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Broncos attempt to right their wrongs in Cali

The Denver Broncos can be a frustrating team to bet on. Just ask anyone who included them on a teaser in Week 6. One week they’re dominating the Dallas Cowboys at home and look like Super Bowl contenders. Then they look sloppy and let an 0-5 New York Giants team punk them. The Broncos will be excited to get back to divisional play on the road and attempt to demolish the L.A. Chargers in StubHub Center.

  • The Chargers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games at home.
  • The Chargers are 2-9 SU in their last 11 games.
  • Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is ruled out for Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.

You would think the altitude in Denver would be the only reason the Broncos win at Mile High Stadium, but on the road the Broncos have owned AFC West opponents. In their last 18 games, Denver is 15-3 SU and 14-4 ATS. If Philip Rivers takes to gunslinging as he’s known to do, he will continue to throw into the third-ranked passing defense that already picked him off in Week 1.

If you expect the total to go OVER in this game, you may want to think twice. The total has gone UNDER in six of L.A.’s last seven games when hosting Denver.

If all of this isn’t enough info to persuade you to avoid Los Angeles, just know the Broncos are 7-1 SU in their last eight games against the Chargers and it doesn’t help when half of StubHub Center is filled with the opposing team’s fans.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Los Angeles Chargers were 2.5-point underdogs at oddsmaker shops such as Bovada, while the NFL total was set at 43.5 for OVER/UNDER totals betting.

OddsShark prediction models picked the Chargers to win this game on Sunday 21-20. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Los Angeles Chargers sport a record of 2-4 and 2-3-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Denver Broncos sit at 3-2 and 2-2-1 ATS on the season. The OVER/UNDER totals records are 3-3 for the Chargers and 3-2 for the Broncos. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Los Angeles vs Denver injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Los Angeles Chargers at No. 24 and the Denver Broncos at No. 13 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Los Angeles Chargers' No. 23-ranked offense (19.33 PPG) against a Denver Broncos defense that ranks No. 8 at 19.4 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 266.17 yards per game, more than the Broncos give up through the air (191.6 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Broncos feature the league's No. 4-rated road run defense, allowing 75 yards per game. The Chargers, meanwhile, rank No. 31 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trevor Siemian handled the Giants defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 376 yards and 1 score, but Denver still lost to New York 23-10.

In their last game, the Chargers were Week 6 winners, coming out on top of the Raiders by a score of 17-16.

Betting Trends
  • Denver is 3-5-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Denver is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Denver is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Denver is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • LA Chargers is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games
  • LA Chargers is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • LA Chargers is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • LA Chargers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Denver at Kansas City, Monday, October 30
Los Angeles at New England, Sunday, October 29