Last Updated on October 12, 2020
- The Saints have hit the over in all four of their games so far this season.
- The Chargers are 0-2 as underdogs against the spread.
- New Orleans is the favorite for the fifth-straight week.
The New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers are trending in opposite directions. The Saints are entering Week 5 after a big performance from Drew Brees while the Chargers are looking to bounce back after blowing a 17-point lead to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The Action Rush Monday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Saints vs. Chargers Week 5.
Saints – Chargers Best Odds MNF Week 5[metabet_core_game_tile query=”nfl/saints” site_id=”actionrush”]
The Saints are coming into this game as the heavy favorite at -8 on the spread line. They are also at -357 on the moneyline which is an approximate win probability of 78%.
The over-under is set to 50.5 and 51.5 on different sportsbooks. So far this season, teams have been scoring points like crazy and overs have been hitting left and right. Both the Chargers and Saints can put up big numbers offensively.
MNF Preview & Betting Angles
After losses in Week 2 and 3 where Brees looked like a shell of his former self, the Saints began to tank in Super Bowl odds. Although a convincing win in Week 4 over the Detroit Lions looks like it might stabilize New Orleans. Brees threw for nearly 250 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. It’s becoming pretty clear that Brees is not the same quarterback that we’re used to seeing in a Saints uniform, but he’s still smart and crafty enough to win games.
It also helps that he has one of the most dynamic players in the league in Alvin Kamara. The do-it-all running back can catch passes out of the backfield, line up as a wide receiver, and of course, run the ball. Since Kamara was held to just 67 yards from scrimmage in Week 1, he’s returned to form with 254 yards and five scores.
While the quarterback for the Saints is in the twilight of his career, Los Angeles’ man is just beginning his. Justin Herbert is averaging more than 300 yards passing per game and he already has six total touchdowns. With that said, he needs to clean up some of the turnovers. He has an interception in all three games he’s played in so far.
Unfortunately for Herbert, he’s going to be without his best weapon for a few weeks. Austin Ekeler suffered a hamstring injury last week and could miss a few weeks.
#Chargers RB Austin Ekeler suffered what is considered a serious hamstring injury and while no firm decision will be made until all the analysis is done, Injured Reserve is the likely landing spot with hope of returning later in the season.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 5, 2020
This is the last thing the Chargers need for their rookie quarterback, but it’s not a death sentence for Herbert. The Saints are giving up 30.8 points per game this season.
So far this season, the Chargers are 0-2 as the underdog against the spread. The Saints, on the other hand, are an even 2-2 against the spread this season as the favorite in each game. The under has hit in three of four games for Los Angeles while the over is a perfect 4-for-4 on New Orleans games.
Prop Bets Chargers vs. Saints
Check back later in the week for player props via DraftKings Sportsbook, but for now, there are still game and team props out. Total points in each half and for the full game always has some value.
|Quarterback||Completions||Passing Yards||Passing TD|
|Justin Herbert (LAC)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||260.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -125 | Un +101)|
|Drew Brees (NO)||23.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||262.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||1.5 (Ov -200 | Un +159)|
|Running Backs||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush + Receiving Yards|
|Joshua Kelley (LAC)||13.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||49.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Alvin Kamara (NO)||17.5 (Ov +100 | Un -140)||67.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||113.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Latavius Murray (NO)||10.5 (Ov -140 | Un +100)||38.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
|Wide Receivers + Tight Ends||Receptions||Receiving Yards||Longest Reception|
|Keenan Allen (LAC)||6.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||77.5 (Ov -112| Un -112)||24.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Emmanuel Sanders (NO)||N/A||51.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||22.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Tre’Quan Smith (NO)||N/A||49.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||20.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)|
|Hunter Henry (LAC)||4.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||50.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112)||N/A|
Total points by Chargers — 1st Half:
Over 9.5 (-159)
Under 9.5 (+114)
Total points by Saints — 1st Half:
Over 14.5 (-112)
Under 14.5 (-124)
Total points by Chargers — Game:
Over 21.5 (-109)
Under 21.5 (-118)
Total points by Saints — Game:
Over 29.5 (-124)
Under 29.5 (-105)
How To Watch Saints vs. Chargers Monday
- Date: Monday, Oct. 12
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, Louisiana)
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: Saints (WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM), Chargers (ALT 98.7/AM570 LA Sports)
Betting Picks & Score Prediction
The Saints have been too up and down this season to justify taking them as an eight-point favorite. The Chargers have shown flashes of brilliance with Herbert under center so far this year. If they can put together a full four quarters, the could easily cover the spread. With that said, rookie quarterbacks can be unpredictable.
Although 50.5 is a high number to hit on the total points in a Monday Night Football game, the Saints and Chargers can put up points. Even if both teams are a little banged up going into Monday, we can expect a high scoring game. Take the over on the total points.