Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers Week 7 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/22/2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
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The Denver Broncos travel to StubHub Center to take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 43.5. The Broncos have an ATS record of 2-2-1 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 3-3-0 and they are 2-3-1 against the spread.
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Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 2-2-1 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 3-3-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 2-3-1 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
10/16/17 WR Emmanuel Sanders Ankle out indefinitely
10/16/17 WR Isaiah McKenzie Ankle is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/16/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist IR-Return Designation
10/16/17 QB Trevor Siemian Shoulder probable Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/15/17 WR Cody Latimer Knee "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/15/17 T Menelik Watson Calf left last game, "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/15/17 DE Jared Crick Back IR
09/05/17 WR Carlos Henderson Thumb IR
09/05/17 QB Chad Kelly Wrist PUP
09/02/17 QB Paxton Lynch Shoulder out indefinitely
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee IR
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
10/16/17 LB Denzel Perryman Ankle IR-Return Designation
10/15/17 S Adrian Phillips Neck injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/15/17 RB Branden Oliver Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Denver
10/15/17 DT Corey Liuget Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness out for season
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos are 26th in the NFL in points scored with 108. They have run 344 plays this season for 1,777 yards, which ranks them 26th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 5.2 yards per play, which is 18th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 105 1st downs this year, placing them 21st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Denver has run for 618 yards as a team, which ranks 13th in the NFL. They've run 147 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 32 times for 288 yards so far this season, which has them 29th in the league in penalties. Trevor Siemian has thrown for 1,264 yards this season. He has completed 108 passes on 176 attempts for a completion percentage of 61.4%. His quarterback rating is 84.1. He averages 7.2 yards per pass attempt and 11.7 yards per completion.
Denver is 5th in the league in points allowed on defense with 97. They have surrendered a total of 1,309 yards on D, which is 1st in the NFL. The Broncos are ranked 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Their pass defense has given up 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 104 passes on 163 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, placing them 4th and 2nd in the National Football League. The Denver pass defense has also given up a total of 958 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 116 attempts for 351 yards this year, putting them in 1st place in the league against the run. The Broncos have committed 32 penalties for 330 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 15th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 30.5% of possessions on defense, which is 9th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Denver is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 14 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 31 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 117 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 23.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,339. The Denver Broncos have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 66.7%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 398 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 474 yards as a unit, which ranks 28th in the league. They've run 132 times, averaging 3.6 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 42 times for 315 yards so far this year, which has them 13th in the NFL in penalties. They are 21st in the National Football League in points scored with 116. They have run 369 plays this year for 2,071 yards, which ranks them 8th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 5.6 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 124 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers has completed 141 throws while attempting 230 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. He has passed for 1,633 yards this year. He averages 11.6 yards per completion and 7.1 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 88.2.
The Chargers rush defense has given up 182 attempts for 915 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 45 penalties for 372 yards on defense this year. That places them 25th in the league. They've allowed a score on 39.1% of possessions on defense, which is 25th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 19th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 131. They have given up a total of 2,031 yards on D, which is 21st in the league. The Chargers are 20th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense has allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 116 throws on 180 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, ranking them 12th and 7th in the league. The Chargers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,116 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have tried 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 40.0%. Los Angeles kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 650 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and are averaging 6.4 yards per return, which is 21st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 23 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 18.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 17th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,134.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -2.5
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