Broncos at Chargers Prediction - NFL Picks 12/10/23

Los Angeles Chargers (5-7) vs Denver Broncos (6-6)

Game Info: Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 4:25 pm (SoFi Stadium)

Betting Odds: Los Angeles Chargers -3.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos will meet in divisional action this Sunday from NRG Stadium on CBS. LAC comes in as 2.5-point favorites, with the total currently sitting at 44. Stay tuned for our Broncos vs Chargers prediction.

Denver Broncos Preview

Denver moved to 6-6 after losing to Houston on the road, 22-17. The Broncos were a few plays away from winning their sixth straight game, and they’ll attempt to bounce back here in LA. The Denver offense is scoring 25.0 ppg, while passing for 253.5 ypg, rushing for 95.5 ypg, and converting 39.1% of their third downs.

Denver Player Props

Russell Wilson regressed a bit in Houston with a turnover-filled outing, passing for 186 yards with a touchdown to three interceptions. The 9x Pro Bowler was sharp and protected the football very well during the Broncos season-swinging stretch of play, and he’ll attempt to get back to those ways Sunday in LA. Wilson has thrown for 2,385 yards, with 21 touchdowns to seven interceptions this season.

Javonte Williams totaled 70 yards in the loss to Houston, and he leads Denver in rushing with 584 yards on 153 carries. 

Courtland Sutton has scored in nine of the first twelve games, and he leads Denver in receptions (50) and receiving yards (637).

• The Broncos defense is allowing 25.5 points per game.   

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Los Angeles Chargers Preview

Los Angeles moved to 5-7 after defeating New England in Foxboro, 6-0. The Chargers walked away as winners in one of the nastiest games of the NFL season, and they’ll look to inch back to .500 here at home. The LAC offense is scoring 25.1 ppg, while passing for 259.4 ypg, rushing for 101.1 ypg, and converting 41.4% of their third downs.

Chargers Player Props

Justin Herbert did his job by protecting the ball last weekend through the messy conditions in Foxboro. The former Oregon quarterback has been a victim of dropped passes this season, and he’ll attempt to get the Bolts back over the hump this weekend. Herbert has passed for 3.038 yards with 20 touchdowns to six interceptions thru 12 starts.

Austin Ekeler only gained 27 yards from scrimmage in the win over New England, and he’s up to 465 total yards (446 rush, 295 rec) and four touchdowns for the season. 

Keenan Allen reached the 100-catch mark for the fourth time in five seasons last Sunday, and he leads LAC in receptions (102) and receiving yards (1,175). 

• The San Diego defense has allowed 21.8 ppg. 

Denver vs Los Angeles Trends

DEN is 4-7-1 against the spread, with a 5-7 O/U record. 

LAC is 5-7 ATS, with a 3-9 over/under record.

Corey’s Free Pick

Denver’s hot stretch of play came to a halt last weekend in Houston, and while they have a decent shot to bounce back here, Los Angeles simply needs this game more if they’d like to make a postseason push. At 5-7 with four division games and a matchup with Buffalo left, LAC’s path to the playoffs looks murky,  but a strong effort here at home may just be enough to keep their hopes alive. This should be a contested division battle, but let’s back Los Angeles at SoFi for this AFC West clash.

Corey’s Pick Chargers TO WIN

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