Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 12/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 16
Game: Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -3.5
SoFi Stadium is the venue where Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) will play the Denver Broncos (5-9) on Sunday. The spread on this game has Los Angeles as 3.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 51.
The Denver Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 5-9 this season. In their last game they played the Buffalo Bills and were beaten 48-19. Drew Lock went 20/32 with 132 yards passing and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Melvin Gordon III led the team on the ground during the game. He broke a long run for 14 yards and he tallied 2 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 61 yards via 11 carries which had him averaging 5.5 yards per run. Noah Fant was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 68 yards on 8 catches. He had an average of 8.5 yards per reception during the game. The Denver Broncos ran the ball 28 times and added 140 yards which gave them an average of 5.0 yards per run. Overall, they ran 63 plays which added up to 255 yards. On the day, the Broncos racked up a total of 19 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 33 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Denver allowed 28 completions on 40 attempts totaling 352 yards, and a completion percentage of 70.0%. In the running game, the Broncos allowed 182 yards on 24 runs which is an average of 7.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed. Overall, they allowed a total of 534 yards and earned 1 turnover.
The Broncos have tallied 4,527 total yards this season. As a unit they're maintaining an average of 118.8 yards in the run game ranking them 13th in the league. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Denver has amassed 19 touchdowns through the air and 11 rushing touchdowns. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Denver Broncos are averaging 19.7 PPG. The Broncos are ranked 27th in the league when it comes to team defense, giving up 28.2 points per contest. The opposition is running for 4.8 yards per attempt on the ground and 134.6 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Overall, they have given up 1,885 rushing yards through 14 games. In terms of passing yards, the Broncos have surrendered 3,221 yards which has them sitting in 11th in football. In their 14 games played this year, they have relinquished 230.1 yards per game via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 66.3%. For the year, they have relinquished 364.7 yards per contest which puts them 21st in the league.
The Chargers come into this matchup with a record of 5-9 for this season. In their last game they took on the Las Vegas Raiders and won by a score of 30-27. Austin Ekeler paced the team in rushing in the game. He had a long run of 27 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for a total of 60 yards on 13 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.6 yards per carry. Jalen Guyton was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 91 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 22.8 yards per catch in the game. Justin Herbert went 22/32 with 314 yards passing and threw 2 touchdowns. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball 29 times and earned a total of 96 yards which gave them an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Chargers had a total of 27 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 20 yards. For the game, they finished with a total of 62 plays for 402 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles conceded 20 catches on 33 tries for a total of 276 yards, and a completion percentage of 61.0%. In the game, they conceded 449 yards and forced 1 turnover. Against the run, the Chargers conceded 173 yards on 41 attempts which means they had an average of 4.2 yards per carry allowed.
For the season thus far, the Chargers have racked up 3,821 passing yards as well as an average of 272.9 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 5th out of all NFL teams. The Los Angeles Chargers hold an average of 384.4 yards/game which ranks them 7th in the league. They maintain an average of 111.4 run yards per game and have run for 1,560 yards for the season. Concerning how much they score, the Chargers are 21st in the league averaging 23.4 points per outing. Regarding yards via the pass, the Chargers have conceded 3,098 yards which ranks them 7th in the National Football League. In total, they have surrendered 345.1 yards per outing which has them sitting 10th in football. The Chargers sit in 26th in the league concerning team defense, conceding 27.8 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 123.8 rushing yards per contest for the year. In their 14 games played this season, they have conceded 221.3 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.1%. In total, they have conceded 1,733 yards via the ground game in 14 games.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos +3.5
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