 total yards offensively which included 364 passing yards and 28 rushing yards while allowing 34 points and 430 total yards defensively which included 193 passing yards and 259 rushing yards. Kirk Cousins led the team in passing, completing 31 of 44 attempts for 364 yards and four touchdowns. Alexander Mattison led the team in rushing with eight carries for 28 yards while adding three receptions for 11 yards. Justin Jefferson led the team in receiving, catching 11 of 13 targets for 159 yards.
BookMaker has the Minnesota Vikings listed as 1-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday afternoon in week 3 of the NFL season. Minnesota has won five of the last seven including the previous three matchups in a row while going 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. Los Angeles is 0-2 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS on the road while the Minnesota Vikings are 0-1-1 ATS overall, 0-1 ATS at home, and 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season.
Los Angeles is the more talented team this season but has gotten off to a rocky start, however, Minnesota has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last seven including the previous three matchups in a row. The Vikings are 5-2 ATS in the last seven and 3-0 ATS in the last three games in the series. As a result, I am taking the Minnesota Vikings -1 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.
Spooky Express Pick: Minnesota Vikings -1
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