2018 Los Angeles Chargers NFL Betting Odds and Schedule
Sites for betting in the NFL may not consider the Los Angeles Chargers the ‘next team up.’ However, the Bolts do live by the ‘next man up’ philosophy. Football is a carnivore that chews players up and spits them out. Teams need to be Mariana Trench-deep. And the Chargers’ depth chart stacks starter upon starter. For example, Jason Verrett and Trevor Williams at cornerback. Verrett missed all but the first game of the 2017 season. Williams stepped up to the plate with only five career starts to his name. However, Williams held his own in the following 15 games. Moreover, Pro Football Focus named him the 10th-highest graded cornerback in the NFL. Additionally, the Bolts’ defense was the top third in the NFL in passing defense. Thanks in no small part to Williams’s 13 passes defended and two interceptions.
2018 Los Angeles Chargers best online sportsbooks odds
- Super Bowl LIII Odds to Win: 29.00
- To win the AFC Championship: 13.00
- To win the AFC West Division: 2.75
- Win totals: 9.5
Odds taken from Intertops.eu sportsbook, one of the choicest sites for betting in the NFL.
Another, more recent example, this time on the offensive side of things, is Virgil Green. When a knee injury ended tight end Hunter Henry’s 2018 season, Green got the nod. Unlike Williams above, Green comes with plenty of experience. He started 49 games for the Broncos in seven seasons. Including all of 2017’s regular season games. “It’s next man up,” Green said. “Everyone in that room has to contribute. Whether you’re No. 1 on the depth chart or last on the depth chart, you got to contribute to the team in some way and that’s the motto we have.” Depth doesn’t equal good odds at sites for betting in the NFL. But it helps.
2018 Los Angeles Chargers regular season schedule
- Week 1 September 9 1:05 p.m. Kansas City Chiefs StubHub Center
- Week 2 September 16 10:00 a.m. vs. Buffalo Bills New Era Field
- Week 3 September 23 1:05 p.m. Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
- Week 4 September 30 1:25 p.m. San Francisco 49ers StubHub Center
- Week 5 October 7 1:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders StubHub Center
- Week 6 October 14 10:00 a.m. at Cleveland Browns FirstEnergy Stadium
- Week 7 October 21 6:30 a.m. Tennessee Titans Wembley Stadium (London, England)
- Week 8 Bye
- Week 9 November 4 1:05 p.m. Seattle Seahawks CenturyLink Field
- Week 10 November 11 1:05 p.m. Oakland Raiders Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum
- Week 11 November 18 1:05 p.m. Denver Broncos StubHub Center
- Week 12 November 25 1:05 p.m. Arizona Cardinals StubHub Center
- Week 13 December 2 10:00 a.m. Pittsburgh Steelers Heinz Field
- Week 14 December 9 1:05 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals StubHub Center
- Week 15 December 13 5:20 p.m. vs. Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium
- Week 16 December 22 or 23 TBD Baltimore Ravens StubHub Center
- Week 17 December 30 1:25 p.m. at Denver Broncos Broncos Stadium at Mile High
2018 Los Angeles Chargers road schedule
At Buffalo Bills. The San Diego Chargers went 2-2 in their last four trips to Buffalo.
At Los Angeles Rams. The last time the Chargers visited the Rams, they made the trip from San Diego to Saint Louis. The Bolts lost 17-20 in 2010.
At Cleveland Browns. The Chargers were the lone team that couldn’t beat the Browns in 2016. They lost 17-20 at FirstEnergy Stadium.
At Seattle Seahawks. The Bolts will return to Seattle for the first time since 2010, when they lost 20-27.
At Oakland Raiders. The Chargers swept the Raiders in 2017, including a 17-16 win in Oakland.
At Pittsburgh Steelers. The Bolts are 1-6 in their last seven visits to Pittsburgh.
At Kansas City Chiefs. The Chargers lost both games to the Chiefs last season, including a 13-30 loss in Kansas.
At Denver Broncos. The Bolts split their 2017 series with the Broncos, including a 21-24 loss in Denver.