Chargers vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 3 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Aug 26, 2021

The Los Angeles Chargers hit the field Saturday night in Seattle to end their preseason against the Seahawks.

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August 28, 2021, 10:00 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
2-3
Pointspread +6 -110
Moneyline +212
Over / Under o +35.5
Pointspread -6 -110
Moneyline -256
Over / Under u +35.5

Fans concerned about which members of the Seattle Seahawks will hit the field Saturday night can breathe a little easier as the Seahawks prepare to host the Los Angeles Chargers. Head coach Pete Carroll has subtly suggested that some starters will see action in Seattle’s final game of the preseason. The Chargers, on the other hand, will likely give some of their key players the final week off to prepare for the season opener Sept. 12 in Washington.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The likelihood that the Seahawks will play some of their top players this weekend is high, and that has oddsmakers digging the home team as a 5.5-point favourites to win. Seattle has been outscored by a 50-10 margin through its first two exhibition contests, and the Lumen Field faithful were forced to sit through an ugly 30-3 thumping at the hands of the Denver Broncos last week. Los Angeles, meanwhile, has covered both its preseason games in 2021 and three straight overall.

As with the majority of Week 3 preseason contests, sportsbooks aren’t expecting much scoring here, setting the total at 35 on the NFL preseason odds. The Chargers have hit the under in five of their previous six preseason outings, and have seen an average of just 22 points scored through two exhibition games this year. Seattle is also 1-5 O/U in its last six preseason contests, including four in a row (with just one of those games producing in excess of 35 total points).

Los Angeles Chargers

With most of the Chargers’ skill position battles already decided, the real focus in Saturday’s finale will be which player secures the backup quarterback role. Veteran Chase Daniel and unheralded Easton Stick will both see plenty of action against the Seahawks; it isn’t clear which player will draw the starting assignment, or whether one is ahead of the other in the battle to serve as the backup to second-year phenom Justin Herbert.

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle doesn’t have much sorting out to do, either – but it does have one position that will need to be sorted out in a hurry. Carroll and the Seahawks are eager to see which running backs earn their way onto the final 53-man roster. Chris Carson is cemented as the starter, with Rashaad Penny the likely No. 2; from there, it’s a battle between DeeJay Dallas, Alex Collins and Travis Homer for what will likely be two additional spots on the depth chart.

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