Los Angeles Chargers vs. Washington Football Team: Best Odds and Preview for Week 1

By BestOdds Analyst | September 7, 2021, 3:59 pm

The Los Angeles Chargers (0-0) are favored by 1 point against the Washington Football Team (0-0) on September 12, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM ET. An over/under of 44.5 points has been established for the matchup.

Best odds for Chargers vs. Washington

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Chargers Vs. Washington Spread Betting Action

Chargers vs Football Team Moneyline Action
Chargers Football Team
Bet % 45% 55%
Stake % 46% 54%

Los Angeles stats and betting info

Betting trends for Los Angeles

  • Los Angeles put together a 9-7-0 record against the spread last season.
  • The Chargers were favored by 1 point or more nine times last season, and covered the spread in five of those games.
  • Los Angeles and its opponents combined to go over the point total nine out of 16 times last season.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 284.3 (4548) 6
Rush yards 111.5 (1784) 18
Points scored 24.0 (384) 18
Pass yards against 232.2 (3715) 5
Rush yards against 119.8 (1917) 18
Points allowed 26.6 (426) 23

Key players for Los Angeles

  • Justin Herbert’s previous season stat line featured 4,336 passing yards (271.0 yards per game) while going 396-for-595 (66.6% completion percentage) with 31 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 234 yards on 55 carries with five rushing touchdowns, averaging 14.6 yards per game.
  • Last year, Austin Ekeler went to work rushing for 530 yards on 116 attempts (53.0 yards per game) and scored one touchdown. Ekeler collected 40.3 receiving yards per game with 54 catches for 403 yards and two touchdowns as well.
  • Joshua Kelley collected 354 rushing yards on 111 carries (22.1 yards per game) and two touchdowns last season.
  • In the previous season, Keenan Allen hauled in 100 catches for 992 yards (66.1 ypg) while he was targeted 147 times. He also scored eight touchdowns.
  • Mike Williams tacked on 756 yards on 48 grabs with five touchdowns. He was targeted 85 times and averaged 47.3 receiving yards per game last year.
  • Jalen Guyton’s stat line last year looked like this: a total of 511 yards, 28 catches, three touchdowns, and 31.9 yards per game (on 55 targets).

Los Angeles injuries

Chargers: Bryan Bulaga: Questionable (Hamstring), Trai Turner: Questionable (Knee), Virgil Green: Questionable (Quadricep), Mike Williams: Questionable (Shoulder), Mike Pouncey: Out (Hip)

BestOdds rating 9.4
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Washington stats and betting info

Betting trends for Washington

  • Washington covered eight times in 16 matchups with a spread last season.
  • The Football Team had an ATS record of 7-5-1 when playing as at least 1-point underdogs last year.
  • Washington and its opponents combined to go over the point total five out of 16 times last year.
Stat Average (Total) Rank
Pass yards 237.3 (3796) 24
Rush yards 100.7 (1611) 26
Points scored 20.9 (335) 25
Pass yards against 212.1 (3393) 1
Rush yards against 112.8 (1805) 13
Points allowed 20.6 (329) 4

Key players for Washington

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 68.5% of his passes to throw for 2,091 yards and 13 touchdowns last season. Fitzpatrick also helped with his legs, collecting two touchdowns on 10.1 yards per game.
  • Antonio Gibson racked up 11 rushing touchdowns on 49.7 yards per game last season. Gibson was also efficient in the passing game, accumulating 36 catches over the course of the year.
  • J.D. McKissic ran for one touchdown on 365 yards a year ago. McKissic also was effective as a receiver, totaling 80 receptions for 589 yards with two touchdowns.
  • Terry McLaurin averaged 69.9 yards on 5.4 receptions per game and compiled four receiving touchdowns in 2020.
  • Curtis Samuel averaged 53.2 receiving yards on 6.1 targets per game in 2020, scoring three touchdowns.
  • Logan Thomas grabbed 72 passes on his way to 670 receiving yards and six touchdowns a season ago.

Washington injuries

Washington: Saahdiq Charles: Questionable (Calf), Thomas Davis Sr.: Out (Calf), Kendall Fuller: Doubtful (Knee)

Pick for Chargers vs. Football Team

Our in-depth games analysis combined with the betting split data from regulated betting sites favors the Football Team to cover the spread against the Chargers.

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