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Chargers Have Been No Match for Broncos

The Denver Broncos (4-1) and San Diego Chargers (1-4) have been on the opposite end of the spectrum in the AFC West over the last few years, and the divisional foes will write a new page in their rivalry under the bright lights of Thursday Night Football in Week 6.

Shark Bites
  • The Chargers are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games at home.
  • The Broncos are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games against their division.
  • The Broncos are 14-2 SU in their last 16 games after a loss.

Unsurprisingly, Denver has had a major edge in this series. The Broncos are 5-0 SU in their last five meetings with San Diego. Totals bettors will be paying attention in this one, as the UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven matchups between the clubs.

Oddsmakers opened the Bolts as 2.5-point home underdogs with a total of 45.5.

To put it simply, San Diego just can’t beat good teams. The Chargers are a pitiful 0-9 SU in their previous nine tilts against teams with winning records.

Late-game collapses have done in San Diego so far. The Chargers have had the lead in the fourth quarter in all four of their losses but proceeded to give it away. Philip Rivers and company are 5-0 ATS on the first-half spread and 1-4 ATS on the second-half spread through five weeks. Ouch.

Denver will be without head coach Gary Kubiak this week. Kubiak was hospitalized overnight after his team’s 23-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5. Special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis will serve as the Broncos’ interim head coach for the prime-time showdown.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Diego Chargers were 2.5-point underdogs at odds maker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 45.5 for over under totals betting.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Chargers to win this game on Thursday 26-21. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Denver Broncos vs San Diego Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Chargers sit at 1-4 (3-2 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Denver Broncos are currently 4-1 (4-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? San Diego is 4-1 OU, and Denver is 3-2 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Denver injuries news.

The Chargers - Broncos odds would favor the Broncos if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 17 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Broncos sit at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Diego Chargers No. 2-ranked offense (30.4 PPG) against a Denver Broncos defense that ranks No. 6 at 17.4 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 283.6 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (185.6 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Denver Broncos own the league's No. 16-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 107.5 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 21 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, the Broncos were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 23-16 score against Atlanta.

Last time out, Philip Rivers threw for 4 scores and 359 yards in a failed effort to defeat Oakland at Oakland Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Denver is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Diego
  • San Diego is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • San Diego is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
  • San Diego is 3-12 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver home to Houston, Monday, October 24th
San Diego at Atlanta, Sunday, October 23rd

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