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It will be a fun afternoon in Washington on opening day as we are going to witness two evenly-matched teams facing each other. The Football Team will be hosting the Chargers in what the bookies think will be a game that will come down to the wire. Is it even worth looking at the spread? Who’s the real underdog here – we will answer the question below. Check out our picks on the match.
Washington vs Los Angeles game prediction: The spread line is volatile
Washington was a small home underdog and +1.0 for a long time and all of a sudden the tables have turned and we’ve seen a 2-point swing. Currently, the spread for the game is Washington -1.0 @ 110. This probably happened because news came out that star running back Austin Ekeler worked with the trainers on the sidelines during the Wednesday Chargers’ practice. However, the player later tweeted that he couldn’t wait for the season to start.
We liked Washington more as a home underdog and not so much as a slim favorite. We recommend some teaser action here especially if the continues to favor the Football team. Tease the Chargers up to +7.0 or +7.5 points and look to pair them with a teaser either on the Tampa Bay match or the LA Rams game.
The top pick that we have for the Football Team vs Chargers event
We love the total in the match. Our experts see two quarterbacks with the ability to throw the ball downfield. Ryan Fitzpatrick typically starts strong in the season before he fizzles out. With Justin Herbert, we are expecting him to rise to stardom this season. He threw for 4336 yards last year (in 15 games) and will surely have his eye on the 5k this season.
Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 2091 yards last year in 9 games which is a little over 232 yards per game.
The current line is O/U 44.5 @ -110 but we definitely see the teams cracking it even though Washington boasts an outstanding D-line with excellent players. The new head coach for the Chargers Brandon Stanley is energetic and full of ideas. We expect him to surprise Washington here and there.
Also, both teams feature good pass-catching running backs and this will surely open up the game for more passing and will force defensive adjustments. Bet the over 44.5 before it goes up.
Players to watch in the WAS vs LAC clash
Chase Young: Young will surely make an impact this year and will be a DPY candidate. He will aim at moving into double-digit sacks territory (7.5 sacks last year) and to maybe pass 60 combined tackles.
Chargers O-line: After a complete overhaul of the offensive line and after drafting rookie Rashawn Slater, the Chargers will look to reduce the number of sacks from last year (32).
Our bonus bets for the match between The Football team and The Chargers
- 1st quarter spread: Chargers +0.5 @ -160
- Commit first accepted Penalty: WAS Football Team @ -120
- Team field goals scored: WAS Football team Over 2.5 @ +275
FAQ about the match
- Is Austin Ekeler injured? – There has been no official confirmation of that by the team although it has been made clear that he has some hamstring issues.
- Who will start at QB for Washington Football Team? – It will be Ryan Fitzpatrick.