On line sports gambling expectations for 2010 are still high for the Chargers, however, if for no other reason than the AFC West Division is one of the weakest in sports gambling. San Diego will be the on line sports gambling favorite to repeat as AFC West Division champions for the fifth straight season but they will have to overcome some changes to the roster.
Head coach Norv Turner has done better than expected in his three seasons at San Diego but the Chargers 14-17 home loss to the New York Jets in the playoffs as 7.5 point chalks re-ignited skepticism of his abilities to lead a team to the Promised Land.
Among the names that will be missing from the San Diego lineup for the 2010 sportsgambling season are long time superstar running back LaDainian Tomlinson, defensive tackle Jamal Williams, cornerback Antonio Cromartie, tight end Brandon Manumaleuna, and special teams standout Kassim Osgood.
While those names, at first glance, appear to be devastating losses the on line sports gambling truth may be another matter as none of those players were what would be considered “top shelf” for 2009 and look to be replaceable.
San Diego has succeeded in retaining its top key players and that is what will maintain their status as an on line sports gambling favorite to make the AFC playoffs and contend for the Super Bowl in 2010.
Quarterback Philip Rivers is a significant reason why San Diego will be an appealing team for many on line sports gambling handicappers. Rivers passed for 4254 yards and 28 touchdown passes last year.
Darren Sproles has been more effective at running back than Tomlinson and will return as the main back for 2010. Leading receiver Vincent Jackson will also return.
With such weak on line sports gambling commodities as Oakland, Kansas City, and Denver in the AFC West the Chargers appear to be the front runner for the foreseeable future.