NFL betting handicappers have seen the Chargers begin the process of getting back in the playoff race while the Broncos showed their NFL gambling ability last week in a big win.
The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos will kickoff from San Diego on ESPN at 8:40 PM Eastern Time. Sports-Gambling opened with San Diego as a 10 point home favorite and an over/under of 50.
After their customary bad start that has become a tradition under head coach Norv Turner the San Diego Chargers have climbed out of the hole and are back in NFL football gambling contention for the playoffs as they have a record of 4-5 both straight up and against the spread with 6 of their games going over the total.
The Chargers have been tough at home with 3 payouts in 4 games with 3 games going over the number. San Diego is coming off a bye that followed a 29-23 win at Houston, which was the 2nd straight victory. The Chargers are now just 1 game behind Kansas City and Oakland in the AFC West.
San Diego is a strong team due to their balance as they are the top ranked offense in the NFL and rank 2nd overall for defense. Quarterback Philip Rivers has a strong 102.9 QB rating and a 19/8 touchdown/interception ratio with an 8.9 yards per attempt average.
Ryan Matthews and Michael Tolbert have been strong out the backfield as both are averaging better than 4.4 yards per carry. The big problem for San Diego has been special teams but that has calmed down some after a disastrous start that cost them games.
Denver is coming off a surprise betting on NFL football blowout win at home over Kansas City 49-29 which snapped a 4 game losing streak. The Broncos now stand at 3-6 both straight up and against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total.
Defense has been a killer for Denver as they rank 30th for points allowed while ranking 5th overall for offense but dead last in rushing.