San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos - 10/30/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
San Diego Chargers (3-4) at Denver Broncos (5-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
The Line: Denver Broncos -4 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Diego Chargers and Denver Broncos meet Sunday afternoon in a key AFC West NFL battle at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
The San Diego Chargers look for another big road victory that would get them back to a .500 record. The San Diego Chargers haven't won three straight games since the end of the 2014 season. Philip Rivers is completing 66.1 percent of his passes for 2,018 yards, 13 touchdowns and four interceptions. Rivers has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Tyrell Williams and Travis Benjamin have combined for 991 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Hunter Henry has 20 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 89.9 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 461 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 26.4 points and 366.4 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the San Diego Chargers with 44 tackles, Melvin Ingram has four sacks and Casey Hayward has three interceptions.
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The Denver Broncos look for their fourth home win to build on their AFC West division lead. The Denver Broncos have allowed 21 or less points in six of their first seven games. Trevor Siemian is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,211 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Siemian has one or less touchdown passes in five of his six games. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas have combined for 955 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jordan Norwood has 13 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 111.6 yards per contest, and Devontae Booker leads the way with 244 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Denver is allowing 16.7 points and 291.6 yards per game. T.J. Ward leads the Denver Broncos with 42 tackles, Von Miller has 7.5 sacks and Aqib Talib has three interceptions.
The Chargers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 home games and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Chargers are 8-1-4 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Denver and road team is 15-6-5 ATS in their last 26 meetings.
Six of the last nine games between the Chargers and Broncos have either been won by San Diego or decided by eight or less points. The Chargers always play the AFC West very tough and have a victory over the Broncos already this season. Rivers is playing some quality football and has the Chargers confident after finding a way to beat the Atlanta Falcons last week. Given the way these teams have played in the past, you can expect another close game where the points come in handy. Give me the Chargers and the points.