Chargers vs. Broncos Pick
Will Sunday's matchup between AFC West foes the Chargers and Broncos be a defensive struggle at 4:05PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Broncos are now 4.5-point home favorites versus the Chargers after opening as a 6-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 44.5 but has been bet down to 43.5 points.
The Chargers put together the best comeback in Week 7, rallying from 17 points down to upset the Falcons in overtime 33-30 as a 4.5-point underdog. That was the Bolts' second straight win and they are now 3-0 against the spread in their last three games. Just two weeks ago, San Diego upset Denver 21-13 as a 3-point home underdog. The over has also cashed in three of the Chargers' last four games, although the one under that hit was against the Broncos.
After losing back-to-back games to the Falcons and Chargers, the Broncos got back in the win column on Monday night in a 27-9 victory over the Texans as an 8.5-point favorite. That victory lifted Denver's record to 5-2 on the year and the Broncos have covered in five of their last seven games as well. The under has cashed in four-straight Bronco games.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 6-2 in the last eight meetings between these two teams and is 11-4-1 in the Broncos' last 16 home games. The under is also 4-1-1 in Denver's last six divisional games and is 5-2 in its last seven games coming off a win. Despite Philip Rivers and the Chargers' offensive success this season, Denver's defense should be more prepared for the underneath and man-beating routes that San Diego utilize to beat the Broncos two weeks ago. Look for this game to be relatively low-scoring.
NFL WEEK 8 PREDICTION: BRONCOS/CHARGERS UNDER 43.5