The Los Angeles Chargers finally stopped their losing streak this past week but still face long odds of making the playoffs. The Chargers are currently two games back in the hunt for a wild card spot. California sports betting is not yet live, but we'll be monitoring the latest Chargers playoff chances and odds to win the Super Bowl throughout the season.
Latest Los Angeles Chargers Playoff Chances & Super Bowl Odds
The table below shows the Los Angeles Chargers' Super Bowl odds and other betting markets as they relate to the Chargers' playoff chances. All of the odds below have been pulled from DraftKings Sportsbook California.
Betting odds, and in particular with futures markets, can vary widely between different operators. If you find yourself in a legal betting state, it's always a good idea to check multiple sportsbooks before placing a wager. While not a smart bet to make, if you wanted to put money down on the Chargers to win the AFC West, FanDuel California Sportsbook offers a much better price compared to DraftKings at +3900.
2023 Los Angeles Chargers Schedule
2023 Los Angeles Chargers News & Updates: February 2024
Here is the latest news and updates impacting the Chargers' playoff picture:
- 📆 December 6: WR Joshua Palmer is designated to return from IR and his 21-day window has officially opened.
- 📆 December 3: The Chargers pick up their first win since Week 9, beating the Patriots 6-0 in one of the ugliest games of the year.
- 📆 November 30: Head coach Brandon Staley says there's a "possibility" wide receiver Joshua Palmer returns this season.
- 📆 November 26: The Chargers' losing streak extends to three games as they drop a home game to the Baltimore Ravens, 20-10.
- 📆 November 22: Joey Bosa is placed on IR with a foot injury and will miss at least four games.
- 📆 November 19: The Packers hand the Chargers their sixth loss of the season, as Los Angeles loses 23-20.
Bookmark this page as we continue to monitor all the key developments and breaking news impacting the 2023 Chargers.
2023 Los Angeles Chargers Super Bowl Odds
The best available Los Angeles Chargers odds to win Super Bowl LVIII (58) are +20000, available now at bet365. In terms of more widely-available sportsbooks, ESPN BET has the best price at +15000. Here are some more operators and their Chargers Super Bowl odds.
Looking Ahead: Chargers Playoff Picture
After starting the season 2-2, the Chargers have lost five of their last eight games and are now fighting an uphill battle in terms of the Chargers' playoff picture. At 5-7, the Chargers are two games back of the final Wild Card spot which currently belongs to the Cleveland Browns.
Will the Chargers Make the Playoffs?
If the playoffs were to start today, the Chargers would be the No. 12 seed in the AFC Playoff picture and would not be in the playoffs. Making matters more difficult is the fact that the Chargers do not have a favorable remaining schedule, as four of their final five games are against teams with .500 records or better. This included two matchups against the Broncos, who are currently ahead of them in the AFC playoff race, and the Buffalo Bills who are also fighting for their playoff lives.
How Can the Chargers Make the Playoffs?
While it's too early to lay out exact scenarios at this time, the Chargers' playoff hopes start with the team rattling off wins and reversing their current losing trend. While the AFC West crown is likely out of reach, the Chargers can make up ground on the Raiders and Broncos as three of their final six games are against those two teams. Week 18 features another divisional matchup against the Chiefs and if their playoff seeding is already decided by that point, the Chargers could have an easier game if the Chiefs decide to rest starters.
How Many Super Bowls Have the Chargers Won?
The Los Angeles Chargers have never won the Super Bowl. The team has been to one Super Bowl in their franchise's history, losing to the San Francisco 49ers 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX (1995).
How Many Times Have the Chargers Made the Super Bowl?
The Chargers have appeared in 1 Super Bowl, Super Bowl XXIX where they lost to the San Francisco 49ers 49-26 at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami, Florida.
Los Angeles Chargers Playoff Prediction
In order for the Chargers to make the playoffs, they are going to have to win at least three of their final five games. Additionally, they will need the teams ahead of them to falter down the stretch as there are four teams ahead of them for the final AFC Wild Card spot.
At this point, it feels that the key injuries the Chargers have suffered will be too much to overcome. With Mike Williams, Joshua Palmer, and Joey Bosa all on injured reserve, this team isn't deep enough to put up a legitimate fight, especially on the offensive side of the ball. I believe the Chargers will miss the postseason for the fourth time in their last five seasons and will likely be one of the teams looking for a new coaching staff this offseason.
Los Angeles Chargers Odds FAQs
Heading into Week 14, the odds of the Los Angeles Chargers making the playoffs are +750, per DraftKings Sportsbook. Converted to implied probability, this gives the Chargers an 11.1% chance to make the playoffs.
If the playoffs were to start today, the Los Angeles Chargers would not be in the playoffs. With a record of 5-7, the Chargers are two games behind for the final AFC Wild Card spot.
The Los Angeles Chargers' Super Bowl odds are +12000, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Heading into Week 14, there are only nine teams with longer odds to win the Super Bowl. At +12000, this equates to a 0.8% implied probability for the Chargers to win Super Bowl 58.
The Los Angeles Chargers odds to win the AFC West are +2500 at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Chargers have the third-longest odds in the division, ahead of only the Las Vegas Raiders. The Chiefs are heavy favorites at -2500 although those odds have shortened after the Chiefs' loss to Green Bay.
California does not currently offer legal sports betting, but anyone over the age of 21 can place a bet on the Chargers' odds as long as they are in a state with regulated sports betting, such as Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, or over 30 other states.