An AFC West vs. NFC East battle will help kick off the Week 1 slate as the Los Angeles Chargers will travel all the way to FedEx Field to meet the Washington Football Team. The game will kick off on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET on CBS.
Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for Chargers vs. Washington in Week 1 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.
Chargers vs. Washington Week 1 odds
Spread: Washington -1.5
Point total: 45.5
Moneyline: Los Angeles +110, Washington -130
Our picks for Chargers vs. Washington
Pick against the spread: Washington -1.5
WFT has the benefit of being at home for the Week 1 opener on top of having stability at quarterback with aged veteran Ryan Tannehill taking the reigns. There’s also a few factors going against the Chargers in the opener, including playing three time zones away from home for an early kick and starting running back Austin Ekeler missing a few practices this week because of a hamstring injury. Lean Washington for this one.
Over/under 45.5 points: U45.5
This is going to come down to how quickly Justin Herbert and the LAC offense can mesh under the guidance of new OC Joe Lombardi. While Herbert is a prime candidate to make a leap in Year 2 it could take a few weeks to get rolling. Combine this with the fact that both secondary's were top 10 units in terms of pass defense last season and the under becomes a good play here.
Preferred player prop: Antonio Gibson O2.5 receptions (-185)
Coming off a breakout rookie campaign, Gibson is striving to be more of an every down back for WFT. Taking on a heavier load means getting involved in the passing game more and he’ll get at least three receptions to open the season.
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