NFL Preseason Week 2 Betting: Dallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers

In the second exhibition game for both teams, the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers will square off Saturday night. The Cowboys and Chargers will start at 9:00pm EST live from Qualcomm Stadium in beautiful San Diego. Dallas is 1-0 in the pre-season, after blanking the Oakland Raiders 3-0 in week one. The Chargers come into the game following their 21-13 win last Thursday over the Green Bay Packers.

The Dallas Cowboys used Kyle Orton, Stephen McGee and Tony Romo in their opener. Romo, the starting quarterback was the least effective of the three, passing for just 30 yards. The offense was Dan Bailey with a 33 yard field goal in the third quarter. The defense for Dallas forced Oakland to turn the ball over twice in the win. The Cowboys are coming off an 8-8 season, in which they did not make the playoffs, finishing a game behind the New York Giants.

For San Diego, they are in a make or break season. Head coach Norv Turner has the pressure on to get into the postseason and make noise this year. The Chargers got bad news last week when they lost Ryan Matthews to an injury on his first carry. San Diego got good news when they saw Antonio Gates appear healthy, and back to his dominate form at tight end. The Chargers finished behind the Broncos for the divisional title in 2011.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Dallas Cowboys +3

San Diego Chargers -3

Free Prediction

The Chargers will look to bounce back after losing their top offensive weapon. Look for the replacements for San Diego to come out strong in this one. Anytime you play at home, you want the home fans to see you play well. Look for San Diego to come away with a pre-season win in this one and move to 2-0.

Prediction:  San Diego Chargers 21-14

Free Pick

We like the San Diego Chargers to cover this spread. Pre-season games are difficult, but this is one we like a lot. San Diego is pretty good in their own environment, and the Cowboys are still looking to shake the cob-webs off for the season. Take the San Diego Chargers by a field goal.

Pick:  San Diego Chargers -3