Broncos vs. Chargers Week 16 Prediction

Broncos vs. Chargers, 12/27/20 NFL Week 16 Betting Predictions

AFC West rivals meet in L.A. on Sunday where Justin Herbert and the Chargers will host Drew Lock and the Broncos at 4:05 p.m. ET. With the Bolts only laying a field goal as a home favorite, is this a trap game for bettors?

Game Snapshot

453 Denver Broncos (+3) at 454 Los Angeles Chargers (-3); o/u 49

4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 27, 2020

Venue: SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles, CA

TV: CBS

Denver Broncos DFS Spin

Drew Lock completed 20-of-32 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against Buffalo. He also took three sacks, including a sack-fumble that was returned for a touchdown. Lock rushed for 37 yards on five carries, but this was another step in the wrong direction after throwing four touchdowns last week. Lock didn’t complete a pass to a receiver until the last drive of the first half and finished with just five completions to his wideouts. His only touchdown was a throw in the back of the end-zone to Noah Fant, who Lock targeted a team-high 11 times. Lock has struggled with consistency and has at least one turnover in 11 of his 12 starts. He'll try to rebound in a more favorable Week 16 matchup with the Chargers.

Los Angeles Chargers DFS Spin

Justin Herbert completed 22-of-32 passes for 314 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Chargers' 30-27, Week 15 overtime win over the Raiders, adding four carries for 14 yards and an additional score. You had to watch this one to believe it. Herbert walked off the Raiders with a quarterback sneak with 1:32 remaining in overtime one play after losing a fumble. The Chargers recovered it in the end zone, but due to the "Holy Roller" rule (Google it), it was not a score. Herbert's late heroics came after an incomprehensible fourth quarter where he attempted — this is not a joke — one pass as Michael Badgley missed his eighth and ninth field goal attempts of the year. Before that, Herbert relentlessly worked connections with Hunter Henry and Jalen Guyton as Keenan Allen could barely move thanks to his hamstring injury. It was a needed showing out basically without his best receiver on the heels of his recent slump. Cruising toward ending 2020 with the rookie touchdown record — he has already tied Baker Mayfield at 27 — Herbert catches the Broncos in Week 16.

Broncos vs. Chargers Week 16 Prediction

The under is a perfect 7-0 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, is 15-5-1 in the Broncos’ last 21 divisional games and is 23-10-1 in their last 34 conference matchups. The under is also 7-2 in the Chargers’ last nine games as a home favorite, is 19-7-1 in their last 27 games played in the month of December and is 17-8 I their last 25 games as a favorite.

NFL WEEK 16 BETTING PREDICTION: BRONCOS/CHARGERS UNDER 49

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