|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines have been turned upside down by the undefeated Denver Broncos who now lead the NFL betting race in the AFC west. NFL betting lines handicappers have again seen the San Diego Chargers stumble out of the NFL betting gate for the third consecutive season.
The Denver Broncos have a NFL betting lines record of 5-0 both straight up and against the spread. Denver has gone under the NFL football betting total in all 5 of their games this year. The Broncos are coming off a NFL betting high after beating the New England Patriots in overtime 20-17 as 3 point home dogs. Denver ranks 6th in total offense but just 22nd in scoring.
The Bronco defense has been the big reason for their success with the NFL betting lines as it ranks 2nd in total yards allowed and 1st in points allowed. Quarterback Kyle Orton is off to a fine start with the NFL betting lines as he has a QB rating of 97.4 and a 7/1 touchdown to interception ratio.
The San Diego Chargers have a NFL betting lines record of 2-2 straight up and 1-3 against the spread. The Chargers are coming off a bye week which followed a 28-38 loss to the NFL betting lines at Pittsburgh. The Chargers rank 10th in scoring and 2nd in passing with superstar quarterback Philip Rivers, who has a sub par 90.6 QB rating with a 6/3 touchdown to interception ratio.
San Diego has struggled on the ground and that has put more pressure on Rivers. Last year the Chargers destroyed Denver 52-21 in the final game of the regular season to overtake the Broncos as AFC West champions. That huge payout against the NFL betting lines set into motion the firing of Bronco coach Mike Shanahan and the hiring of his replacement Josh McDaniels. The Chargers now face a must win matchup with the NFL betting lines for this one.
“I don’t know how you could have more urgency on this game,” said coach Norv Turner. “I think our team has done a good job for preparing for each of our games. Obviously in some situations we haven’t played the way we like to.” Denver has failed to cover the spread in their last 6 trips to San Diego.