Denver Broncos (7-8) vs. Los Angeles Chargers (8-7)
January 2, 2022 at 16:05 EDT
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -5.5 / Denver Broncos +5.5; Over / Under: 45
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The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers meet Sunday, week 17 of NFL action at SoFi Stadium. The Denver Broncos need a win here to get back to a record of 0.500. The Los Angeles Chargers are looking for a win after sharing their last 14 games.
The Denver Broncos have lost four of their last five road games. Drew Lock completes 59.7 percent of his passes in 380 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick have totaled for 1,342 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, while Noah Fant has 61 receptions. The Denver Broncos track game has an average of 116.7 yards per game. competition, and Javonte Williams leads with 827 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Denver allows 17.3 points and 320.9 yards per game. Kareem Jackson leads the Denver Broncos with 80 tackles, Dre’Mont Jones has 5.5 sacks and Justin Simmons has 5 interceptions.
The Los Angeles Chargers have shared their last eight home games. Justin Herbert completes 67.1 percent of his passes in 4,394 yards, 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. Mike Williams and Keenan Allen have a total of 2,006 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns, while Austin Ekeler has 62 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers game has an average of 109.7 yards per game. competition, and Ekeler leads with 789 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles allows 27.4 points and 363.8 yards per game. Kyzir White leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 126 tackles, Joey Bosa has 9.5 sacks and Asante Samuel Jr. has 2 interceptions.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in January. The Chargers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games in January and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. Below is 37-18-1 in the Broncos’ last 56 games overall. The overflow is 4-0 in Chargers last 4 games overall. The Broncos are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Los Angeles and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
The Denver Broncos have the defense to settle a game like this away from home, but their offense has stalled lately and things will not get better if Lock remains the quarterback. The Los Angeles Chargers have been running hot and cold all season and their defense is not good, but one thing is that you know they are going to collect points. Chargers are number four in total offense and eighth in scoring offense. I question whether the Broncos can match the points. The home team has won seven of the last 10 meetings between these clubs and is 6-3-1 against the spread during that time. I take the chargers at a touchdown.
Randy Chambers’ free choice:
Los Angeles Chargers -5.5