NFL Week 14 Betting: Buffalo Bills vs. San Diego Chargers Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Buffalo Bills

We’re now in the home stretch of the 2011 NFL season, and this week we have a game that is crucial for both teams involved.  The Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers are both teams who are 5-7 overall, but the real story is how both teams’ seasons have gone.  The Bills have currently lost five games in a row after having an incredibly strong start to the year.  The Chargers on the other hand finally got back to their winning ways last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars after losing six games in a row.  Obviously, both of these teams are on the outside of the playoff picture right now, but they both still have a shot.  The final AFC Wild Card spot holds the Cincinnati Bengals who are 7-5, and while both teams would need a lot of help, the Chargers still have a shot to win their division with two teams in the Broncos and Raiders at the top with 7-5 records.

Obviously what we are getting at here is that whichever team loses this game is pretty much eliminated from any type of playoff talk barring some sort of miracle.  The Chargers are at home here, and will need quarterback Philip Rivers to play like he did last week, instead of how he did in the six weeks before that.  As far as the Bills go, they’ll need running back CJ Spiller to fill in the shoes of Fred Jackson, since he is out for the year due to injury.  Which team will get the job done and potentially keep their whole season alive heading into the final three games of the season?

This game will kick off at 4:15pm EST on Sunday, and should be one of the most intriguing match-ups of the week.  Regardless, it will definitely be a great NFL betting match-up!

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Buffalo Bills: +7

San Diego Chargers: -7

Free Prediction

Many people are assuming that the Chargers have finally turned it around after last weeks win against the Jaguars.  While the Jags aren’t a great time right now, the Chargers finally looked solid, and while they may have turned it around; it may be too little, too late.  The Bills have lost five in a row, but they are a better team overall than the Jags are in my opinion.  I think that the Chargers will get the job done in the end though, and the real difference will be the fact that they are at home.  It’ll be a close one throughout, but the Bills won’t be able to pull off the comeback in the 4th.  I’ll go with the Chargers to win it by 4 here.

Prediction:  San Diego Chargers- 28 Buffalo Bills- 24

Free Pick

The line of -7 for the Chargers is a bit high, especially since they are fresh off of a six game losing streak.  The Bills haven’t looked great, but I think they’ll keep this game close.  So in the end, I’ll be picking the Buffalo Bills to cover the spread of +7, even though I do think that the Chargers will pull out the win in the end.

Pick:  Buffalo Bills +7