Broncos vs. Chargers Total Prediction
AFC West rivals clash in Carson City on Sunday when the Chargers host the winless Broncos at 4:05 p.m. ET. With the number sitting at 44.5 points, is the under the best play when it comes to the total?
471 Denver Broncos (+6) at 472 Los Angeles Chargers (-6); O/U 44.5
4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 6, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson, CA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Chargers are receiving 64% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Denver Broncos Fantasy Spin
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Broncos OLB Bradley Chubb (knee) tore his ACL and is out for the year. Chubb actually returned to Sunday's game with said ACL tear and played until the final whistle. Now 0-4 and having lost their best young player for the season, it's not a stretch to say the Broncos have hit rock-bottom. Chubb notched 12 sacks in his breakout rookie campaign and was on pace for career-high marks in tackles and quarterback hits before this speed bump. UDFA Malik Reed, who has one sack on the year, is the next man up for Denver.
Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Spin
ESPN's Eric Williams reports the Chargers will split carries between Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler. Coach Anthony Lynn stated, "Whenever (Gordon) is ready to go, he will be the No. 1 guy and get the bulk of the snaps. But obviously he's not there right now." Gordon himself said when asked about his role, "I don't really know, but I'm eager to find out ... I think it will be a lot of me and Austin flipping -- me going in, and then him going in -- flip-flopping. We'll be splitting the ball a lot." Fire up both Gordon and Ekeler as RB2s this week.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 8-2 in the Broncos’ last 10 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 5-1 in the Chargers’ last six games played in October.
The under is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings when the Broncos play on the road versus the Chargers and is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 6-2 in the Chargers’ last eight games overall, is 20-8 in their last 28 conference games and is 9-2 in their last 11 divisional games. The Broncos, meanwhile, have all kinds of issues offensively and the under is 5-1-1 in their last seven road games.
NFL Week 5 Prediction: Broncos/Chargers UNDER 44.5