Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers: Line and Betting Trends for Week 16

Written by on December 22, 2020

The Los Angeles Chargers (5-9) are 3.0-point favorites when they host the Denver Broncos (5-9) in an AFC West matchup on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at SoFi Stadium. The over/under is set at 48.5 for the game.

Game Info

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 27, 2020
  • Game Time: 4:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Inglewood, CA
  • Stadium: SoFi Stadium
Place a bet on the Chargers or the Broncos in their Week 16 matchup.

Betting Information

Chargers vs Broncos Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Chargers -3.0 -120 100 48.5 -110 -110 N/A N/A

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles has a 7-7 record against the spread.
  • The Chargers are just 1-3 ATS when playing as at least 3.0-point favorites.
  • Los Angeles’ games have hit the over in eight out of 14 outings this season (57.1%).
  • The Chargers have averaged 4.8 fewer points per game this season (23.4) than the Broncos have allowed (28.2).
  • In games where Los Angeles score at least 23.4 points this season, they are 3-4 overall and 4-3 against the spread.
  • Denver is 4-4 overall and 7-1 against the spread this season in games where they allow fewer than 28.2 points.
Bet on the Chargers to win the Super Bowl.

Broncos Betting Insights

  • Denver has put together an 8-6 record against the spread this season.
  • Half of Denver’s games this year — seven out of 14 — have gone over the point total.
  • The average points per game output for the Broncos this season, 19.7, is 8.1 fewer than the 27.8 the Chargers have given up in each contest.
  • In games where Denver scores at least 19.7 points this season, they are 4-2 overall and 5-1 against the spread.
  • When Los Angeles allows opposing offenses to put 27.8 points or fewer on the scoreboard this year, they are 3-3 overall and 4-2 against the spread.
Bet on the Broncos to win the Super Bowl.

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Chargers vs Broncos
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Chargers (-3) Over (48.5) Chargers 27 Broncos 22

Total Facts

  • The average point total in Chargers games this season is 2.6 more points than the over/under of 48.5 in this matchup.
  • The average point total for the Broncos this year is 0.6 points less than this game’s over/under.
  • The Chargers and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under (48.5 points) in 57.1% of their games this year (eight of 14 opportunities).
  • The Broncos have played in seven games this year (out of 14 total matchups — 50% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 48.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 5.4 less points per game (43.1) than this game’s over/under of 48.5 points.
  • The Chargers and the Broncos have seen their opponents average a combined 7.5 more points per game than the point total of 48.5 set in this outing.
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Chargers vs Broncos: Last 5 Meetings

Denver holds a 4-1 advantage over Los Angeles in the past five meetings between these two teams. The Broncos have a 2-0 record against the spread in those games against the Chargers. Los Angeles outscored Denver 108-106 in those five head-to-head matchups.

Chargers vs Broncos: Last Five Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/1/2020 Chargers Broncos -3.00 44.00 -175 +150 485-351 LAC 31-30 DEN
12/1/2019 Chargers Broncos -4.5 38.5 -220 +190 359-218 LAC 23-20 DEN
10/6/2019 N/A Chargers N/A N/A N/A N/A 350-246 DEN 20-13 DEN
12/30/2018 N/A Broncos N/A N/A N/A N/A 370-276 DEN 23-9 LAC
11/18/2018 N/A Chargers N/A N/A N/A N/A 479-325 LAC 23-22 DEN

Betting Insights: Last Three Games (Both Teams)

  • Los Angeles has gone 2-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall in their last three contests.
  • The under has been familiar to Los Angeles. They have failed to reach the total two times in their last three contests.
  • The Chargers have averaged a total of 46.3 combined points in their last three games, 2.2 less than this matchup’s over/under of 48.5.
  • Denver has been playing well lately, going 2-1 against the spread and 1-2 straight up over their last three games.
  • Denver has gone over the total two times in the last three contests.
  • The Broncos have averaged a total of 54.7 combined points over their last three games, 6.2 greater than this game’s total of 48.5.

Injury Report

Chargers: OT Bryan Bulaga: Questionable (Concussion), TE Virgil Green: Out (Ankle), C Mike Pouncey: Out (Hip), DE Melvin Ingram III: Out (Knee), OL Ryan Groy: Out (Illness), ILB Denzel Perryman: Questionable (Back), DE Joey Bosa: Questionable (Concussion), SS Derwin James: Out (Meniscus/illness), ILB Kyzir White: Questionable (Undisclosed), CB Brandon Facyson: Out (Illness), FS Nasir Adderley: Questionable (Shoulder), OLB Emeke Egbule: Questionable (Undisclosed), ILB Drue Tranquill: Out (Ankle)

Broncos: DE Jurrell Casey: Out (Bicep), OLB Von Miller: Out (Ankle), K Brandon McManus: Out (Illness), NT Mike Purcell: Out (Foot), CB A.J. Bouye: Out (Suspension), CB Bryce Callahan: Out (Foot), TE Jake Butt: Questionable (Hamstring), WR Courtland Sutton: Out (Knee), RB Royce Freeman: Questionable (Hip), OLB Bradley Chubb: Questionable (Ankle), CB Duke Dawson Jr.: Out (Knee), CB Kevin Toliver II: Out (Knee), TE Austin Fort: Out (Knee), DE Jonathan Harris: Out (Illness), TE Albert Okwuegbunam: Out (Knee (acl)), LB Justin Strnad: Out (Wrist), CB Essang Bassey: Out (Knee)

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