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Chargers Host Broncos in NFL Week 16 Battle for Last Place in AFC West

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting NFL Week 16 odds and picks

The magnitude of Denver’s terrible season can’t be ignored.  Last week’s blowout home loss to Buffalo epitomizes it.  Since Peyton Manning’s retirement after the 2015 Super Bowl championship, the Broncos have floundered.  Two years ago, Denver hired hot defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as head coach.  Fangio did get a decent finish out of the Broncos after a bad start in 2019.  However, this year another bad start hasn’t been followed by improvement.  Sunday the Broncos will face another struggling team and coach.  The Chargers and Anthony Lynn.  Neither team is Super Bowl betting material.  Both are last-place teams.

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting Information

Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Location: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, California
TV Coverage: CBS

Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Broncos +3 (-104) 49 (-105) +148
Chargers -3 (-116) 49 (-115) -170
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Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers CashBet Wagering Analysis

Neither of these teams brings top online sportsbook appeal.  On the whole, betting activity should be even.

Broncos Busted Offense Sending Them to Corral

Last game Denver was humiliated at home by Buffalo 48-19.  The Broncos were 6-point dogs with the game going over the total of 48.  Denver is 5-9 straight up, 8-6 against the spread, and 7-7 over and under.  As a result, they’re tied with the Chargers for last place in the AFC West.  Denver ranks 28th for total offense and for scoring.  While defensively they’re 21st in the NFL and 27th for points allowed.

Denver doesn’t deserve paychecks for their putrid performance against the Bills.  To show, Buffalo outgained Denver 534 to 255 in total yards.  With a 29 to 19 first down advantage.  Broncos quarterback Drew Lock was 20 of 32 for a helpless 132 yards with 1 touchdown. He was sacked three times.  So far in 2020 Lock has had a rough time.  He brings a lackluster 75.4 QB rating with 14 touchdowns passes and 13 interceptions.  With a pedestrian 6.6 yards per attempt.  Certainly, not all of the Broncos’ problems rest with Lock.  He has a poor supporting cast.

Denver is light years away from being Super Bowl betting odds chalk.

Herbert Has Chargers Thinking of 2021

The Chargers are coming off a surprising 30-27 win at Las Vegas as 3.5-point dogs Accordingly, the game went over the total of 52.5.  LA is 5-9 straight up, 7-7 against the spread, and 8-6 over the total.  Overall, the Chargers rank 7th in the NFL for total offense and 21st for scoring.  Defensively LA is 10th in the NFL and 26th for points allowed.   Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert has a 96.3 QB rating with 27 touchdown passes.  Herbert gives Chargers fans hopes for a Betting on Super Bowl future.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers Against the Spread

Overall, Denver has covered 17 of their last 29 games.  The Broncos are 4-6 vs. the odds in AFC West games.  And on the road, Denver is 9-6 vs. the odds.  Denver has gone under the total in 16 of their last 29 games.  While on the road, Denver is 7-8 under the number.  And in AFC West games the Broncos are 3-7 to the under.

Los Angeles has gotten the money in just 11 of their last 30 games.  The Chargers are 4-9-1 on the board at home. Specifically, against AFC West teams LA is 2-7-1 vs the odds.  To summarize LA is 15-15 over and under in all games.  At home, the Chargers are 5-9 under the total.  And against AFC West rivals LA is 6-4 to the over.

Denver has covered four of their last five meetings with the Chargers.  Four of the last six games between these teams have gone under the total.  Correlate Denver has covered seven of their last nine away games against the Chargers.  Eight of those nine games also went under the total.

While not a matchup of the Super Bowl best this ancient rivalry should produce fireworks.

Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers CashBet Free Pick  

Namely, Justin Herbert is the best player on the field.  That should be the NFL gambling difference.

Broncos at Chargers CashBet Best Bet: 

Los Angeles Chargers

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