Parlay Fever: Get Max Betting Experience in Chargers-Seahawks Game

Doug Upstone

Thursday, November 1, 2018 4:21 PM UTC

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 4:21 PM UTC

The Los Angeles Chargers and Seattle Seahawks are nicely positioned to make a push for the playoffs. This week, however, only one of those teams will take a step forward while the other takes a step backward.

L.A. Chargers (5-2 SU, 3-4 ATS) at Seattle (4-3 SU, 4-2-1 ATS)Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET (CBS)Free NFL Picks: Seattle ATS and 'Under'Best Lines Offered: You Wager

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This interconference clash will be one of the more enthralling games of Week 9 because of how the teams are playing. The Chargers arrive in Coffee Town on a four-game winning streak (2-2 ATS) with a pair of blowouts and two victories by three points.

Seattle dropped their first two games of the year, but made changes in their offensive style of play and have won four of five, the only setback by two points to the 8-0 L.A. Rams.

The NFL odds board has the Seahawks as two-point favorites with a total of 48. What the oddsmakers are telling us is the Chargers are the better team because Seattle is -3 as a home favorite.

CenturyLink Field is well known for the "12th Man," yet Seattle is only 10-13 ATS as a home favorite the last four years. Contrast with the Bolts' 25-13-2 ATS mark since 2012 as road underdogs and sharp oddsmakers shave a half-point off any home team's edge when the Chargers are away dogs.

For NFL picks, I'm looking past the L.A. South's road success and backing a red-hot Seahawks running game that is averaging 173 YPG in their past four games. Against the three best running offenses the Chargers have faced, they have allowed 155.6 YPG. This allows Pete Carroll's crew to control the tempo, keep the defense fresh and Philip Rivers on the sideline.

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Concerning the total, let's back the lower score. The Bolts are 8-0 "under" after allowing seven points or less in the first half of consecutive games, and the Hawks are 17-5 "under" after scoring 25 points or more in three straight games.

Chargers-Seahawks Teasers and First-Half Wagering

This is what a 6-point teaser on the side and total would look like for this contest.

Side Teaser: Los Angeles +8 or Seattle +4
Totals Teaser: Over 42 or Under 54

Because of the Chargers' road dog track record, they are an enticing teaser play. Nonetheless, because I'm calling for Seattle to win, making them a dog is even more beneficial and they are 22-0 against a teaser line after covering the spread in four out of their last five games. If I'm willing to bet the "under" at 48, you know I love the teaser as "under" 54.

For the best first-half bet, let's look at the total for this reason. Play "under" on teams such as the Chargers when the first-half total is between 21.5 and 24.5, in a game involving two passing teams that are at 7.3 or higher yards per attempt, after gaining seven or more passing YPA in two straight games. Since 2014, this situation is 27-7 "under."

Chargers-Seahawks Side Prop Bets

Will Either Team Score in the first 6 Minutes of Game: Seattle will be looking to establish the run. With how the Seahawks defense has been playing, look for L.A. to be probing early and not attacking. Let's take NO as -130.

Chargers Total Points, OVER/UNDER 23.5: With Seattle holding opposing teams nearly five points below their average this season, the Bolts top out at 20 on Sunday.

Longest Touchdown, OVER/UNDER 43.5: For the last several years, Rivers and Russell Wilson have generated big plays in the passing game. Because both are accurate deeper throwers, back the OVER (-115).

First Score of the Game, Touchdown (-185) or Other (+150): Let's take the touchdown. We would not be surprised to win this prop and the one right above on the same play.

Totals Points Scored: This totals prop is about a scoring range and the best bet looks to be 43-49 points, with odds of +375.

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