Chargers vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Week 8 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Oct 29, 2020

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Both the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos are running out time in hopes of staying alive in the AFC postseason picture.

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November 01, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
4-7
Pointspread -3 -115
Moneyline -176
Over / Under o +44.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

Pointspread +3 -105
Moneyline +141
Over / Under u +44.5

73%

Betting Action

27%

The Chargers and Broncos both carry 2-4 records into Sunday’s divisional encounter at Mile High, though the Broncos (with a minus-37 point margin) have fared much worse than the Chargers (minus-5). Denver does come in with some positive momentum, having won five of the last seven meetings between the teams.

NFL Week 8 Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Chargers are favoured by a field goal in the first of two regular-season meetings between the AFC West rivals; they’ll renew acquaintances Dec. 27 in Los Angeles. And it’s not that surprising to see more than three-quarters of Sports Interaction respondents are siding with the visitors, who are an impressive 4-1 ATS in their last five games. The Broncos, however, have been just as strong against the spread, boasting a 12-6 mark over their past 18 outings.

The same number of Sports interaction bettors taking the Chargers (77 percent, to be exact) are leaning toward the Under on the total of 44.5. But these teams trend in the opposite direction when it comes to their head-to-head history, having gone below the number in four of their previous five meetings (with three of those games producing fewer than 35 points). And Mile High has seen 13 of the last 18 games played there go below the total.

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers might not reach the postseason in 2020, but the future looks bright regardless. That positive outlook begins with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert: since being pressed into duty following Tyrod Taylor’s injury, Herbert has shown the kind of potential that made him the fifth overall pick in this year’s NFL draft. The Oregon product has thrown for 1,542 yards through his first five games, with 10 of his 12 touchdown passes coming in the past three outings.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos aren’t nearly in the same boat with regard to their quarterback situation. Starter Drew Lock has battled injury and inconsistency in his second full NFL season, and the struggles are sobering: He has completed just 55.9 percent of his pass attempts with one touchdown pass and four interceptions over parts of four games. It also hasn’t helped that Broncos receivers have dropped nine passes, 11th-most in the league to date.

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