Los Angeles Chargers
3rd in AFC West
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Bryan Bulaga (Foot) is out this week.
Keenan Allen (Illness) is out this week.
Joey Bosa (Shin) is out this week.
Chargers 2021 Schedule
|QB||Justin Herbert||Easton Stick|
|RB||Austin Ekeler||Justin Jackson||Josh Kelley|
|WR||Keenan Allen||Jason Moore|
|TE||Hunter Henry||Virgil Green||Stephen Anderson|
|LT||Samiuela Tevi||Trey Pipkins|
|LG||Daniel Feeney||Forrest Lamp|
|C||Mike Pouncey||Scott Quessenberry|
|RT||Bryan Bulaga||Storm Norton||Tyree St. Louis|
|LCB||Chris Harris||Michael Davis||Brandon Facyson|
|RCB||Casey Hayward||Tevaughn Campbell|
|PR||KJ Hill||Joe Reed|
|DE||Joey Bosa||Uchenna Nwosu|
|S||Nasir Adderley||Alohi Gilman|
|DT||Justin Jones||Jerry Tillery||Cortez Broughton|
|LB||Kenneth Murray||Nick Vigil|
|NT||Linval Joseph||Damion Square|
|K||Michael Badgley||Ty Long|
|DE||Melvin Ingram||Isaac Rochell|
|LB||Denzel Perryman||Emeke Egbule|
|LB||Kyzir White||Drue Tranquill|
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Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a down year in which they moved on from the leadership of long-time QB Philip Rivers. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was thrust into the spotlight earlier than expected after an early injury to Tyrod Taylor, but the former Oregon Duck showed nice resolve, leading the Chargers to four straight wins to close out the season. Herbert was eventually named Offensive Rookie of the Year.
Oddsmakers are bullish the Chargers can take more step forwards in 2021 under Herbert and new head coach Brandon Staley. See all of the Chargers, as well as their full schedule, depth charts, against-the-spread (ATS) record, key injuries, and much more.
Los Angeles Chargers Point Spreads
The Chargers in 2020 turned a profit for bettors, covering the spread in nine of their regular season games. That happened despite posting an average margin of victory of -2.6 points, which is an important aspect of spread betting.
A spread bet is a bet on the margin of victory in a game, and the number is set by a sportsbook; you can take either side of the game.
Here’s a brief example of a spread for a Chargers game:
- Chargers -2.5 (-110)
- Broncos +2.5 (-110)
In this situation, the Chargers is -2.5, which means they're listed as the favorites by oddsmakers. In order to win a bet on L.A., the Chargers would have to beat the by three points or more. If the Broncos won the game or lost by one or two points, the Chargers spread would lose.
Again, spread betting is all relative to expectations -- or the number oddsmaker list at a sportsbook. A team could lose every game of the season but still cover the spread, because they could lose by less than expectations.
Los Angeles Chargers Over/Unders
Behind Justin Herbert, the Chargers last season hit "overs" more often than "unders" in their games. , often called totals, are wagers on how many points will be scored in a game overall. It doesn't matter which team wins or by how much -- the only important thing is total points.
Here's an example: If the Chargers and faced off, the over/under might be set at 50 points. Bettors could take either "over" that number or "under" that number: Over bets would cash if the teams combined for 51 points or more, and unders would cash at 49 or fewer points. If the game finished at 30-20, so it landed at exactly 50 points, it would be a and both sides would get their money back.
The Chargers last season finished at 7-9, but that doesn't necessarily mean they were a bad bet. That's because most bets are set against expectations, including moneyline bets, which are wagers simply on which team will win the game.
If the Chargers faced the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, you'd expect them to be fairly big underdogs. Why would you bet the Chargers to win in that situation? Again, it's because all bets are relative to expectations.
In that example, the Chargers might be set at +350, which means for every $10 wagered, you would profit $35. In other words, the Chargers are big dogs, but you get a big payout as a result if they win the game. Odds for favorites work similarly: If the Chargers moneyline was at -250, you would have to pay $25 to win $10.
Los Angeles Chargers Props
There are so many available bets to make at a sportsbook, and you can get as granular as you'd like. An example is player props, which are wagers that have little to do with team performance; rather, they're all about the statistical performance of just one player.
Some Chargers player props that should be popular this year include Justin Herbert to throw over/under a set amount of passing yards, Keenan Allen to catch a certain amount of passes, Austin Ekeler to score a touchdown, and more.
And finally, you can bet on things beyond the week ahead. Those are called futures bets: They're a term for all wagers that settle at the end of the season. For example, some Chargers include L.A. to make the playoffs, the Chargers to win the AFC West, Austin Ekeler to lead the league in rushing, and much more.