Chargers vs. Broncos Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 13 Odds

Andrew Rogers | Updated Nov 28, 2019

Philip Rivers quarterback Chargers

If the Chargers miss out on the playoffs, they can directly point to their divisional performance as the cause as they look for their first win of the season against an AFC West foe.

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December 01, 2019, 4:25 PM ET
Empower Field at Mile High
Denver
7-9
Pointspread -4.5 -110
Moneyline -218
Over / Under o +38.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

Pointspread +4.5 -110
Moneyline +181
Over / Under u +38.5

67%

Betting Action

33%

The Chargers enter Sunday’s encounter with host Denver having gone 0-3 vs. their division, and will almost certainly need to win out to challenge for a postseason spot. The Broncos are all but eliminated, and find themselves as slight home underdogs for Sunday’s contest.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Being a home underdog has actually agreed with the Broncos in recent years. They’re 8-7 SU and 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games when receiving points at home, though they fell 23-9 to the Chargers at +7 when these teams met at Mile High last season. The Chargers, meanwhile, are a tough team to handicap at the moment: While they’re just 3-7-2 ATS in their past 12 games overall, they’ve gone an impressive 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road contests.

This game carries the lowest total of the Sunday schedule at 38.5, with 58 percent of Sports Interaction bettors leaning toward the Over. Denver has gone 7-1 to the Under in its past eight games as a home underdog, with four of those games coming in under 40 total points (including its previous home meeting with the Chargers.) The Under is also 8-2 in the Chargers’ past 10 games, and an unbelievable 21-5-1 in their last 27 December contests.

Los Angeles Chargers

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to trust Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers from a betting standpoint. Rivers has had back-to-back rough outings, completing just over 54 percent of his pass attempts with three touchdowns and seven interceptions. And a look at his December splits from last season should cause even more concern; Rivers completed just 65.9 percent of his attempts in the month while throwing six of his 12 INTs for the season.

Denver Broncos

After showing signs of legitimate progress over the previous two weeks, the Broncos’ offence fell completely flat in last week’s 20-3 loss to the host Buffalo Bills. And that could result in a quarterback change, with Drew Lock and Brandon Allen splitting reps at practice this week; the team is expected to announce a starter by Friday. The Broncos won’t face another top-10 defence the rest of the way, and will play three of their final five games at home.

Who Will Win Chargers vs. Broncos?

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