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Point spread, total, moneyline and more for Chargers-Lions in Week 2

We take a deeper dive into the Week 2 matchup between the Chargers and Lions.

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson spikes the ball after catching a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium.  Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 2: Chargers vs. Lions Odds, Lines, Spread, Prop Bets

Detroit played in a game that started out slow, but turned into one of the most exciting bouts of the weekend in Week 1. The Lions were leading 17-6 after three quarters, but gave up their lead due to a tired defense and one very bad coaching mistake. The contest resulted in a tie. Still, Detroit gained 477 yards of total offense, including 131 receiving yards from rookie tight end T.J. Hockenson. The Lions could end up a little more feisty than they were given credit for prior to the season.

The Chargers, meanwhile, gained 435 yards of offense in Week 1, not missing a beat without star(?) running back Melvin Gordon. With that said, their defense seemed to be a little exposed without star safety Derwin James. Their contest against Jacoby Brissett and the Colts also required overtime to settle things, but the Chargers were able to secure a victory.

Something to watch in this matchup is the Detroit run game versus L.A.’s run defense. The Chargers allowed Indy to average 6.2 yards per carry on the ground, while rushing for over 200 yards. The Lions ran the ball 27 times on first and second down against the Cardinals, not including overtime, with just 22 pass attempts. They want to establish the ground game if at all possible.

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Chargers at Lions

Betting Odds

Point Spread: Lions +2.5
Total Points: 48
Money Line: Lions +120; Chargers -148

Records

Overall 2018: Chargers 13-5; Lions 6-10
ATS 2018: Chargers 10-8; Lions 9-7
O/U 2018: Chargers 9-9; Lions 6-10

Overall 2019: Chargers 1-0; Lions 0-0-1
ATS 2019: Chargers 0-0-1; Lions 0-1
O/U 2019: Chargers 1-0; Lions 1-0

Notable Prop Bets

Chargers Total Touchdowns - Over 2.5 -137, Under 2.5 +104
Lions Total Points - Over 23.5 -103, Under 23.5 -125
First Team to Score - Chargers -134, Lions -103
First to 15 Points - Chargers -148, Lions +110, Tie +2000

Betting Trends

  • The Chargers have won 13 of their past 16 games.
  • The Chargers have covered the spread in seven of their past eight road games.
  • Seven of the Lions’ past eight games have gone UNDER the total points line.
  • Keenan Allen has scored a touchdown in five of the Chargers’ past six Sunday games as favorites.
  • Kenny Golladay has scored a touchdown in three of the Lions’ past four games in September.

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