The Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers meet in Monday Night Football with the Chargers heavily favored in NFL betting.
Gamblers making an NFL bet on San Diego will have to lay 10 points and if they want to bet the over they will see a number of 50.5 at the Sbg global sportsbook.
You probably think of Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the top two quarterbacks in the NFL but this season the top two passes in the NFL are San Diego’s Philip Rivers and Denver’s Kyle Orton. Both quarterbacks are on pace to break Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 passing yards set in 1984. Rivers leads the league with 2,944 yards while Orton is second with 2,806 yards. Neither team can run the ball so this could be an offensive show on Monday night.
Key Game in AFC West
Usually when you have a 4-5 team facing a 3-6 team it would mean nothing, but not in the AFC West. The Chargers are just a game back of the Chiefs who are 5-4 while the Broncos are two games back. This is a critical game for both teams as they try and keep up with the Chiefs. The Chargers had a bye last week while Denver humiliated Kansas City by a score of 59-29.
San Diego Injuries
The Chargers have been banged up but they are expected to get wide receivers Legedu Naanee and Malcom Floyd back this week. The news is not as good with tight end Antonio Gates who is a major question mark with a foot injury. Gates is tied for the league lead with nine TDs but it doesn’t look like he will go on Monday but with Gates you never know.
Recent Series History
The teams split their two meetings last year. Even though the line is 10 points in this game it should be close. Seven of San Diego’s nine games this season have been decided by eight points or less. The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a road underdog. The Broncos are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. the AFC West. The Chargers are 5-0 in NFL betting in their last 5 games in November. The Chargers are 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings against Denver. Looking at the total with your NFL bet, the Over is 10-1 in the Broncos last 11 vs. AFC. The Over is 7-1 in the Broncos last 8 road games. The Over is 7-2 in the Chargers last 9 home games. The Over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings between the two teams.