Sunday, October 30, 2016
Sports Authority Field
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The San Diego Chargers travel to Sports Authority Field to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Denver as 6 point favorites and the over/under was set at 45. The Chargers are 5-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-2-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 3-4-0 and they are 5-2-0 against the spread.
Philip Rivers finished with 371 yards through the air for San Diego last week. He completed 27 passes out of 44 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Chargers were led in rushing by Melvin Gordon, who finished with 68 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Tyrell Williams was the team leader in receiving with a total of 140 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego got a total of 26 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 19 came through the air. They ran 75 total plays for 426 yards for the game. The Chargers ran for 78 yards on 26 attempts.
Trevor Siemian finished with 157 yards passing for Denver last week. He went 14 for 25, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by C.J. Anderson, who finished with 107 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Emmanuel Sanders led the team in receiving with 86 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 22 yards per reception. Denver had 19 first downs total. 11 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 60 total plays for 347 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 190 yards on 35 carries as a team.
San Diego scores 29 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 23 passes on 35 attempts for a 66% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 275 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in the league. The Chargers run for an average of 90 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 23rd in the league. They also run 63 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 365 yards per game, ranking their offense 12th overall this season. The Chargers average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 10th in the NFL. They accumulate 35.9 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, which ranks 31st in the league.
San Diego allows 276 passing yards per game, ranking 24th, and they allow 26 points per contest on defense, which ranks 24th. They give up 27 completions on 42 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 64%. The Chargers allow 90 rushing yards per game on 22 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 8th in the NFL. San Diego allows 366 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 21st in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 9.1 penalties for 64 yards per game, ranking them 31st among NFL teams.
Denver averages 24 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 13th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 34 attempts for a 62% completion percentage. They throw for 215 yards through the air per game, ranking them 28th. The Broncos run for an average of 112 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 16th on the ground. They also run 63 plays per game and average 5.2 yards per play for a total of 327 yards per game, ranking them 26th in the league on offense. The Broncos get an average of 20 first downs per game, which ranks 15th. They average 64 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 11th in the NFL.
Denver allows an average of 175 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. Their defense overall allows 17 points per contest, which has them ranked 6th. They give up 19 completions on 34 attempts for a completion percentage of 56% per game. The Broncos allow 117 rushing yards per contest on 28 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Denver allows 292 total yards per game for an average of 4.5 yards per play, which ranks 3rd in the league. They force 6.6 penalties for 61.4 yards in each contest, ranking 14th.
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 3-4-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 5-2-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/25/16 TE Hunter Henry Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/23/16 CB Brandon Flowers Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/23/16 CB Craig Mager Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/23/16 LB Jerry Attaochu Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
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
10/24/16 WR Cody Latimer Concussion "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
09/19/16 LB Demarcus Ware Elbow expected to miss 3-4 weeks
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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