San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 14, 2008
San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos
Sunday, 4:15 pm Eastern – CBS
SBG Global Opening Line: Chargers – 2 , Total 45.5
Emotions could be running high on Sunday afternoon as AFC West rivals meet in Denver as the Broncos host the Chargers. The last time they played, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was seen yelling at Denver quarterback Jay Cutler. You can bet none of the Broncos players have forgotten what happened last season. Rivers sure doesn’t want to talk about it. “I’m not going to get into it through you guys, through the media, all week long,” said Rivers, “I’m just not going to do it. I’m going to talk football about Denver and see what kind of team they are as I get to prepare for them and go play the game. Whatever happened to me is gone.” SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Broncos at Home.
Denver lost both games to San Diego last season but the Broncos look like a much better team this year. They also will not have to deal with San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman who is out for the year. Merriman didn’t do much last week in the loss to Carolina and felt surgery was the best option for his injured knee.
Denver routed Oakland last week, winning 41-14 and looked very impressive with quarterback Jay Cutler throwing for 299 yards and two touchdowns. Receiver Eddie Royal had a great game, catching nine balls for 146 yards and a TD. Brandon Marshall was out last week due to suspension but he returns this week. “This just opens up a lot of possibilities for us,” Cutler said. “We anticipated B-Marsh getting a lot of double coverage up top, and now you can’t, because Eddie is on the other side. I’ve had a good feel for Eddie, and I’ve been throwing it his way more and more.” The Chargers have won the last two meetings between the two teams in Denver.
Here is a look at the NFL betting stats for Sunday’s game. The Chargers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Chargers are 19-7-3 ATS in their last 29 vs. the AFC West. The Chargers are 44-21-2 ATS in their last 67 games overall. The Chargers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September. The Chargers are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Chargers – PK , Total 45
The Broncos have won their last eight home openers. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Broncos are 7-18 ATS in their last 25 games overall. The Broncos are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 vs. the AFC West.
The Broncos are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in September.
The Over is 4-0 in the Chargers last 4 games in September. The Over is 11-3-2 in the Chargers last 16 road games. The Under is 14-6 in the Chargers last 20 vs. the AFC West.
The Over is 4-0 in the Broncos last 4 games in September. The Over is 11-1-1 in the Broncos last 13 home games. The Over is 7-1 in the Broncos last 8 vs. the AFC West. The Over is 20-6-1 in the Broncos last 27 games overall.
Pick: Broncos 3units
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