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Breaking down Saints vs. Chargers betting splits for MNF

Monday Night Football has the Saints and Chargers facing off. How are bettors handling this Week 5 game? We break down the splits.

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers looks to pass during the third quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 04, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

Monday Night Football brings us a matchup between the Saints and the Chargers. We’ll get to see a 41-year old quarterback and a 22-year old quarterback go head to head, as Justin Herbert faces his third Super Bowl MVP in his last four games, Drew Brees. The odds favor the home team in this matchup, as the Saints are 6.5-point favorites. The point total is at 49.5, implying 28 points for the Saints and 21.5 points for the Chargers.

As 6.5-point favorites, Saints backers are betting 62 percent of the money, while 51 percent of the bets are on the Chargers at DraftKings Sportsbook. That tells us that smaller bets are being put down for the Chargers, while bigger money bets are on the Saints. The moneyline, on the other hand, is mostly with the Saints, as most opf those betting on the Chargers against the spread believe they won’t be able to win the game outright. On the moneyline, 71 percent of the handle and 78 percent of all bets are on the Saints.

As for the point total, the over is far and wide the preferred bet, with 81 percent of the handle banking on the game going over 49.5 points. The percent of bets made are also dramatically on the over, with 82 percent leaning toward a high scoring affair.

So far, Justin Herbert has been the underdog in all three of his starts, but has managed to beat the spread each time. This number was as high as 8-points earlier last week, so his ability has likely pushed the line to a more conservative number that puts us under a touchdown, where bettors feel more comfortable betting on Brees and the Saints

Here’s a full rundown of betting splits for Monday Night Football:

Rams-Buccaneers Betting Splits

Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
Teams Point Spread % Handle % Bets Total Points % Handle % Bets Moneyline % Handle % Bets
LA Rams 4 36% 43% Over 48.5 76% 72% 170 31% 37%
TB Buccaneers -4 64% 57% Under 48.5 24% 28% -195 69% 63%

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