NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: Seattle at LA Chargers

Posted by Derrick Harper on August 11, 2017 in

Two teams from the West Coast will get together on Sunday, as the Seattle Seahawks take on the Los Angeles Chargers. This is a preseason game in the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks finished the season a year ago with 10 wins, and the tie against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Los Angeles Chargers are playing in their first season since announcing the move to Los Angeles. The Chargers had a horrible season last season, winning just 5 games, and finishing last in the AFC East. In this game, the Los Angeles Chargers are 1.5 over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Odds: Seattle at LA Chargers

When: Sunday August 13, 2017
Where: StubHub Center; Carson, CA
TV: None
Radio: 710 ESPN (Seattle) / KFWB 980 AM (LA)
Stream Option: NFL Live
NFL Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -1.5

Why Bet on Seattle Seahawks?

The Seattle Seahawks did not have a first round draft pick, but were able to grab Malik McDowell, defensive tackle out of Michigan State. They stayed in the second round, and grabbed center Ethan Pocic. The Seahawks scored 22 points per game, and allowed 18.3 per game.

Seattle will once again turn to Russell Wilson as the starting quarterback. Wilson has had a great career behind center for Seattle. Jermaine Kearse, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett are the trio of receivers. Running back Eddie Lacy will make his first season with the Seahawks after spending his time in Green Bay.

Why Bet on Los Angeles Chargers?

The Los Angeles Chargers are a team that many are projecting to be much better this season. The Chargers were able to grab Mike Williams, wide receiver out of Clemson as the 7th overall pick in the draft. He should help a passing offense that was 8th in passing yards last season, with 262 per game.

Are the Chargers a safe bet against the Seahawks?

The Chargers have Melvin Gordon back as the running back. Gordon had a quality 2016 season for San Diego. The Chargers are also looking for another full, healthy season from their receiver Keenan Allen. Allen missed the second half of the season with an injury last year. The Chargers were one of the worst defensive teams in the league, allowing 26 points per game.

Expert Pick & Prediction

Look for a fun game between these two West Coast teams. The San Diego Chargers are going to have their hands full in the AFC West. The Chargers will compete with Denver, Kansas City and Oakland. The Seattle Seahawks are the favorites out of the NFC West, ahead of Arizona. This should be a pretty fun football game. The Seattle Seahawks are going to win this game as the underdog in this game. The home field advantage really does not make a big difference in this game. In the end, the Seattle Seahawks will win this over the Los Angeles Chargers. Bet Seattle +1.5.