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UNDER Trending in SD-DEN Tilt

San Diego Chargers Philip Rivers

The Denver Broncos officially clinched a playoff berth in the wake of Week 16’s 20-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, but before they can advance to the postseason they’ll face off against the lowly San Diego Chargers at home - a game that will mercifully end the Chargers’ season.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 4-0 in the Chargers' last four games.
  • The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in January.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings between the Broncos and Chargers.

San Diego (4-11 SU) suffered through one of its worst years since Philip Rivers came into the fold in 2004. While the Bolts have nothing to play for, they’d certainly love nothing more than to stick it to their division rivals one last time before they clean out their lockers.

UNDER bettors have fallen in love with Mile High Stadium this season, and for good reason. The UNDER has gone 1-5-1 in the Broncos’ seven home contests this year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting San Diego Chargers in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 40 at shops such as Bovada.

A 29-14 result in favor of the Broncos is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Diego Chargers vs Denver Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Denver Broncos have seen them go 11-4 and 7-6-2 ATS so far this season, while the San Diego Chargers are at 4-11 and 7-8 ATS. In over under totals betting, the San Diego Chargers are 5-10, while the Denver Broncos are 5-8-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs San Diego injuries news.

The Broncos - Chargers odds would favor the Broncos if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 8 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Chargers sit at No. 24.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Denver's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 21.87 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 24.73 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 245.13 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 232.87 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the San Diego Chargers own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128.71 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 18 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Chargers suffered a Week 16 loss against Oakland in their last game, falling 23-20 at O.co Coliseum.

The Broncos grabbed a Week 16 victory over the Bengals in their last game, winning 20-17 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • San Diego is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games
  • San Diego is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Denver is 15-6-1 SU in its last 22 games
  • Denver is 19-5-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Denver is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing San Diego
  • Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing San Diego

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