What to Know: After averaging less than seven wins per season for four years, the Chargers went 12-4 in 2018 and beat the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the playoffs before eventually losing to the New England Patriots. The Chargers are a team that should remain contenders in 2019.
Best Players: Quarterback Philip Rivers is 37 years old, but hasn’t even hinted at retirement. So he’s the man for the Chargers. Keenan Allen is his best wide receiver and Melvin Gordon is his top running back. Tight end Hunter Henry, injured most of the 2018 season, should be back and be a factor in 2019.
How to Bet: I happen to think the Chargers will be pretty good in 2019, so unless the lines are very high, they could be a good bet week after week. Los Angeles is also an especially good team on the road. The Chargers were 8-2, including the playoffs, in road games in 2018.