Lock Odds Favorite Chelsea -146 as the Smart EPL Pick vs. Newcastle

Steven Suarez

Monday, September 21, 2015 8:16 PM GMT

The Blues just picked up 2-0 win over Arsenal and now face a Newcastle outfit that's lost three straight. Let's examine the soccer betting odds and see what we can come up with.

Odds Overview
The Blues, despite not being at Stamford Bridge, are firm -150 favorites on the soccer odds board for this weekend's Premier League action. 

If you're of the opinion Newcastle will be able to right the ship and finally end this losing streak, they can be backed at a very appealing price at just above +400. A draw is listed at +300 at the top sportsbooks for now, but keep checking back with SBRodds.com to monitor the live line movements throughout the week.

 

Newcastle United
So far it's been a dreadful start to the EPL season for the Magpies. They've only earned a mere two points through their first six league matches of the campaign, putting them in a huge hole early on.

It's been three straight defeats for Newcastle, with two of those coming at home, the latest of which was at home against newly-promoted Watford. The Magpies have scored a grand total of three goals, and that's just not going to cut it at this level. To make matters worse, now they have to contend with the defending league champions, that is after they take on Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup during the week.

 

Chelsea
Yes, the Blues got helped out in a big way by the referee in their 2-0 win over Arsenal this past weekend, but three points are three points no matter how you spin it. It was a much-needed positive result for a Chelsea side that hasn't looked nearly as dominant as it did last season. If you can believe it, Jose Mourinho's men are all the way down in 15th place in the EPL right now.

Chelsea will face a very winnable fixture at Walsall in cup competition on Wednesday and will be hopeful of getting a third straight victory across all competitions before heading to Newcastle. 

 

Premier League Pick
This one's a pretty easy call in our eyes. The Blues have been disappointing, and that's putting it lightly, but they're still the way more talented outfit than Newcastle and should be able to get all three points this weekend.

With your soccer picks, consider adding Chelsea at -150 to win straight up, and you may even want to go even further by backing them to win by two or more goals. 

Predicted Final Score: Newcastle 0 Chelsea 2

Premier League Soccer Pick: Chelsea -146 at Pinnacle

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