The LA Chargers have their first game in front of fans at SoFi Stadium and it is against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. This is gearing up to be one of the most entertaining games of the week as there are two high-profile offenses squaring off.
This is much different than last week's matchup where the Bolts were taking on the defensive-minded Washington Football Team. This game is going to be full of fireworks and is definitely going to have the nation's attention.
The prop bet possibilities in this game are intriguing as big offensive game typically lend themselves well to hammering the over on most player props. However, we have to be strategic with the props that we commit to.
Last week we took Keenan Allen over 6.5 receptions, Keenan Allen over 59.5 receiving yards and Justin Herbert to finish with 240-300 passing yards. We did not hit on that final prop but Allen did finish with nine receptions for 100 yards. 2-1 isn't too bad.
3 prop bets you cannot miss in the LA Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys Week 2 matchup:
Before we jump into it, all bets and odds are courtesy of our friends over at WynnBET.
1. Justin Herbert over 309.5 yards (-125)
There are some passing touchdown props around Justin Herbert but the odds aren't good enough. There is simply way too much juice as the line has only been set at 1.5 touchdowns, so instead, I am going the passing yards route.
I thought Herbert would have a conservative day in Week 1 and finish around 280 yards and boy was I wrong. He could have flirted with 400 yards if the Chargers did not have so many drops offensively.
This seems like a no-brainer and there is not that much juice on this bet. -125 odds for Herbert to finish with 309 or more passing yards is a steal.
2. Mike Williams over 4.5 receptions (-105)
Brandon Staley and Joe Lombardi were not kidding in the preseason when they said that Mike Williams would have an integral role on this offense similar to Michael Thomas in New Orleans.
Williams posted a career-high in receptions with eight in Week 1, finishing second only to Keenan Allen.
Allen and Williams are both going to have a big day against Dallas and while Allen is the no. 1 option, I like the line with Williams much more. The two receivers will probably finish around the same number of receptions again and Allen's line is set at 7.5.
Take the lower line at 4.5 receptions and reap the rewards.
3. Ezekiel Elliott over 62.5 rushing yards (-120)
Ezekiel Elliott did not play much of a role in Week 1 and with Dak Prescott playing so well many might expect Elliott to repeat his performance from Week 1. However, all the signs are pointing to him at least having a decent day and recording at least 63 rushing yards.
Antonio Gibson was able to pick up 90 yards on 20 carries in Week 1 and Zeke is a better running back than Gibson. Not only that, but the Chargers are also going to be without their best run-defense corner in Chris Harris and are likely going to be without Justin Jones.
Dallas is missing its starting right tackle and in order to keep Dak Prescott from getting mauled by Joey Bosa, Dallas is going to have to mix in the run and keep the ball away from Bosa. Zeke should reach 63 yards without a problem.