Steelers vs. Chargers Best Week 5 Monday Night NFL Picks

David Lawrence

Saturday, October 10, 2015 4:53 PM GMT

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 4:53 PM GMT

Pittsburgh fell to 2-2 with a tough home loss to Baltimore while San Diego edged Cleveland at home.  This sets up an intriguing AFC clash for this week's Monday Night Football game.

***Steelers vs. Chargers ATS***

***Steelers vs. Chargers Total***

***Steelers vs. Chargers Props***

Opening Odds: -3 (-117) at Pinnacle
The Chargers opened as three-point favorites at home and unless there are any major injuries, it'll probably stay around that number. No one knows what the Chargers are going to do, although they have won both home games and lost both road games. However, they won their two home games by a combined eight points over Detroit and Cleveland, so the Chargers aren't setting the world on fire. If anything, the Steelers were hurt by poor play-calling against the Ravens, especially late in the game, and Martavis Bryant is back from suspension. That is one more weapon for Michael Vick.

 

Steelers vs. Chargers Spread

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Steelers vs. Chargers Money Line

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Steelers vs. Chargers Total

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Injuries
Of course, Roethlisberger is out for a few more weeks because of his knee injury, but the Steelers could be getting LB Ryan Shazier back from an ailing shoulder. WR Markus Wheaton sprained his ankle against the Ravens, so keep an eye on that throughout the week.

The Chargers went into last week's game down three starters on the offensive line, and none of them are coming back this week. Then on Sunday, WR Malcolm Floyd had to leave with a concussion, while WR Stevie Johnson also exited the game with a bad hamstring. CB Brandon Flowers also had to leave with a concussion, so there is a very good chance that the Chargers are coming into this game shorthanded.

 

Trends
The Steelers are a solid 6-1-2 ATS in their last nine games, while the Chargers are just 1-4 ATS in their last five. The Chargers have covered in just one of their last seven home games (although they are 10-3 SU in their last 13 at home), and the Steelers are 5-4-1 ATS in their last 10 road games.

Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings with the Chargers, who are 5-4 SU and 3-5 ATS in nine home games with the Steelers. The total has been bumped from 44.5 to 45.5, and these two have gone under in five of their last seven in San Diego.

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