San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos

Kickoff: Thursday, at 8:25PM Eastern

Line: Denver -10.5 Total: 56.5

Thursday night, the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers will square off in an AFC West rivalry game. As YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans surely know by now, the Broncos have the best record in the AFC, and one of the best home field advantages in the playoffs. At YouWager, their opponents, the Chargers, are 10.5 underdogs in this matchup.

Peyton Manning has been throwing for 4,522 yards and 45 touchdowns with only 9 interceptions. He has been sacked 15 times. The ground game will rotate Knowshon Moreno and Montee Ball. Morenoe has 920 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Ball has rushed for 456 yards. Star receiver Wes Welker will probably sit this one out. Welker has undergone 2 concussions in the last 4 weeks. Head coach John Fox told a YouWager news source, “These things happen. You don’t like to see them happen. Again, we’ll have the player’s safety as our No. 1 priority.” Denver’s offense is currently averaging 39.6 points and 465.6 yards per game. Defensively, they are allowing opponents to score 26.5 points and gain 374.2 yards per game. Online oddsmakers feel Denver will be looking to avoid a repeat of the 2012 NFL; wagering season.

With so many teams in the race for the playoffs, the San Diego Chargers cannot afford to lose this one. Third place in the AFC West, they could still be a Wild Card. Quarterback Phillip Rivers has completed 70.3 percent of his throws, for 6 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. But he has been sacked and 24 times. In the 2013 NFL wagering season, running back Ryan Mathews has rushed for 885 yards and 4 touchdowns. Danny Woodhead has rushed for 330 yards and has also made 65 receptions and 8 touchdowns. Offensively, the Chargers are averaging 24.3 points and 400.5 yards per game. On the other side of the ball, their defense is giving up 22.4 points and 382.5 yards per game. The Chargers lost the previous matchup between these two teams, by 8 points, in San Diego.

After a victory, the Chargers are 1-8-1 against the spread. They are 5-2 against the spread against an opponent with a winning record, and they are 0-5 against the spread after a win of 14 points or more. In the last 15 games between these two teams, the Chargers are 9-4-2 against the spread. Against teams in the AFC West, Denver is 5-0-1 against the spread. In their last 6 games, they are 5-1 against the spread. At YouWager, the Denver Broncos are 10.5 favorites. The Total is 56.5. Game time Thursday night is 8:25PM Eastern.


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