|2013 NFL Thursday Night Football Week 15 Odds: Chargers vs. Broncos|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:30|
Chargers vs. Broncos Odds
Denver is 11-2 overall, 7-0 at home and 8-4-1 against the spread. San Diego is 6-7 overall, 3-4 on the road and 7-5-1 against the spread. Denver has won four straight over San Diego, including a 28-20 win on the road on Nov. 10.
Trends show that the road team is 5-0-1 against the spread in the last six games of this series and San Diego is 5-0-4 ATS in its last 9 trips to Denver. These two have hit the over in 6 of their last 7 meetings in Denver.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, the Broncos are favored at home, as they have odds of -10.5 points against the Chargers. The over/under total for the game has been set at 56 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Broncos favored by 12 points. The spread slowly fell back to 10 before settling in at 10.5. The over/under total opened at 54 points before making the steady climb to 56.
Denver is coming off a 51-28 over the Titans last week. Denver has won five of its last six games. The Broncos come into this game averaging 465.6 yards per game on offense while allowing 374.1 yards per contest on defense. Peyton Manning has thrown for 4,522 yards and 45 touchdowns this season while Demaryius Thomas has caught 74 passes for 1,149 yards and 11 touchdowns. The defense is being led by Shaun Phillips, who has 30 tackles with nine sacks and one interception.
San Diego is coming off a 37-14 win at home over the Giants and the Chargers have won two of their last three games. The offense is averaging just under 400 yards per game this season while the defense is giving up 382.5 yards per contest. Philip Rivers has thrown for 3,882 yards and 26 touchdowns to lead the offense while Keenan Allen has 61 catches for 902 yards and five scores. The defense is being led by Eric Weddle, who has 94 tackles with one interception and two fumble recoveries.
In terms of Injuries, Denver receiver Wes Welker (concussion) is out for the game while cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) is questionable. San Diego receiver Eddie Royal (toe) is questionable for the game as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Broncos, as they have odds of -10.5 points against the Chargers on Thursday night.