The San Diego Chargers managed to pay out on the NFL betting lines in two of their three games against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos last season as those division rivals hit the gridiron together on Thursday Night Football.
San Diego and Denver split their regular-season meetings 1-1 both SU and ATS last season, then the Broncos topped the Chargers 24-17 but couldn’t cover a 7.5-point spread in their postseason matchup. The UNDER was 3-0 in those three Broncos vs. Chargers games last season, and the teams are a combined 10-3 SU (8-5 ATS) and battling for the AFC West division title this year.
San Diego Chargers vs Denver Broncos Opening Odds and Betting Line
Sportsbooks, including 5Dimes, had set the Denver Broncos as -6.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 50.5 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at Bodog).
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San Diego Chargers vs Denver Broncos Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Denver bring a 5-1 record (3-3 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 5-2 San Diego Chargers, who are 5-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Denver go 4-2 so far and the Chargers go 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs San Diego injuries news.
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Power Rankings have the Denver Broncos at No. 1 and the San Diego Chargers at No. 3 heading into this contest.
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How San Diego Chargers vs Denver Broncos Stats Matchup
The game also pits Denver’s No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 31.5 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 3 this week at 16.29 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 298.83 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 209.43 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the San Diego Chargers own the league’s No. 14-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 103.33 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 23 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Philip Rivers passed for 2 touchdowns in his team’s last game, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Chiefs, who won 23-20 on Sunday.
Last time out, Peyton Manning threw for 4 scores and 318 yards in leading his team past San Francisco at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
San Diego Chargers vs Denver Broncos Betting Odds Trends
San Diego is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
San Diego is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 9 games
San Diego is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Denver is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver’s last 7 games
Denver is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
San Diego at Miami, Sunday, November 2nd
Denver at New England, Sunday, November 2nd