Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers NFL Betting Tips and Predictions 10/6/2019
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park
Dignity Health Sports Park is the venue where Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers will play the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 6.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 44. The Broncos are 0-4-0 ATS and 2-2-0 when betting on the total. The Chargers are 1-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 2-2-0 against the spread.
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
09/30/19 LB Bradley Chubb ACL is out for season
09/30/19 LB Josey Jewell Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/29/19 LB Joe Jones Triceps is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/29/19 CB Kareem Jackson Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/29/19 T Ja'Wuan James Knee is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/26/19 CB Bryce Callahan Foot is out indefinitely
09/11/19 WR Tim Patrick Hand IR
09/03/19 RB Theo Riddick Shoulder IR
09/02/19 G Nico Falah Achilles IR
09/02/19 TE Austin Fort Knee IR
08/23/19 QB Drew Lock Thumb IR
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
09/30/19 LB Denzel Perryman Head is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Denver
09/30/19 DE Melvin Ingram Hamstring is downgraded to out Sunday vs Denver
09/30/19 TE Sean Culkin Achilles IR
09/29/19 RB Justin Jackson Calf is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/29/19 WR Mike Williams Back is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/29/19 WR Travis Benjamin Hip is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/29/19 TE Virgil Green Groin is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/29/19 WR Dontrelle Inman Quad left last game, is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/29/19 K Michael Badgley Groin is questionable Sunday vs Denver
09/16/19 S Adrian Phillips Forearm IR
09/12/19 CB Trevor Williams Quad IR
09/11/19 TE Hunter Henry Knee is out indefinitely
09/03/19 T Russell Okung Heart PUP
08/16/19 S Derwin James Foot is out indefinitely
The last time they took the field, the Denver Broncos played the Jacksonville Jaguars and were beaten 26-24. Leading the way at QB for the Broncos was Joe Flacco who went 22/38 with 303 yards through the air and added 3 TD's. He threw 1 interception in the game. Phillip Lindsay paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 28 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He rushed for 53 yards via 9 carries which had him averaging 5.9 yards per tote. Emmanuel Sanders was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 104 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 20.8 yards per catch during the game. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 16 times and earned 68 yards giving them an average of 4.3 yards per carry. In the game, the Broncos racked up 19 first downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 48 yards. Overall, they totaled 54 plays for 371 yards. In terms of defense, Denver allowed 19 catches on 33 throws for a total of 186 yards, and a completion percentage of 58.0%. For this contest, they allowed a total of 455 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. Against the run, the Broncos allowed 269 yards on 38 tries which gave them an average of 7.1 yards per carry allowed.
The Broncos head into this matchup 0-4 for this season. They are a low scoring offensive team in the AFC West and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 8th in the AFC and 17th in the NFL with 1,397 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Broncos have compiled a total of 5 passing touchdowns and 2 rushing touchdowns. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 18 points per contest, ranking them 26th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 101 rushing yards per game which is 4th among AFC teams.
The Broncos have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 23.3 points per game putting them 9th in the AFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Broncos have allowed 800 yards. Opponents are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.7 yards per try. They have conceded 4 passing touchdowns and 5 rushing touchdowns. When talking about yards rushing, Denver is allowing 149.3 yards per game ranking them 3rd in the AFC West and 30th in the NFL. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 5.1 yards per carry which has them at 14th in the AFC and 30th among NFL teams overall. Overall, they have conceded 402 rushing yards through 4 games.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Chargers took on the Miami Dolphins and won 30-10. Austin Ekeler paced the team on the ground for that contest. He had a long run of 9 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the contest. He ran for a total of 60 yards via 18 carries which meant he was running for 3.3 yards per tote. Dontrelle Inman led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 76 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 15.2 yards per reception for that contest. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 24/30 with 310 yards passing and completed 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up rushing 33 times and racked up 79 yards earning them an average of 2.4 yards per rush. For the game, the Chargers earned 24 first downs and they had a total of 10 penalties for 89 yards. On the day, they totaled 65 plays which gave them a total of 390 yards. In terms of defense, Los Angeles gave up 17 catches on 24 throws for a total of 161 yards, and a completion percentage of 71.0%. For this contest, they gave up a total of 233 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Against the run, the Chargers gave up 72 yards on 18 attempts allowing their opponent an average of 4.0 yards per attempt allowed.
The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 2-2. Los Angeles needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 104 yards on the ground per game, putting them 18th among NFL teams. As a team, they have a total of 414 yards rushing through 4 games, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Chargers average 404 yards per game overall ranking them 5th in the NFL and 3rd among AFC teams. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Chargers sit in 2nd in the division and 14th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 22.5 points per game.
The Chargers are conceding 18.5 points per contest which puts them at 1st among AFC West teams and 9th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups among NFL teams. They are allowing 229 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Chargers are currently ranked 5th in the AFC. They have conceded 8 passing TDs for this season. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 74 points in total. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 102 yards per game ranking them 14th in the NFL and 1st in the division. For 2019, they have given up 408 yards on the ground and 2 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Chargers -6.5
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