Thursday, October 13, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Denver Broncos take on the San Diego Chargers on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Qualcomm Stadium. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45.5. The Broncos are 4-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 4-1-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Paxton Lynch finished with 223 yards through the air for Denver last week. He completed 23 passes out of 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. The Broncos were led in rushing by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 41 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Emmanuel Sanders was the team leader in receiving with a total of 80 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 11 yards per reception. As a team in that game Denver got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 65 total plays for 267 yards for the game. The Broncos ran for 84 yards on 24 attempts.
Philip Rivers finished with 359 yards passing for San Diego last week. He went 21 for 30, resulting in a 70% completion percentage. The Chargers were led on the ground by Melvin Gordon, who finished with 69 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Travis Benjamin led the team in receiving with 117 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. San Diego had 17 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 13 came from a pass. They ran 51 total plays for 423 yards for the contest. The Chargers ran for 72 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Denver scores 25 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 9th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 21 passes on 32 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 226 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 25th in the league. The Broncos run for an average of 101 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry. That ranks them 15th in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 327 yards per game, ranking their offense 24th overall this season. The Broncos average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 7th in the NFL. They accumulate 52.4 penalty yards per game via 6.8 penalties, which ranks 17th in the league.
Denver allows 186 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd, and they allow 17 points per contest on defense, which ranks 5th. They give up 18 completions on 33 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 55%. The Broncos allow 115 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 21st in the NFL. Denver allows 301 total yards per game including 4.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 6th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 8.2 penalties for 79 yards per game, ranking them 26th among NFL teams.
San Diego averages 30 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 2nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 23 passes per game on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage. They throw for 283 yards through the air per game, ranking them 4th. The Chargers run for an average of 90 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 19th on the ground. They also run 62 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 373 yards per game, ranking them 8th in the league on offense. The Chargers get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 5th. They average 43.4 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, ranking them 26th in the NFL.
San Diego allows an average of 291 passing yards per game, which ranks 27th in the league. Their defense overall allows 28 points per contest, which has them ranked 28th. They give up 27 completions on 42 attempts for a completion percentage of 64% per game. The Chargers allow 84 rushing yards per contest on 23 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 8th in the NFL. San Diego allows 375 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 23rd in the league. They force 8.6 penalties for 55 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 4-1-0 this season
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 4-1-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/11/16 S Justin Simmons Wrist "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
10/11/16 TE Virgil Green Ankle probable Thursday vs. San Diego
10/09/16 T Donald Stephenson Calf "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
10/09/16 CB Kayvon Webster Hamstring "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
10/09/16 QB Trevor Siemian Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
09/19/16 LB Demarcus Ware Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
10/11/16 T Joe Barksdale Foot "?" Thursday vs. Denver
10/10/16 P Drew Kaser Hip injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Denver
10/09/16 CB Brandon Flowers Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Denver
10/09/16 LB Denzel Perryman Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Denver
10/09/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee "?" Thursday vs. Denver
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/19/16 S Jahleel Addae Collarbone out indefinitely
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Denver
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of this Weeks NFL picks
Get all of this Weeks Guaranteed Expert NFL Picks