VSB NFL Saturday Night Lines and Predictions: San Diego Chargers Vs San Francisco 49ers

Saturday Night in California! Our Handicappers Have the Best Sports Betting Odds and Predictions Set Out For This Match-up.

Do we have an action packed Week 16 SATURDAY NIGHT Football game lined up for you. This week you will witness a matchup between the San Diego Chargers and the San Francisco 49ers. Our online sportsbooks have their lines open, so begin with your betting.

San Diego Chargers (8-6)

Week 15 Top Performers:

  • Philip Rivers: 232 yards and one touchdown
  • Brandon Olivier: 70 yards
  • Antonio Gates: 54 yards and a touchdown

Factors to consider:

  • Chargers are coming off a home loss to the Broncos and now have their season on the line.
  • Chargers are 8-6 with the Chiefs and the Bills; the Steelers and the Ravens hold that wild card spot at 9-5
  • Playing on the road

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Philip Rivers and the Chargers offense face a tough defense in the 49ers.
  • Niners are ranked 3rd in the NFL for total yards allowed
  • Expect Rivers to struggle getting to the end zone with his passing plays, despite the importance of this game. Keenan Allen is out for Week 16, expect Malcom Floyd to be the primary target.

Defensive Expectations:

  • Chargers’ defense face a 49ers offense that has been struggling a lot in the past couple of weeks
  • Expect them to put lots of pressure on Kaepernick. Especially with Frank Gore out of the lineup, The focus will be on the Niners QB

San Francisco 49ers (7-7)

Week 15 Top Performers:

  • Colin Kaepernick: 141 yards
  • Carlos Hyde: 55 yards
  • Bruce Miller: 56 yards

Factors to consider: 

  • Niners suffered a 3rd straight loss in week 15, this time to their arch rival the Seahawks. The Niners were expected to loss in week 15 due to playing in Seattle
  • They head back home to face the Chargers for Week 16
  • Niners are out of the playoff picture

Offensive Expectations:       

  • Kaepernick and the Niners offense face a Chargers defense ranked 9th in the NFL in total defense
  • Unpredictable of how this offense will do considering the circumstances. Although they are playing at home, San Francisco’s offense has been off lately, so I would not depend on them.

Defensive Expectations:

  • Niners defense is the only positive aspect of the team (3rd in the NFL)
  • Expect them to give Rivers and the Chargers offense a tough time on Saturday Night
  • Their biggest challenge would be to get Rivers off rhythm

San Diego Chargers (8-6) at San Francisco 49ers (7-7)
When: Saturday, December 20th, 2014,
Time: 8:25pm (Eastern Time) 
Where:  Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco, California, USA
Opening NFL oddsSan Francisco 49ers -2 ½  
NFL Betting Odds from: Bovada

Matchup Trends
San Diego is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
San Diego is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
San Francisco is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
San Francisco is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
San Francisco is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Diego’s last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco’s last 5 games
 
Week 17 Matchups
San Diego at Kansas City, Sunday, December 28th
San Francisco home to Arizona, Sunday, December 28th
 
Sports Prediction
Surprisingly, the Niners have opened the lines as a slight favorite for Saturday Night’s game. We here at Vegas Sports Betting are unsure of how exactly this game is going to turn out, considering the situation. However, the Under/over seems pretty low and I would definitely recommend going with that, even though the defenses on both sides are strong.  It is towards the end of the season, and both teams have to score, whether it’s the Chargers or 49ers. They must end the season with a big bang to show their true caliber. That said, take the Over 41 provided by the best sportsbook in the business, Bovada.
 
Sports Betting Pick:  Over 41  

 

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