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Week 2 of the NFL regular season continues on Sunday with an AFC showdown from southern California when the Miami Dolphins visit the Los Angeles Chargers. The current line on top sportsbooks has Los Angeles favored by 3.5 points with the over/under point total on 45.5

This will be the first game of the season for Miami since their Week 1 game was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. Los Angeles is 0-1 straight up and 0-0-1 against the spread.

This will be the first official home game for the Chargers in Los Angeles since 1960. The Dolphins may be fresher and more rested coming into this game, but also had to deal with several distractions from the hurricane’s after effects and training in a suburb of Los Angeles the entire week.

The Chargers lost their opener to Denver 24-21 on the road Monday Night, but Joey Bosa the team’s star defensive end said the team was positive after the loss knowing they played well and needed to put it behind them to prepare for the Dolphins, since they had a short week.

Jay Butler will debut under center for the Dolphins, as he came out of retirement to play for Miami after Ryan Tannehill was lost for the entire season with a knee injury.

Defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and Cameron Wake a defensive end, lead a Dolphins defense that is expected to be strong against the run.

On offense, Jay Ajayi rushed for over 1,270 yards last season for the Dolphins and will be looked upon for more of the same this season.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers threw three touchdowns in Week 1. Los Angeles running back Melvin Gordon managed just 54 yards on the ground, while wide receiver Keenan Allen had five receptions and one touchdown.

The Chargers’ Bosa and Melvin Ingram, another strong passer rusher each had 1.5 sacks against Denver.

Miami is 3-1 SU in its last 4 head to head games with the Chargers.

Miami is 9-20 ATS in its last 29 games against AFC opponents.

Los Angeles is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games played at home.

With this free pick, we like Los Angeles to cover.

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Friday, September 15th, 2017 2017 NFL Comments Off on Dolphins vs Chargers Free Pick

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Week 1 of the 2017 NFL regular season ends with Monday Night Football when the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Denver Broncos in an AFC West showdown. The current line on top sportsbooks has Denver favored by 3 points with the over/under point total on 43.

Denver looks to rebound from an average season last year while Los Angeles starts a new era in a different city, playing their first regular season game as Los Angeles after spending 56 years in San Diego. Both teams have new coaches as well with Anthony Lynn coaching the Chargers and Vance Joseph the Broncos.

Denver did not make the playoffs last season after winning the Super Bowl the previous season. This season, the defense will be the strength of the team behind linebacker Von Miller. Aqib Talib will shadow Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen.

Talib said Allen has recovered from his torn ACL of last season and warned that the Chargers would be a tough opponent as they are healthy with their stars at skill positions healthy and ready and with Philip Rivers at quarterback any offense is going to be dangerous.

Rivers has passed for more than 4,000 yards in a season eight times as well as five seasons with 30 touchdown passes or more. Melvin Gordon missed rushing for 1,000 yards last season by 3 yards after missing the final three games of the regular season due to knee and hip injuries.

On defense, the Chargers are led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram two pass rushers who sacked opposing quarterbacks 10.5 and 8 times respectively. Chargers cornerback Casey Hayward led the NFL in interceptions last season with seven.

Denver will start Trevor Siemian under center. This is his second season as the Broncos starting quarterback after last season passing for 3,400 yards. He will have two strong receivers in Demaryirus Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders both of whom had over 1,000 yards receiving last season.

C.J. Anderson is once again healthy and will lead the running game for Denver, while Jamaal Charles the former star running back with the Kansas City Chiefs looks to revive his career with the Broncos.

Miller is second in quarterback sacks with 73.5 and forced fumbles with 19 since entering the NFL in 2011. Talib in No. 4 in NFL history with 9 interceptions returned for touchdowns.

Los Angeles is 5-0 against the spread in its last 5 Week 1 games.

Denver is 5-1 straight up in its last 6 games head to head with Los Angeles.

With this free pick, we like Los Angeles to cover.

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Los Angeles Chargers 2017 Outlook

The Los Angeles Chargers hope to stay abreast with the other three teams in what is expected to be a highly competitive AFC West division.

While the Chargers must share their new stadium with the Rams starting in 2020, the team leased a huge office and over 3 acres of land for its training facilities for preseason.

The Chargers will have several old faces return mixed with new faces for the 2017 NFL regular season. Antonio Gates was expected to retire, but the 37-year old tight end and future Hall of Famer has returned.

The Chargers nonetheless drafted Hunter Henry from Arkansas to replace Gates, and this will give Henry a chance to learn the position from the best. › Continue reading

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