2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 24, 2012
San Diego at Minnesota
Friday 08/24 08:00 PM Eastern
2 units on Minnesota -2.5 (-120) (risk 2 to win 1.7) RESULT: loss
The Chargers have been perfect in their first two preseason games. They take to the road to play at Minnesota who is 1-1. The Chargers have had the luxury of hosting their first two games, taking to the road for the first time. Norv Turner has been around for a while, and one thing we have seen is that his teams in the dress rehearsal game three, they have been hammered for yards. Over the last two years, the Chargers have amazingly allowed over 1,000 combined yards in Week 3. And over the last four years they average allowing 438.5 yards per game. As a result, Norv Turner-led teams as just 3-9-2 ATS in the critical game 3 in the preseason. That certainly bodes well for the Vikings here at home where they went for 36 points and 421 yards in Week 2 vs. Buffalo. The Vikings are 9-1 ATS in their last ten preseason games when installed as the favorite. Play on Minnesota.