Denver Broncos vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 12/1/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Los Angeles Chargers (4-7) at Denver Broncos (3-8)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 4:25 pm (Empower Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos +2.5 -- Over/Under: 38.5
The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos meet Sunday in week 13 NFL action at Empower Field at Mile High.
The Los Angeles Chargers need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost three of their last five road games. Philip Rivers is completing 64.4 percent of his passes for 3,169 yards, 15 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Rivers has three touchdown passes in four of his last 15 games. Keenan Allen and Austin Ekeler have combined for 1,463 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while Mike Williams has 33 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 86.7 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 369 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 19.4 points and 318.3 yards per game. Thomas Davis leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 90 tackles, Joey Bosa has 8.5 sacks and Rayshawn Jenkins has three interceptions.
The Denver Broncos also need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Denver Broncos have lost three of their last five home games. Brandon Allen is completing 46.4 percent of his passes for 515 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Allen and Joe Flacco have combined for nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Courtland Sutton and Noah Fant have combined for 1,206 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Emmanuel Sanders has 30 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 110.5 yards per contest, and Phillip Lindsay leads the way with 708 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 19.7 points and 310.8 yards per game. Todd Davis leads the Denver Broncos with 78 tackles, Von Miller has six sacks and Justin Simmons has three interceptions.
The Chargers are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 road games, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. AFC and 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in December, 10-21-1 ATS in their last 32 games on grass and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Chargers are 9-2-5 ATS in their last 16 meetings in Denver and the road team is 15-5-2 ATS in their last 22 meetings. The under is 19-6-1 in Broncos last 26 games overall. The under is 8-2 in Chargers last 10 games overall.
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as a road favorite. The Denver Broncos are 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games as a home underdog. The Los Angeles Chargers remain the most disappointing team in the league, as this is a Super Bowl caliber roster that just beats itself time and time again with carless mistakes. The Denver Broncos are another team that's had a lot of frustrating losses and is fresh off a loss in Buffalo where they did nothing offensively. Bottom line is if the Chargers can't beat the Broncos and a backup quarterback with an extra week to prepare, they might as well blow things up and start over. I'll lay the small number.