The LA Chargers host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 7 looking to move to 5-2 on the year before heading into the bye week. With all of the adversity that the Chargers have had to overcome with injuries, having a 5-2 record at the bye would be exceptional for the team moving forward.
Seattle may have seemed like a lay-up before the season but they have proven this year that they are not a team you can sleep on. The Seahawks are 3-3 on the season and Geno Smith has been playing far better than Russell Wilson and it is not even close.
We already gave out our picks for this game against the spread and the over/under. Here are three prop bets that you could dive into to make some additional money before the Bolts head into the bye.
3 Best prop bets for Chargers vs Seahawks Week 7:
Odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook and are subject to change after publication.
1. Austin Ekeler Prop Bet: 50+ receiving yards (+110)
Draft Kings has not set a line for Austin Ekeler's receiving yards in this game but you can take an alternative receiving yards line at either 25, 50, 75 or 100 yards. While we could get splashy with the bigger numbers, we can get plus odds at 50+ receiving yards, which is exactly what you should do.
The Chargers are banged up at receiver. Keenan Allen is questionable to play and even if he does, is going to be on a tight pitch count. Josh Palmer is out of the game with a concussion, as is Donald Parham. Backup running back Joshua Kelley is out with a knee injury.
The Seahawks are going to focus a lot of their defensive focus on Mike Williams and in turn, the Chargers will likely have a lot of things open underneath to Ekeler in the passing game. Two weeks ago the Seahawks allowed Alvin Kamara to rack up 91 receiving yards. Expect similar for Ekeler.
2. Justin Herbert prop bet: UNDER 9.5 rushing yards (-120)
I know this is a boring prop but the point of these picks are to make correct picks that make money, not pick the most exciting ones just to have something to root for. Betting an under on a quarterback rushing total definitely is not the most fun prop you can take but in this case, it might be the best bet.
Justin Herbert is athletic and he can make teams pay with his legs. That being said, the third-year quarterback has been a bit more hesitant to do so with his rib cartilage injury and even when he does take off, he is very quick in hitting the deck.
Herbert has finished with 10 or more rushing yards just once this season when he picked up 13 rushing yards against the Cleveland Browns. Outside of that one game, Herbert has 13 total rushing yards in the other five games.
3. Chargers prop bet: UNDER 27.5 points (-115)
Again, this is not a fun bet to make as a Chargers fan but it should be a profitable one. Fans might be expecting a slugfest between these two teams but I think we will see something similar to what we saw on Monday against Denver with slightly more points.
The Chargers are coming off of a short week with the bye right on the horizon. If Allen indeed doesn't play then this offense is going to be significantly hindered and we will see the same dink-and-dunk style of offense that we saw against the Broncos.
The Chargers are going to be concerned with milking the clock and taking the ball away from the Seattle offense. And while Seattle has promising advanced offensive metrics, they have scored 23 or fewer points in four of its six games, so I don't think they are going to be pushing the Chargers to score over 30 points.