Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 11/1/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 8
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -2.5
Empower Field at Mile High is the venue where Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos (2-4) will take on the Los Angeles Chargers (2-4) on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Denver as 2.5-point favorites. The total is set at 43.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers step onto the field holding a record of 2-4 for this season. In their last game they took on the Jacksonville Jaguars and won 39-29. Justin Herbert went 27/43 with 347 yards passing and completed 3 touchdowns. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Justin Herbert paced the team in rushing during the game. He broke a long run for 31 yards and he added 1 TD in the game. He ran for a total of 66 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 7.3 yards per run. Keenan Allen led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 125 yards on 10 receptions. He had an average of 12.5 yards per reception during the game. The Los Angeles Chargers ended up rushing 32 times and racked up a total of 135 yards which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 77 plays which added up to 484 yards. For the contest, the Chargers racked up 29 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 35 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles gave up 14 catches on 27 throws for a total of 154 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.0%. Against the run, the Chargers gave up 140 yards on 27 attempts which gave them an average of 5.2 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 294 yards and earned 1 takeaway.
Concerning scoring points, the Los Angeles Chargers are sitting at 24.8 points per game. As a unit they average 124.5 yards in the run game which is 13th in the NFL. The Chargers have earned 2,435 total yards for the season. When it comes to scoring, Los Angeles has compiled 12 passing touchdowns and 5 touchdowns on the ground. Regarding passing yards, the Chargers have conceded 1,519 yards which has them sitting in 14th in the National Football League. For the year, they have allowed 366.2 yards per game ranking them 19th in the NFL. The Chargers are ranked 18th in the NFL in terms of team defense, giving up 25.7 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt and 113.0 rushing yards per contest over the course of this season. Over the course of their 6 games, they have surrendered 253.2 yards per outing via the pass as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.2%. Over the course of this year, they have given up 678 rushing yards through 6 games.
The Broncos head into this matchup 2-4 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Kansas City Chiefs and lost 43-16. Phillip Lindsay paced the team in rushing during the game. He tore off a long run of 20 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He rushed for a total of 79 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 8.8 yards per run. Albert Okwuegbunam was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 8.6 yards per catch during the game. Drew Lock went 24/40 with 254 yards through the air but wasn't able to get any balls in the endzone via the pass. He gave away 2 picks on the day. The Denver Broncos ran the football 33 times and racked up 177 yards earning them an average of 5.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Broncos had a total of 24 1st downs and they had 5 penalties for 34 yards. Overall, they finished with a total of 76 plays for 411 yards. When discussing the defense, Denver conceded 17 completions on 25 tries for a total of 185 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. For the game, they allowed 286 yards and forced 1 turnover. On the ground, the Broncos conceded 101 yards on 22 tries which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per carry allowed.
When looking at putting points on the board, the Broncos rank 28th out of all teams in football averaging 19.3 PPG. During this campaign so far, the Broncos currently have a total of 1,255 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 209.2 passing yards per contest, putting them at 26th in the league. They have an average of 113.7 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 682 yards overall. The Denver Broncos maintain an average of 322.8 yards/game ranking them 28th out of all teams in the league. When talking about yards through the air, the Broncos have allowed 1,381 yards which has them ranked 5th in the league. In total, they have given up 339.2 yards/outing which puts them 8th in the NFL. The Broncos rank 17th in the league concerning team defense, conceding 25.5 points per contest. They are giving up an average of 4.3 yards per run and 109.0 yards on the ground per game for the year. Over the course of their 6 games played this year, they have yielded 230.2 yards per game via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 66.1%. Overall, they have allowed 654 rushing yards through 6 games.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Broncos -2.5
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