Chargers vs Broncos Betting Preview
Everyone remembers the Monday Nighter in October when Peyton Manning scored five TDs in the second half of an epic rally past the Chargers.
The Denver Broncos will be looking for their fifth straight win when they host the San Diego Chargers at Mile High Stadium this Sunday, hoping the Chargers don't exact similar revenge.
The Broncos are 4-0 SU and ATS over their last four games and have scored at least 31 points in all four games.
San Diego is just 1-4 SU and ATS over its last five games. Denver is 3-1 SU and ATS in its last four games against the Chargers.
The Chargers were listed as 6.5-point underdogs earlier in the week but it was bet up to -8 at Bovada as of Friday. Meanwhile, the total was dropping from an open 50.5 to 48 or so at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncos sit at No. 6 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chargers are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Broncos will win this game 33-26.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Denver's No. 2-ranked offense (30.1 PPG) against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 11 at 21.2 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 292.9 yards per game, more than the Chargers give up through the air (234.1 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 84 yards per game. Denver, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.
San Diego lost its last outing, a 34-24 result against the Buccaneers on November 11. The Chargers failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 58 combined points took the game OVER the total. In their last game, the Chargers got 3 passing scores out of Philip Rivers, but lost 34-24 to the Buccaneers on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.
Denver was a 36-14 winner in its last match on the road against the Panthers. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 50 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Peyton Manning throttled the Panthers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 301 yards and 1 scores as Denver handed Carolina a 36-14 defeat.
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the division are 6-4
Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in November are 8-2
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Chargers at Broncos trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of San Diego's last 15 games on the road
San Diego is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Denver
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Denver is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against San Diego
San Diego home to Baltimore, Sunday, November 25
Denver at Kansas City, Sunday, November 25