The San Diego Chargers look to sweep the Denver Broncos as they are set to meet for the second time this season. But whose side are the Las Vegas NFL oddsmakers on?
The Week 8 NFL spread favors the Broncos by 4.5-points to beat the Bolts. The game kicks-off on CBS this Sunday, October 30 at 4:05 PM ET from the Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.
San Diego Chargers Vs Denver Broncos Spread & ATS Pick
The NFL week 8 spread opened with the Broncos as 6.5-point favorites to beat the Chargers. Sharp money dragged the spread down to 4.5-points. If you want to bet the O/U the game total is 43.5. The money favors the Broncos at -210 while you can cash in at +195 if you back the Chargers.
What: San Diego Chargers (3-4) at Denver Broncos (5-2)
When: Sunday, October 30, 2016
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Denver, CO
Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Spread: Broncos -4.5
Moneyline: San Diego +195 at Denver -210
Game Total: 43.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: San Diego vs Denver
Why Bet The San Diego Chargers To Beat The Broncos
The San Diego Chargers have won the last two and are now 3-4 SU and 5-2 ATS this season. The Bolts are coming off their second win in a row—a 33-30 OT thriller over the Falcons. They average 29.1 points per game (3 rd ) and allow 26.4 points per game (24 th ).
San Diego averages 275.4 passing yards per game (5 th ). QB Philip Rivers (2018 yards, 13 TDs & 4 INTs) is playing at a MVP level despite the team’s losing record. WR Tyrell Williams (31 rec, 526 yards, 2 TD) is the receiving yards leader on the team. TE Hunter Henry (20 rec, 326 yards 3 TD) maybe sidelined due to concussion protocol. He is listed questionable.
The Chargers average 89.9 rushing yards per game (23rd). RB Melvin Gordon (138 car, 461 yards, 8 TD) is coming off the best game of his career. Gordon ran for 68 yards and two touchdowns and added a 5-yard scoring catch early in the fourth quarter.
The Chargers have the 24th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 276.0 passing yards per game (24th) and 90.1 rushing yards per game (8th). They have 17 sacks this season (9th). Jatavis Brown has 44 tackles and Melvin Ingram has 4.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Denver Broncos To Beat The Chargers
The Denver Broncos blew out the Texans last week, improving to 5-2 SU and ATS this season. They average 23.9 points per game (13th) and allow 16.7 points per game (6th).
The Broncos average 215.1 passing yards per game (28th). QB Trevor Siemian (1211 yards, 8 TDs & 3 INTs) completed 14 of 25 passes for 157 yards against Houston. He hasn’t thrown more than one touchdown per game over the last three weeks. WR Emmanuel Sanders (40 rec, 499 yards, 3 TDs) leads the teams in receptions and yards. WR Demaryius Thomas (37 rec, 456 yards, 4 TDs) leads the team in touchdowns.
Denver averages 111.6 rushing yards per game (16th). C.J. Anderson (110 car, 437 yards, 4 TDs) had his first 100-yard rushing game last week but will miss the contest after undergoing knee surgery to repair meniscus damage. Anderson was placed on injured reserve on Friday. Rookie RB Devontae Booker (51 car, 244 yards, 1 TD) will be the lead back moving forward.
Denver has the 7th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Broncos allow 175.0 passing yards per game (1st) and 116.6 rushing yards per game (22nd). They have 22 sacks this season (1st). T.J. Ward has 42 tackles and Von Miller has 7.5 sacks.
Betting Trends For this Matchup:
- San Diego is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
- San Diego is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
- Denver is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
- Denver is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
- Denver is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Denver is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Denver Broncos always get the public money, but the public is really starting to like this Chargers team: they’re fun to watch, and their games usually come down to the final minutes. The Week 8 NFL spread opened with Denver -6 and -6.5, depending on where you were shopping, but sharp money drove it down early with the public joining the fun.