The 2013 NFL season is back, and here at Cappers Info, we’ll be looking at some of the best games on the docket each and every week, as we try to make the most money possible off of the NFL odds for the week. Join us on Sunday, as we make our San Diego Chargers @ Philadelphia Eagles free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the gridiron.
Week 2 NFL Picks: San Diego Chargers @ Philadelphia Eagles
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 1:00 ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
NFL Betting Odds: Philadelphia -9.5 (55.5)
Chargers vs. Eagles On TV: CBS
Just look at the raw facts of this game first. The Chargers are going on the road to the East Coast on a short week against the fastest offense perhaps in the history of football. On paper, it seems like a very easy game to back the Eagles in. Philadelphia has moved from 75 to 1 down to 20 to 1 on the odds to win the Super Bowl, and the team has gone from a 4.5-point underdog against a relatively comparable Washington Redskins team on the road to one that is swinging over two touchdowns to -9.5 against the Chargers.
There is a question as to whether a team that went 3-12-1 ATS last year is really worthy of being nearly a double-digit favorite. QB Michael Vick just doesn’t look all that healthy to us, and playing on a short week isn’t going to be good for this offense that was on the field for 53 plays in the first half last week, or for a defense which was torched in the second half against QB Robert Griffin III and the Redskins. In the end though, the stat that matters to us is that San Diego is 7-0 ATS in its last seven games when it is playing on short weeks. This is a team that thrives on adversity, and after last week’s debacle against the Texans, there is a real chance to come on the road and pull off the upset, especially if there is a way to slow this offense down even just a bit. We love San Diego in this game.
San Diego Chargers vs. Philadelphia Eagles Pick: San Diego Chargers +9.5
San Diego Chargers @ Philadelphia Eagles Score Prediction: Chargers 24 – Eagles 21