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Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers: Point spread and odds

 We continue our NFL 2009 playoff point spread and odds preview with the second Saturday wild-card game, Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers, and what a game that would be. It may be a bit unusual to see the Indianapolis Colts (12-4) fighting in the wild-card, but the way their season begun, they should be lucky to have clinched the playoff berth at the end, thanks to their 9 winning games in a row. The San Diego Chargers (8-8) meanwhile had a bit of resistance from the Broncos, but managed to secure the AFC West title and will face the tough Colts on Saturday night.

 Both teams will come well prepared, so much so, the odds makers at the popular online sportsbook Bookmaker simply threw their pencils down in dismay and decided to let the bettors pick the favorite team. That's correct, the odds on the Colts and the Chargers are listed as "pick" with the bookie, each team paying out on -110 odds. The Indianapolis Colts vs. San Diego Chargers point spread is also "pick", which means that the team that won the game would automatically cover the spread, as well; the bookie is expecting a high-score playoff game from the two NFL franchises, setting the total at 51 points. Bettors need to know that the trends show Indianapolis is 4-2 against the spread in its last 6 games, but San Diego is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 games when playing the Colts. Also, the total has gone UNDER in 4 of the Chargers last 6 games at home.

 The list of injuries seems to weight in more against the Colts for their wild card playoff game - linebacker Gary Brackett, defensive tackle Eric Foster, wide receiver Pierre Garcon and guard Mike Pollak, along with cornerbacks Tim Jennings and Keiwan Ratliff, all missed Wednesday practice. Meanwhile in San Diego only tight end Antonio Gates, linebacker Brandon Siller and star running back LaDainian Tomlinson missed practice, but the latter is expected to be in top shape by the start of the Colts vs. Chargers playoff wild card game on Saturday.

 Published on 01/01/2009

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