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Patriots open up as favorites over the Chargers and the spread is widening

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Oddsmakers and gamblers think the Patriots will win.

New England Patriots vs San Diego Chargers Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images

The New England Patriots opened up as 5.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers for week 8 of the NFL season. The Patriots are hosting their fifth home game of the first half of the year (current home record: 2-2) and will enter the bye in week 9.

After opening up as 5.5-point favorites, the spread widened to 6.5-, 7-, and 7.5-points at various books, according to OddsShark, with almost two-thirds of the bets placed on the Patriots.

The Chargers have won three straight, but so have the Patriots. The Patriots will always be a favorite with Tom Brady at the helm and now that the defense looks better than ever, people are hopping back on board the hype train as New England looks like the most complete team in the league.

The over/under is tentatively 49, but is subject to change.

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Will the Patriots cover a 7.0-point spread against the Chargers?

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  • 73%
    Yes
    (1303 votes)
  • 22%
    No
    (396 votes)
  • 4%
    Even
    (80 votes)
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