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How Good Will the LA Chargers Be This Year - 2017: Latest Futures Odds

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Aug/04/2017

The LA Chargers were favored to win at least 8 regular season games at -130 and at EVEN odds to win fewer.

They have the third-toughest schedule (opponents’ winning percentage of .568 in 2016) in a competitive division. 

A revamped offensive line could help a solid quarterback in Phillip Rivers.

From USA Today:

There was a reason why the Chargers spent three of their seven draft picks on offensive linemen. The team has allowed the most pass pressures in the NFL over the past three seasons, according to Pro Football Focus. Quarterback Philip Rivers and his understudies saw pressure on 732 drop-backs from 2014 to 2016, more than 100 more than 30 of the other 31 teams. The Chargers grabbed guard Forrest Lamp of Western Kentucky, whom some rated as the best lineman in the draft, in the second round and another guard, Dan Feeney of Indiana, in the third.

Not everybody is high on the head coach either. 

From Deadspin.com:

Oh right! They hired Anthony Lynn, architect of the powerhouse that was the 2016 Buffalo Bills offense. The Bills ranked 30th in passing last season. In Lynn’s only game as interim head coach, they got outscored 30-10 by the Jets. I’m at a loss here. This guy must have been a hell of an interview. He must have done a bunch of awesome coin tricks, or slipped Charlize Theron’s number to Dean Spanos or something.

One of his first moves as Chargers head coach was to forbid Philip Rivers and Antonio Gates from going to LaDainian Tomlinson’s Hall of Fame induction. Such a strong move. No better way for a rookie coach to endear himself to a team than by treating its two most respected veterans and family men like children.

The Chargers odds of winning the Super Bowl were set at 60/1.

- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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