The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and CG Technology sports book vice-president Matthew Holt preview the Chargers’ season in the 31st of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.
Los Angeles finished 5-11 last season, 7-9 against the spread and had a 9-6-1 over-under mark.
The Chargers, who were riddled by injuries last season, return 35-year-old quarterback Philip Rivers, who was fourth in the league in touchdown passes last season (33) and threw the most interceptions (21). Los Angeles also features running back Melvin Gordon, receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams and tight ends Hunter Henry and Antonio Gates.
The Chargers, who will play eight 10-win teams from last season in one of the league’s three most difficult schedules, will play their home games in the cozy confines of the 30,000-seat StubHub Center. Their 2017 season win total is 7.5 (Over minus-137).
Odds are subject to change.
2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*
Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers
Sept. 11: Denver Broncos
*Schedule is subject to change
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