[4:05 PM] Chargers @ Broncos

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Diego Chargers (3-4)

@ Denver Broncos (5-2)


Current odds:

San Diego Chargers: (+176)

Denver Broncos: (-196)


ESPN simulations have Denver as 66.5% favorites to win the game.

55% of sports bets are currently on Denver to win as (-196) underdogs.

The San Diego Chargers have enjoyed nothing but good news shortly after Philip Rivers referred to his club as the Bad News Bears. The upstart Chargers have reversed field following a three-game skid and will vie for their third straight victory and their first season sweep of the Denver Broncos since 2010 when the AFC West rivals reconvene at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday.

Denver snapped a two-game skid with a 27-9 rout of Houston on Monday, but C.J. Anderson was left to receive a second opinion on a right knee injury that reportedly could sideline the starting running back for multiple weeks. Impressive rookie Devontae Booker is expected to see an uptick in snaps as a result on the heels of rushing for a season-best 83 yards and his first NFL touchdown versus the Texans.

Melvin Gordon (NFL-best 10 total touchdowns) found the end zone three times last week and recorded a season-best 27 carries for 94 yards in a 21-13 victory over Denver on Oct. 13. Hunter Henry enjoyed his best performance of his young NFL career in that contest with six catches for 83 yards and a touchdown, but the rookie tight end’s availability is in question as he remains in the league’s concussion protocol.

Trevor Siemian posted a career-high 30 completions in the last encounter and has seven touchdowns and no interceptions in his last four games. Demaryius Thomas has eight touchdowns in his last nine meetings with San Diego, although the veteran wideout was limited to just 35 yards receiving on Oct. 13.

San Diego rookie DE Joey Bosa has collected a team high-tying four sacks in three games and his 20 quarterback pressures are the second-most in the league over that time frame, according to Pro Football Focus.


StreakSmarts Pick: Denver Broncos

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick