Denver Broncos (3-2) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm (StubHub Center)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers PK -- Over/Under: 40.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday in NFL action at StubHub Center.
The Denver Broncos look for their first road win of the season to keep pace in the AFC West. The Denver Broncos have lost three straight road games. Trevor Siemian is completing 61.4 percent of his passes for 1,264 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions. Siemian has a combined two touchdown passes in his last three games. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 646 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Bennie Fowler III has 13 receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 123.6 yards per contest, and C.J. Anderson leads the way with 347 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Denver is allowing 19.4 points and 261.8 yards per game. Brandon Marshall leads the Denver Broncos with 35 tackles, Von Miller has five sacks and Bradley Roby has one interception.
The Los Angeles Chargers look for their third straight victory to keep pace in the playoff race. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost seven straight home games. Philip Rivers is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 1,633 yards, 10 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 13 games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 733 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Hunter Henry has 17 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 79 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 356 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 21.8 points and 338.5 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 49 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 7.5 sacks and Adrian Phillips has one interception.
The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass. The Chargers are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in October and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in Los Angeles, the road team is 10-3-2 ATS in their last 15 meetings and the under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Los Angeles.
The Chargers always seem to be in these close games and either find a way to pull out a late-second victory or come up just short and leave you heartbroken. It's a never ending rollarcoaster with this team. The Chargers lost by just three points when these teams met opening day, and they're currently playing better football than the Broncos. The problem is the Chargers have no home field advantage, and it's really a depressing place to play. Not getting points here scares me. However, if I'm going to pick the game blindly and just side with the better team while not taking venue into play, I'd side with the Chargers. They're playing better football right now and could have easily won in Denver.