San Diego Chargers versus Detroit Lions NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The San Diego Chargers will travel to face the Detroit Lions from the NFL on Saturday afternoon.

The Chargers sit at 7-7 on the season and are chasing the Denver Broncos for the AFC West as they trail by one game with two left to play.

Detroit currently sits as the sixth seed in the NFC and with a win they will clinch a playoff berth.

If you want to bet on the Chargers and Lions game from the NFL on Saturday the sportsbook of choice is Oddsmaker because the players always get the best bonuses in the business.

The Detroit Lions currently sit as a -1 ½ point betting favorite at Oddsmaker with a total of 52 ½ points.

A bet on the favored Lions on the money line will return bettors -125 odds.

If you would like to bet on the hot San Diego Chargers the money line return at Oddsmaker is +105 odds.

With Phillip Rivers weapons in the passing game back and healthy the team has won three straight games.

Their defense has stepped up as well as the club has given up an average of 13 points a game during this win streak.

The Chargers have cleaned up their miscues that have haunted them all season as they have just one turnover in four games.

Phillip Rivers has been exceptional in this win streak has he has completed for no lower than 72.7% of his passes with seven touchdowns and no picks.

This has been about the best the Chargers have looked all season.

After dropping consecutive games to Green Bay and New Orleans the Lions have won two straight games.

The Lions do enter this game with San Diego with momentum overcoming a 13 point deficit in the final five minutes last week in their 28-27 win at Oakland.

At issue with Detroit is the fact they allowed three of their past four opponents to pass for 296 or more yards per game.

An Oakland Raider team decimated with injuries to their playmakers and a struggling Carson Palmer under center were able to throw for 345 yards on the Lions defense.

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has passed for 6 touchdowns and no picks over his past two games.

Detroit has trended over against AFC opponents. They are 9-2 to the over in their past eleven against AFC teams.

San Diego has trended 5-1 to the over on the road this season.

With both offenses clicking and the game in a dome the over looks like a good bet.

The Chargers and Lions kick off in the late afternoon game on Christmas Eve at 4PM Eastern Time on Saturday. The game will be televised regionally over CBS television.

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