Chargers vs Broncos NFL Betting Pick

Written by on January 1, 2016

San Diego heads to Denver in Week 17 as an 8.5-point underdog. The Broncos have an AFC West division crown in their sights with a win, while the Chargers are simply trying to pick up their first win against an AFC West foe. Read on to discover our NFL betting pick.Watch Online Here

Why should you take San Diego (+8.5)?

The Chargers have had 10 days off between games, while the Broncos had to play on Monday night. Brock Osweiler has been a steady hand in relief of the injured Peyton Manning, but the Chargers could mount enough of a pass rush to force him into making some mistakes. The Broncos could be ready to take the foot off the gas once they get out to a lead and settle for a close win to take the division crown.The Chargers have had 10 days off between games.

Why should you pick Denver (-8.5)?

Denver still has one of the best defenses in the NFL, and they need the win to guarantee themselves their fifth straight division title — and a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The Broncos are on a short week, but they moved their practice schedule around (even doing a Wednesday night practice) in order to get as many healthy bodies on the field as they can. This motivation should be enough to take the Broncos to a cover.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Brock Osweiler has been a lifesaver for Denver this year, playing much better than a typical backup. Look for him to lead the Broncos to win and cover, 31-14.