Chargers Betting Odds 2022 | Chargers Best Prop Bets
The Chargers were certainly a work in progress last season. 2021 was the first year with head coach Brandon Staley at the helm and just year two for superstar quarterback Justin Herbert. Expectations were high given Herbert’s rookie breakout and Staley’s elite Rams defense.
They certainly started out hot winning four of their first five games with one coming against division rival Kansas City in Arrowhead Stadium. However, things quickly took a turn after their 6-34 loss to Baltimore and early, Week 7 bye. The Chargers lost 7 of 12 games after their early hot streak and were brutally eliminated from playoff contention in Week 18 to the Las Vegas Raiders in an overtime thriller.
While it would be apt to describe their season as disappointing, the Chargers are far from finished. On the contrary, their real story may just begin this season. This off-season was not flashy for their offense by any means, but they made important moves retaining wide receiver Mike Williams, drafting Zion Johnson a road-grading interior lineman, and picking up a talented but underutilized tight end in Gerald Everett.
On the defensive side of the ball is where the Chargers shined this off-season. They traded picks for elite pass rusher Khalil Mack who has been mired in Chicago’s mediocrity these past few seasons. Mack could bounce back in a big way this season at full health playing opposite Joey Bosa. On top of Mack, one of 2021’s top cornerbacks J.C. Jackson will be playing alongside Derwin James in a revamped, young secondary.
Health has often been the bugaboo for the Chargers since Philip Rivers’ early days and that may be the only thing in their way from multiple Super Bowl appearances moving forward. Not to mention a tough division that just added Russell Wilson.
Note: These Chargers futures bet odds are current as of May 19th at 8:00PM and courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Be careful, as many of these NFL odds might shift as we get closer to the 2022 NFL season.
Chargers Betting Odds
- Win Total: Over 10 (-115) / Under 10 (-105)
- Make Playoffs: Yes (-170) / No (+145)
- Win AFC West (+250)
- Win AFC Championship (+850)
- Win Super Bowl 57 (+1600)
Chargers Super Bowl 57 Odds
Chargers to Win Super Bowl (+1600)
With these odds, the Chargers sit at the 7th-highest, right behind the 49ers and in front of division rival Broncos. While they certainly have the talent to make it and win, it is not ideal to bet on a team that has as many obstacles as they do not only within the conference but also, in the division.
You aren’t getting much of a long-shot here either because, with the 7th-highest odds, that’s pretty much assuming a lot already. They have the 4th-highest odds in the conference behind Buffalo, Kansas City, and Cincinnati, all of whom have either been there or have better quarterbacks on the roster. This is not a bet you want to make at this point in the offseason.
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Chargers AFC Championship Odds
Chargers to Win AFC Championship (+850)
We should feel similar to these odds as we do the Super Bowl odds. The best teams in the NFL are in the AFC and while the Chargers are one of them, winning the AFC would be a very tall task for the Chargers.
These odds being just half of their Super Bowl odds assumes that it’s pretty much 50/50 between them and the NFC Champion which is far from the case. It will be tougher to win the AFC Championship than the Super Bowl. If they were to make it that far.
Chargers AFC West Winner Odds
Chargers to Win AFC West Championship (+250)
While Keenan Allen and Williams are very talented wide receivers, the offense still lacks that true top-end speed to attack every quadrant of the field. The Chargers rely too heavily on 50/50 balls to Williams as their primary source of deep offense and that puts pressure on the short-to-intermediate field for Austin Ekeler and Allen.
Arguably two of the AFC’s top-three teams are in the AFC West. The Raiders are no joke as well and will not give way for any of the other three teams despite their track record these past two decades. The Chargers can win the AFC West by all means but at +250 odds, which is tied with Denver.
It’s not a bet to make given that they still have a fatal flaw on offense.
Chargers Make/Miss Playoffs Odds
Chargers to Miss Playoffs (+145)
There are just too many potentially tough matchups to assume the Chargers can make the playoffs this year. Especially at their odds which don’t add much incentive to bet on this one.
Most of all, the Chargers will be competing with the Bills, Chiefs, Broncos, Bengals, Ravens, Raiders, Patriots, Dolphins, and Browns (if Watson plays) for one of the seven playoff spots. All of these teams are improved to one degree or another or are proven with better quarterback play.
Chargers Win Total Bets 2022
Chargers: OVER 10 Wins (-115)
This bet is much more favorable. 10 wins now is not like 10 wins a few years ago thanks to the added game. Yes, the Chargers schedule is potentially tough but they managed to win 10 games last year and are significantly better, specifically on the defensive end. They ranked 26th in DVOA despite being helmed by a “defensive savant” and now have far more premier pieces across that end.
The first half of the schedule is also much more favorable than the second half so the Chargers can at least set a floor of wins early to take the pressure off somewhat. They face the Jaguars, Falcons, Texans, and Seahawks in this span, which could give them some confidence moving forward.
Chargers: OVER 10 Wins
Bet $20, Payout $37
Chargers Prop Bets 2022
Khalil Mack to Win Comeback Player of the Year (+2500)
Offenses will have to pick their poison between Mack and Bosa. Mack only played in seven games last year and hasn’t racked up double-digit sacks since 2018, which was his most recent All-Pro season. Given his age, and how much more dominant Bosa’s been in recent years, Mack could be the beneficiary on this defense as long as he stays healthy.
There’s a chance he could even crack 15 sacks for the second time in his career given that this is the first season ever that he is not the best pass-rusher on his team.
Khalil Mack: Comeback Player of the Year
Bet $20, Payout $520