NFL Week 5 2012 New Orleans Saints v San Diego Chargers

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Sun, 2012-10-07 09:20 -- TheFootballLines

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints look for their first win of the season as they take on the San Diego Chargers in NFL Week 5 action. The Latest NFL Lines show the point spread currently trading between Saints -3 to -3.5 and the Chargers +3 to +3.5 depending on the sportsbook. On the moneyline odds board we see New Orleans trading at -173 ($1.58) after opening the week at -210 ($1.48) and the Chargers are priced between +155 ($2.55) up to +160 ($2.60). The over under total is at O/U52 which is down two points from the opener of O/U54.

Which way is the action going? Well currently about 60% of point spread wagers are on the Saints while around 58% of the NFL moneyline wager count is on the Chargers. In the over under total market we see that there is slightly more wagers being placed on the over bet which is running at around 55%. In Prop bet action the prop P.Rivers TD passes Over or Under 1.5 is attracting lopsided action with a leading offshore sportsbook currently receiving 100% of wagers on Over 1.5 at -155 ($1.65).

The Saints are 0-4 having lost to the Redskins (32-40), Panthers (27-35), Chiefs (24-27) and Packers (27-28). Scoring an average of 27.5 points per game on offense and allowing an average of 32.5 on defense, New Orleans has a -5 points per game differential. In wagering results New Orleans are 1-3 -$205 against the point spread, 0-4 -$400 against the moneyline odds and they are 3-1 in over under betting.

Philip Rivers and Co have a 3-1 record having lost to Atlanta (3-27) while proving too good for the Titans (38-10), Raiders (22-14) and Chiefs (37-20). The Chargers have a points differential of +7.25 having scored an average of 25 point's per game while allowing 17.75. NFL wagering results for San Diego see them with a 2-2 over under record, 3-1 +$121 record against the closing moneyline odds and in NFL Point Spread Results they are 3-1 +$185.

The Verdict - here at our numbers show a couple of value plays for this game. We have wagered the moneyline and point spread in this game. If you would like to buy our picks and join us you can do so below. For more info on our $2.00 NFL picks visit NFL Picks's Pick: 
We have taken the San Diego Chargers at +167 ($2.67) on the moneyline. They may have come in a little but still offer value at the current odds. We have also taken them against the point spread at +3.5, where possible take the +3.5 line over the +3.