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Broncos vs. Chargers betting lines, props, predictions: Denver’s defense gives advantage over struggling Herbert
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The Denver Broncos (6-6) travel to Los Angeles for a Sunday battle with the Chargers (5-7). The Broncos dropped a critical game to the Houston Texans last weekend, but they still have a chance at making the playoffs. This is a must-win game for Denver. 

The early Broncos vs. Chargers betting lines had Denver a 1.5-point favorite on Sunday evening. Currently, LA is favored by , the total is , and Denver can be had for on the moneyline.

Denver is a slight underdog on the road, and the Chargers’ offense has shown signs of electricity that the Broncos haven’t shown this season, even when they were on their five-game winning streak. 

Both offenses have struggled this season, especially lately. Each has gone UNDER on the total in three of their last four games, and the Chargers are coming off a 6-0 victory against the Patriots. The O/U result for this one is undoubtedly leaning UNDER if trends continue. 

Broncos vs. Chargers betting lines: Point Spread, moneyline, total for NFL Week 14 matchup

Here’s the latest NFL betting odds for Broncos vs. Chargers:

 

Despite a losing record, the Chargers have played multiple competitive teams closely, thanks to their offense.

They came within a field goal of defeating the Lions, Dolphins, and Cowboys this year. In those games, Herbert’s play was at the elite level that many expected him to produce more consistently at this point of his career. 

Although getting solid play from Wilson, the Broncos have relied more on their defense to be successful as of late. During their five-game win streak before Houston snapped it last weekend, they held teams to an average of 16 points. If that were their season average, that would be the third-best in the NFL. 

The Broncos will need to create turnovers to stall the Chargers’ offense, and Herbert has done an excellent job of avoiding them this year. Playing clean football is critical in divisional games with spreads as close as this one, and the Chargers have shown to be the better of the two while looking to get the ball down the field. 

Broncos vs. Chargers injury report

Here is the current injury report for the Broncos vs. Chargers:

 

New: NFL futures betting odds

Broncos vs. Chargers player props

Look at some prop bets for the Broncos vs. Chargers at top-rated sportsbook apps nationwide.

Broncos vs. Chargers passing props (FanDuel)

  • Rusell Wilson OVER 1.5 passing TDs
  • Russell Wilson OVER 212.5 passing yards
  • Justin Herbert UNDER 257.5 passing yards

Broncos vs. Chargers rushing props (BetMGM)

  • Austin Ekeler OVER 52.5 rushing yards
  • Russell Wilson OVER 26.5 rushing yards
  • Javonte Williams OVER 63.5 rushing yards

Broncos vs. Chargers predictions

Although the Broncos’ winning streak ended last weekend, their defense gave them yet another chance to keep it alive.

The Broncos' solid defense is a safer bet than the Chargers' potential offensive explosion.

In a tight game, the Broncos have been better at finding ways to win than the Chargers, which gives them the edge. 

Predictions: Broncos and UNDER

How to watch Broncos vs. Chargers

  • Date: Sunday, Dec. 10
  • Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Location: SoFi Stadium – Inglewood, CA
  • Where to watch: CBS

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David Fletcher is a freelance writer with Catena Media, who has more than a decade of experience in sports reporting.