Broncos vs Chargers Betting Odds: Broncos Looking for Offense, Any Offense

Broncos Bolted Into Reality, Chargers Hoping for Division Win

The Denver Broncos will look to bounce back from an ugly 12-9 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday Night Football, but they face an uphill battle against the highly-favored Los Angeles Chargers in Monday Night Football, as per the Broncos vs Chargers Betting Odds.

Bookmakers are installing the Chargers as the solid home favorites at -220 to win outright. They’re also giving 4½ points to the Broncos while the total for this Monday Night Football game is projected to 46 points.

Does the market have it right with the Broncos vs Chargers Betting Odds as they currently stand? Will the Chargers heap more misery on Russell Wilson and Co? Or will the Broncos stun the Chargers and turn this market on its head?

Find out as we preview this fascinating game and serve up predictions for your consideration.

Broncos vs Chargers Game Information

Matchup: Denver Broncos vs Los Angeles Chargers
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Streaming: Live Stream Sports

Broncos vs Chargers Betting Odds

  • Spread: Chargers -4½ (-110)
  • Moneyline: Broncos +180 | Chargers -220
  • Totals: O 46 (-110) | U 46 (-110)

Broncos Offense Fails to Launch

This was supposed to be Russell Wilson’s coming out party after bidding adieu to the Seattle Seahawks for the greener pastures of Broncos country. “Let’s ride, Broncos country,” he promised amidst a preseason filled with excitement and hype for what was to come in the 2022 NFL season.

Fast forward five weeks; the Broncos are 2-3 straight up (SU) and a woeful 1-4-0 against the spread (ATS). It’s safe to say that this wasn’t the ride Denver signed up for,

Most recently, the Broncos are coming off a 12-9 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts, in a game that Wilson and the Broncos offense were rendered a moot point. The game was so bad, Broncos fans couldn’t exit the stadium fast enough at the start of overtime. They’d seen enough.

Chargers Flying High

The Los Angeles Chargers are 3-2-0 SU and 4-1-0 ATS, riding a two-game winning streak into Monday night’s clash with the Broncos.

The Chargers edged the Cleveland Browns 30-28 on the road last Sunday, to come through as the -1½ point road favorites for their backers.

The Chargers offense is as advertised. Justin Herbert is playing at a high level, despite suffering rib cartilege damage a few weeks ago. The third-year quarterback ranks third overall in the league with 1, 478 passing yards and 10 touchdowns to his credit.

The offense is humming nicely and putting up 24.4 points per game (ppg). The defense is conceding a slightly higher 27 ppg per game, but that number is largely skewed by their out of character 38-10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 3.

Broncos vs Chargers Betting Prediction

It should come as no surprise that the Broncos vs Chargers betting odds are cornered with the hosts. Nothing about the Broncos inspires confidence right now and their season appears to be falling to the wayside fast.

On top of all this, Wilson appears to be dealing with a shoulder injury. In fact, at the start of the week, when his status was questionable for this game, markets went to press with a higher number. Broncos vs Chargers betting odds opened with the Chargers favored by almost 6 points.

Since news broke of Wilson’s likely participation in this Monday Night Football game, the line was cut to 4 ½ points. For some reason, so it seems, the markets still have confidence in Wilson leading this offense.

There’s something to be said about the fourth-ranked Broncos defense, which is allowing merely 16 ppg. On it’s strength, the Under looks tempting for the totals.

Contrary to this market outlook, getting the Chargers at a lower number has to be the better bet surely. Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler and potentially Keenan Allen (if he’s cleared to play) should have a field day against a Broncos side that is getting increasingly frustrated with each passing week. In fact, this game might not be as close as the odds would have it.

There’s something to be said about the fourth-ranked Broncos defense, which is allowing merely 16 ppg. On it’s strength, the Under looks tempting for the totals.

However, one has to look at the quality of quarterback this unit has had to face so far – Geno Smith and Davis Mills are nothing more than placeholders in the eyes of many. Matt Ryan is an aging quarterback, while Jimmy Garoppolo and Derek Carr are a class up from the rest, but they are also still unpredictable and erratic at times,

It’ll be interesting to see how the Broncos defense fares against this high octane Chargers offense. If we’re putting money on it, they could have their hands full. As such, the play for this NFL week 6 over under bet is the Over.

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