Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team
Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team News & Picks
Los Angeles Chargers vs Washington Football Team Odds
|Los Angeles Chargers||+1 -105||44½ -110o||xx|
|Washington Football Team||-1 -115||44½ -110u||xx|
**Odds as of 09/10**
The Los Angeles Chargers head across the country for their Week 1 tilt against the Washington Football Team.
When the game first appeared on the BetUS Sportsbook’s NFL odds, the game was a pick ‘em, but the Chargers have moved to one-point road favorites. The total has remained steady at 44½.
The Chargers come into the season with high expectations, despite finishing 7-9 a season ago. Anthony Lynn was let go as the head coach, replaced by Brandon Staley. Los Angeles will feature second-year quarterback Justin Herbert behind center.
Austin Ekeler is poised for a large role in the Chargers offense, as the lead running back. The 26-year-old from Western State will be a great support for Herbert in the backfield. Keenan Allen remains as the top receiving threat for Los Angeles. Mike Williams will also be a threat in the Chargers offense, and they brought over tight end Jared Cook to help lead the offense downfield.
For Washington, they are coming off a playoff berth, but mostly due to the poor play of their division, the NFC East. Washington went 7-9 and fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the wildcard game. Ron Rivera is back for another season as the head coach of the Football Team.
For Washington, they will turn to 38-year-old Ryan Fitzpatrick to lead the offense. The former Harvard quarterback has thrown for over 34,900 yards in his career. He spent the last two seasons with Miami. Last season, he threw for 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions. His top targets include Terry McLaurin and tight-end Logan Thomas.
Both teams are marginal underdogs to make the playoffs this season. The Chargers carry a price of -105 to earn a postseason berth, while WFT are priced at +120.