Keep reading to see our NFL week 18 Chargers vs Broncos pick and preview. In this article, we will outline who will come away with the win and cover the spread.

Chargers vs Broncos Pick & Preview- NFL Week 18

The Los Angeles Chargers travel to take on the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 4:25 PM ET and will be televised on CBS. Los Angeles comes into this AFC West contest as the -3.0 point road favorite.

Chargers vs Broncos Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos
  • Where: Denver at Empower Field at Mile High
  • Date: Sunday, January 8th
  • Betting Odds LAC -3.0, LAC -177 | DEN +144 O/U 40.0

Can Justin Herbert And The Chargers Come Away With A Win On The Road?

Los Angeles will look to add on another win, as they picked up a non-conference victory over the Los Angeles Rams (31-10). The team not only won the game but also covered the -6.5 point spread as the betting favorite. The team’s entered the game with an over-under betting line of 41.

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Los Angeles did good in the run game vs Los Angeles, compiling 192 on 31 carries. Austin Ekeler led the team with 122 yards, including 2 touchdowns.

Against Denver, quarterback Justin Herbert threw for a total of 212 yards and a passer rating of 119.9. For the game, Herbert was able to throw for 2 touchdowns. Mike Williams was the team’s leader in the passing game, finishing with 94 yards and 7 catches. Los Angeles is the 2nd ranked team in passing attempts per game, with an average of 42. Going into the game, the Chargers have thrown a total of 10.0 interceptions, coming on a passing completion percentage of 68.74% (3rd).

Will The Broncos Take Advantage Of Playing At Empower Field at Mile High vs The Chargers?

Heading into week 18, the Denver Broncos are looking to bounce back from a divisional loss to the Chiefs by a score of 27-24. Even though the Broncos lost the game, they managed to cover the spread as 12.5-point underdogs. With their combined 51 points, the two teams exceeded the betting over-under number of 46.

On the ground, Denver ended with 117 rushing yards on 24 attempts. Latavius Murray led the team with 56 rush yards and did not find the endzone.

In the game, Russell Wilson completed 68% of his passes, leading to a total of 222 passing yards. Wilson found the endzone 2 times on the ground, in addition to throwing for a score. Albert Okwuegbunam led the way for Denver in the passing attack, finding the endzone once to go along with his 45 yards. Overall, Denver is the 19th-ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 207.9. Going into the game, the Broncos have thrown a total of 14.0 interceptions, coming with a passing completion percentage of 61.64% (27th).

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

The Chargers will be looking to pick up yet another win over the Broncos as they picked up a 19-16 win at home in week 6. Although the Chargers came away with the win, the Broncos covered the spread as +3.0 point underdogs. Last season, the Chargers and Broncos split their two matchups, with Los Angeles picking up a 34-13 win and Denver coming away with a 28-13 victory.

Over the last 5 matchups between Los Angeles and Denver, the Broncos have won 3 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 43.8 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The Denver Broncos have gone 3-2-0 vs the spread in these games. On average, the Chargers have averaged 23.0 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Denver at 20.8.

Through their last 5 road contests, the Chargers’ offense has averaged 20.2 points per game while allowing an average of 18.6. Los Angeles posted an overall record of 3-2-0 while going 3-2 ATS.

Although Denver has a straight-up record of 1-4 in their last 5 home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 17.2 points per game in these games.

Chargers vs Broncos Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: Broncos 3.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 40.0
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