Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos Pick, Odds, Week 13 Prediction 12/1/2019
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -1.5
Brandon Allen and the Denver Broncos host the Los Angeles Chargers at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Denver opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 38.5. The Chargers are 4-7-0 ATS and 3-8-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 4-7-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-8-0 against the spread.
In their last contest, the Los Angeles Chargers played the Kansas City Chiefs and took the defeat by a score of 24-17. Running the show from under center for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 28/52 with 353 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He gave away 4 picks in the game. Melvin Gordon led the team on the ground in the game. He broke a long run for 21 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He ran for a total of 69 yards by way of 14 carries which meant he averaged 4.9 yards per carry. Austin Ekeler led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 108 yards on 8 receptions. He earned an average of 13.5 yards per catch in the game. The Los Angeles Chargers rushed the ball a total of 19 times and racked up a total of 93 yards which earned them an average of 4.9 yards per carry. For the game, they finished with a total of 73 plays which gave them a total of 438 yards. In the game, the Chargers racked up 23 first downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 60 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles allowed 19 catches on 32 throws for a total of 180 yards, and a completion percentage of 59.0%. On the ground, the Chargers allowed 130 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 4.8 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they gave up 310 yards and forced 1 turnover. Another matchup you may want to look into is the NFL pick from Guy Bruhn on the Browns vs Steelers contest.
Chargers Slide to 4-7 After Loss
The Chargers head into this game 4-7 for the 2019 season. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the AFC West and they will have to really have a good night if they want to have a good offensive game. For total yardage, they rank 5th in the conference and 13th in the league with 4,000 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Chargers have compiled a total of 15 passing TDs and 7 rushing TDs. They are one of lowest scoring teams in the league with an average of 20 points per contest, which has them at 23rd in the league. As a unit, they have an average of 87 yards on the ground per game which is 13th in the conference.
The Chargers have one of the top tier defenses in the NFL, allowing 19.8 points per game which has them at 7th in the AFC. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have allowed 2,258 yards. Opponents are completing 70.4% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.6 yards per attempt. They have allowed 15 passing TDs and 9 rushing TDs. In regard to yards on the ground, Los Angeles is allowing 112.3 yards per contest putting them 2nd in the division and 20th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry putting them 6th in the conference and 13th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 954 rushing yards through 11 contests.
In their last game, the Denver Broncos played the Buffalo Bills and took the defeat by a score of 20-3. Phillip Lindsay paced the team in rushing for that contest. He had a long run of 16 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for 57 yards via 13 carries which had him averaging 4.4 yards per tote. Courtland Sutton led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 27 yards on 2 catches. He notched an average of 13.5 yards per reception for that contest. Running the show from under center for the Broncos was Brandon Allen who went 10/25 with 82 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 1 interception on the day. The Denver Broncos ran the football 17 times and added 85 yards which had them averaging 5.0 yards per rush. For the game, the Broncos racked up a total of 9 1st downs and they had a total of 7 infractions for 70 yards. In all, they ran 46 plays for a total of 134 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Denver gave up 15 completions on 25 throws for a total of 180 yards, and a completion percentage of 60.0%. In the running game, the Broncos gave up 244 yards on 47 runs which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per attempt allowed. Overall, they gave up a total of 424 yards and earned 1 turnover. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Patriots and Texans.
Broncos are Now 3-8 After Loss
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 3-8. In discussing the offensive production, the Broncos leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Broncos currently sit at 4th among AFC West teams and 29th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 15.9 points per contest. Denver is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 111 rushing yards per game, which has them at 16th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 1,216 yards rushing through 11 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 Broncos average 303 yards per contest overall ranking them 27th in the NFL and 13th among AFC teams.
The Broncos are giving up 19.7 points per contest ranking them 1st among AFC West teams and 10th in the league. In terms of points given up, they have allowed 217 points in total. In terms of yards rushing, they are giving up 114 yards per game ranking them 21st in the league and 3rd among AFC West teams. For this year, they have allowed 1,249 rushing yards and 7 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling units among NFL teams. They are giving up 208 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Broncos sit in 4th in the conference. They have allowed 12 passing TDs for 2019.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers +1.5
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