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Chargers vs Broncos Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18
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Chargers vs Broncos Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

by USA WagerJanuary 3, 2023

Check out our free Chargers vs Broncos prediction for the NFL week 18 game in Denver. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.

Chargers vs Broncos Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 18

On Sunday, January 8th, the Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. This AFC West showdown has a kickoff time set for 4:25 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.

Heading into Sunday’s game, the odds suggest this will be a close matchup. Will Los Angeles pull off the win as a slight road favorite? Or, will Denver take care of business at home? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Chargers vs Broncos prediction.

  • Spread: LAC -3.0 | DEN +3.0
  • MoneyLine: LAC -177 | DEN +144
  • Total: 40.0

Chargers vs Broncos Prediction: Spread

Going into week 18, Los Angeles has a record of 2-3 in the AFC West. Overall, the Chargers head into action with a record of 10-6. On the season, Los Angeles has one of the better scoring margins in the NFL, ranking 11th with an average differential of 0.62 points. So far, the Chargers have been favored in 11 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is -4.

In their last 5 games away from home, the Chargers have a straight up record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 20.2 points per game in these contests. In their last 5 games as the betting favorite, the Chargers have a strong straight up record of 5-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-1-1 in these scenarios.

Going into week 18, Denver has a record of 0-5 in the AFC West. Overall, the Broncos head into action with a record of 4-12. With this record, the team is in the bottom half of the league in point differential. For the season, they have an average scoring margin of -4.69 points per game. So far, the Broncos have been favored in 9 of their 16 games. The average point spread in these matchups is 5.

In their last 5 games at home, the Broncos have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team averaged 17.2 points per game in this stretch. The Broncos have a straight up record of 1-4 in their previous 5 games as the underdog. Against the spread, they had a mark of 4-1.

If looking to place a wager on the spread for this game, we recommend taking the Broncos to cover the spread vs Los Angeles. Look for the team’s ground game to come to life in week 18. Even though Denver is ranked just 22nd in rush yards per game, this looks to be a favorable matchup for the unit.

Free Spread Prediction: Denver Broncos 3.0

Chargers vs Broncos Prediction: Total

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Chargers have an over-under record of 6-9-1. This season, the Chargers are averaging 22.69 points per contest, placing them 13th in the league. Defensively, the team is ranked just 19th in points allowed per game. On the other side, heading into this week’s matchup, the Broncos have an over-under record of 5-11. The team’s over-under record has come while averaging just 16.0 points per game, placing them 32nd in the league. However, the Denver defense has made things difficult for their opponents, giving up just 20.69 points per contest.

If looking to place a wager on the over-under, our projections see this game finishing with a total of 42 points, making the over the best bet.

Free Total Prediction: Over 40.0

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