Chargers at Broncos 12/30/18 - NFL Picks & Predictions
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos
NFL: 4;25 PM EST
Dec. 30, 2018
The Chargers are playoff bound, but it remains to be seen where they are going to be sitting when they reach the playoffs. A win here and a Chargers loss would lock up the division, but even with a win by both teams the Chargers will still come out on the low side as the team has lost the advantage of the division to the Chiefs.
With the Chargers they have been able to buck one trend and that was the fact that when they are playing on the road the Chargers score better as they are getting 28.4 points a game. The defense of the Chargers is playing a little bit worse on the season with 21.4 points a allowed.
The Broncos were able to give the Raiders a victory in the last game and that is something the Broncos would like to be able to overcome, but facing the Chargers who are looking to play some great football it could be a challenge, The Broncos are also a team that did get a chance to beat the Chargers earlier in the season, but it was a 1 point victory in Los Angeles.
The Broncos offense when playing at home has been able to score 21 points a game on the season. However, the defense for the Broncos is not that much better on home field as they are giving up 20.9 points a game.
Recent Betting Trends:
Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
Broncos are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 vs. AFC.
Under is 6-1 in Chargers last 7 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
Under is 9-1-1 in Broncos last 11 games on grass.
Free Betting Pick: Denver Broncos +6.5
The Broncos did drop a game to the Raiders last week, but the Broncos are going to be coming into the game here and looking for the chance to keep the Chargers down. The Chargers will be able to come into the game here at a high level, but the 6.5 spread is going to be to much for the Chargers to cover. Final Score Prediction, Los Angeles Chargers win, but do not cover ATS 24-21.