Broncos vs. Chargers Pick
Will Thursday night’s matchup between the Broncos and Chargers be low-scoring when the two division rivals clash at 8:25PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Broncos are 3-point road favorites versus the Chargers after opening as a 2.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number opened at 45.5 and that’s where it currently sits. Roughly 70% of public bettors are backing the Broncos to cover the spread.
The Broncos suffered their first loss of the season last Sunday, falling 23-16 to the Falcons as a 3.5-point home favorite. Rookie Paxton Lynch made his first start as a pro, completing 23-of-35 pass attempts for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He was constantly harassed by Vic Beasley and the Atlanta pass-rush, which sacked the signal-caller six times in the game. Denver is now 4-1 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
The Chargers keep inventing new ways to lose. After blowing a late fourth-quarter lead in a 35-34 loss to the Saints two weeks ago, San Diego botched a field goal attempt due to a bad hold in the closing minutes in a 34-31 loss at Oakland last Sunday. The Chargers are now 1-4 straight up but are 3-2 against the spread, covering as a 6.5-point underdog at Kansas City in Week 1, as a 3-point home favorite versus the Jaguars in Week 2, and as a 3.5-point road underdog last week in Oakland.
OUR PICK: The under is 5-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams in San Diego and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 3-1-1 in the Broncos’ last five games versus AFC West rivals and is 4-1 in their last five road games versus a team with a losing home record. On the other side, the under is also 8-1 in the Chargers’ last nine home games versus a team with a winning road record and is 7-2 in their last nine games against an opponent with a winning record.
NFL WEEK 6 PICK: BRONCOS/CHARGERS UNDER 45.5