Chargers vs. Seahawks Preseason Betting Odds: Seattle’s Backfield Situation Murky
Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Chris Carson
Betting Odds: Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Chargers (-3)
- Seattle Seahawks Moneyline: +144
- Los Angeles Chargers Moneyline: -165
- Over/Under: 39.5
- Kickoff: Aug. 18, 2018 — 10 p.m. ET
First-round pick Rashaad Penny is expected to miss the remainder of the preseason with a broken finger. Chris Carson, a seventh-round pick last year, is set to start, and he flashed potential last season by finishing 12th among all running backs (min. 45 carries) in Elusive Rating (PFF). Still, a committee is possible between Carson and web-back C.J. Prosise, and the offensive line is repulsive.
The public is seeing the glass half empty, as 86% of tickets and 66% of the money have come in on the under.
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Los Angeles Chargers
Philip Rivers will make his preseason debut Saturday night. This could potentially clear up the Chargers’ No. 3 receiver situation, as the pecking order is still fairly unknown behind Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams.
Field-stretcher Travis Benjamin brings an added dimension to the offense, but the team didn’t spend the seventh pick in last year’s draft on Mike Williams to bench him.
Most targets inside the 10-yard line among all TEs (2016-2017):
1. Kyle Rudolph – 21
2. Jimmy Graham – 19
T3. Hunter Henry – 17
T3. Antonio Gates – 17
🗣️Mike Williams is about to eat in the red zone pic.twitter.com/igf0pOkexI
— Ian Hartitz (@Ihartitz) May 23, 2018