The Chargers started last season slowly winning just two of their first five games but then they won their last 11 games of the season. Even though they failed in the playoffs again, many gamblers who are looking to make an NFL bet like San Diego’s chances this season.
NFL betting odds will favor the Chargers most of the time in 2010. The early season schedule is favorable as San Diego plays only one tough team, New England in the first six weeks. The Chargers open up at Kansas City on Monday Night Football on September 13th. San Diego then hosts Jacksonville in Week 2 and they go to Seattle in Week 3. They have three very winnable games after that with a home game vs. Arizona in Week 4 and then an easy road trip to Oakland and St. Louis. It is not out of the question for San Diego to start 6-0 before hosting New England in Week 7. They then should beat Tennessee at home in Week 8 before traveling to Houston in Week 9.
San Diego gets their bye in a perfect spot in Week 10. They have a tough home game vs. Denver on Monday night in Week 11 but they will be rested. The toughest game for San Diego is the next week as they play at Indianapolis on Sunday night. They get a pretty easy three-game homestand though beginning in Week 13. They face the Raiders, Chiefs and 49ers. That game against San Francisco will be a Thursday night contest so they will have to play that one on short rest. The Chargers finish up with two tough road games at Cincinnati and Denver.
Gamblers who make an NFL bet don’t see any real problems overall for the Chargers in terms of their schedule. It is really one of the easiest in the NFL. Other than the two-game road trip at the end of the season there are really not any tough spots. San Diego could easily be favored in every game except the road contest at Indianapolis in Week 12.
San Diego plays in the AFC West and they are heavily favored to win the title. The Chiefs and Raiders look improved this season but neither team is expected to be up to the level of the Chargers yet while Denver looks weaker than last season.