The Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos meet in Week 18 of the NFL Championship at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday.
The Los Angeles Chargers will be looking to build on their four-game winning streak after a 31-10 win over the Los Angeles Rams in their final game. Justin Herbert threw for 4,466 yards, 23 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a completion rate of 68.3% while Austin Eckler rushed for a team-high 881 yards, Mike Williams has a team-high 863 yards, and Joshua Palmer has 730 yards. Austin Eckler has 686 receiving yards, and Keenan Allen also has 650 receiving yards on the year. On defense, Drue Tranquill leads the Chargers with 138 total tackles while the Chargers unit as a whole has 38 sacks and 13 interceptions this season.
The Denver Broncos will be looking to bounce back from back-to-back losses after losing 27-24 to Kansas City in the past. Russell Wilson threw for 3,241 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions with a completion rate of 60.8% while Latavius Murray has 600 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jerry Goody leads Denver’s receiving set with 62 catches for 818 yards and 6 touchdowns while Cortlandt Sutton has 796 yards this season. On defense, Denver has totaled 35 sacks and 15 interceptions while Alex Singleton has 152, including 93 on his own so far this season.
Los Angeles has been 3-0-1 ATS in its last 4 games overall and 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road while going 10-3 in its last 13 games. Denver is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games against a team that has a winning record and is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 after ATS has won less than 5-2 in its last 7 games.
I understand the problem that I have to be an underdog at home, but the problem for me in this game is that the Denver Broncos have been so bad for most of the season that they look like they are ready for the end of the season. Los Angeles, on the other hand, gets a playoff berth, but a win here earns them a date with Jacksonville instead of Buffalo, Cincinnati, or Baltimore in January. I’ll be supporting Winning Chargers on the highway and covering here.
Chris Ruffolo’s Free Pick:
Los Angeles Chargers -3
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