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by: AnthonyP On  Saturday, January 3, 2009

Indianapolis ColtsSan Diego ChargersNFL Betting Preview: Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers

Fresh off a division-clinching win, the San Diego Chargers will play host to the red-hot Indianapolis Colts on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium in a Wild-Card Round matchup.

Odds aren’t yet posted for this game, so check back later for the opening line and total.

The Colts defeated Tennessee 23-0 as a 3-point underdog in Week 17. The combined score fell UNDER the posted over/under total (39.5).

Peyton Manning completed 7-of-7 passes for 95 yards and a touchdown in limited action for the Colts, while Dallas Clark caught six passes for 59 yards in the win.

The Chargers defeated Denver 52-21 as a 7-point favorite in Week 17. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (50.5).

LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 96 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries for San Diego, while Darren Sproles rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the win.

Team records:
Indianapolis: 12-4 SU, 7-9 ATS
San Diego: 8-8 SU, 7-8-1 ATS

Indianapolis most recently:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 8-2

San Diego most recently:
When playing in January are 6-4
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Indianapolis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Indianapolis is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Indianapolis’s last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indianapolis’s last 6 games
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Indianapolis
San Diego is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games at home
San Diego is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games at home


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