2023 Los Angeles Chargers schedule, betting odds and predictions

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Chargers schedule features a lot of travel miles

You never quite know what you are going to get when you are a team located on one of the coastlines, but the Chargers have a lot of travel to deal with during the 2023 season. It could be worse given the composition of the schedule with games against the AFC East and NFC North, but Los Angeles is going to be all over the map this season. Projections seem to be all over the map as well, as QB Justin Herbert readies for the final season of his rookie deal with a $29 million option already picked up for 2024.

 

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Los Angeles Chargers betting odds

(odds from DraftKings as of May 11, 7 p.m. PT)

Season Win Total Odds: 9.5 (-110/-110)
Super Bowl Odds: +2800
AFC Champion: +1300
AFC West Champion: +340

Last season: 10-7, 2nd in AFC West

Key additions: LB Eric Kendricks, WR Quentin Johnston*, DL Tuli Tuipulotu*, LB Daiyan Henley*, QB Max Duggan*

Key losses: LB Drue Tranquill, OG Matt Feiler, WR Deandre Carter, LB Troy Fehoko

* – drafted

2023 Los Angeles Chargers schedule

Week 1: vs. Dolphins (-2.5)
Week 2: @ Titans (-3.5)
Week 3: @ Vikings (-1.5)
Week 4: vs. Raiders (-4.5)
Week 5: BYE WEEK
Week 6: vs. Cowboys (MNF) (-1)
Week 7: @ Chiefs (+5.5)
Week 8: vs. Bears (SNF) (-5.5)
Week 9: @ Jets (MNF) (+2)
Week 10: vs. Lions (-2.5)
Week 11: @ Packers (-2.5)
Week 12: vs. Ravens (SNF) (-2)
Week 13: @ Patriots (-1.5)
Week 14: vs. Broncos (-3)
Week 15: @ Raiders (TNF) (-1.5)
Week 16: vs. Bills (Sat) (+1)
Week 17: @ Broncos (+1)
Week 18: vs. Chiefs (+2)

Los Angeles Chargers schedule this year

After a pretty boring offseason with limited salary cap wiggle room, the Chargers stare down a schedule that features six games against AFC West foes, plus four games against each of the AFC East and NFC North. That means trips to visit the Packers, Jets, Patriots, and Vikings, along with a trip to Music City to take on the Titans as part of the second-place package assigned by the NFL. Those are five long trips for the Chargers, but at least the Bills, Dolphins, Lions, and Bears have to go to Inglewood, along with the Ravens and Cowboys as the other teams on the second-place slate.

Hopefully the Chargers are good because they’ll be shown six times in primetime games to a national audience.

Los Angeles Chargers schedule analysis

For more on the Chargers schedule, here’s what Matt Youmans and Wes Reynolds had to say on VSiN Tonight following the NFL’s official release: