Los Angeles Chargers Betting Primer: Super Bowl Odds, Win Total Pick, More
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Los Angeles Chargers Odds
If you’re new to betting, the Chargers’ +4500 Super Bowl odds mean a $100 bet would net $4,500 if they won. [Convert odds using our betting odds calculator.]
Chargers Win Total Pick
Sean Koerner, the Director of Predictive Analytics at Action, breaks down how he’s betting the Chargers’ win total.
The Chargers were one of the unluckiest teams of 2019:
- Their -3.5 wins lost from one-score games tied for last place (2-9 record).
- They had the third-worst injury luck.
- They had the worst fumble luck.
- Their -17 turnover margin tied for last in the league.
Philip Rivers’ 20 interceptions played a massive role in their poor turnover margin, so one could argue that the transition to Tyrod Taylor should improve their chances of winning — he’s been turnover-averse throughout his career (1.5% interception rate), and I’m operating under the assumption that they intend to start him as long as they’re in playoff contention. Ideally, rookie Justin Herbert would develop under Taylor in preparation to be their 2021 starter.
I like betting on the Chargers to bounce back this season with Over 7.5 wins.
PICK: Over 7.5 (-134; bet to -150)