San Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos Pick Prediction NFL AFC Divisional Playoff Odds 1-12-2014





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Published on Jan 5, 2014

The San Diego Chargers will be on the road in back to back weeks as they face the Denver Broncos in an AFC Divisional NFL pro football playoff game on Sunday.

The Chargers and Broncos will get underway in their AFC Divisional playoff game from Denver at 4:40PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS TV.

The NFL odds from this playoff contest has the home team Denver Broncos favored by -10 points with a total lined at 54 ½ points.

San Diego improved to 10-7 on the year as they win their fifth straight game in a 27-10 road victory on Sunday in the AFC Wildcard playoffs against the Cincinnati Bengals as a +6 ½ point wagering underdog. The game total landed under 47 ½ points. Down 10-7 at the half the Chargers outscored the Bengals 20-0 in the second half.

They put up 318 offensive yards with 196 rushing on 40 carries. Phillip Rivers hit on 12 of 16 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. San Diego was 2 of 4 inside the red zone. They had no turnovers and forced four away from the Bengals. On defense San Diego allowed the Cincinnati offense 439 yards with 113 rushing on 25 carries.

Denver Broncos are the first seed in the AFC conference and received a bye in the Wildcard round of the playoffs. The team finished 13-3 during the regular season following a 34-14 road victory on December 29th to the Oakland Raiders as a -10 point wagering favorite. The game total came in under 53 1/2 points. The win gave Denver the number one seed in the AFC conference. Denver was up 34-0 early in the fourth quarter.

The Broncos produced 458 yards of offense with 124 yards rushing on 29 carries. Peyton Manning hit on 25 of 28 passes for 266 yards and four touchdowns. Montee Ball on 10 carries ran for 72 yards. They were 3 of 4 inside the red zone. Defensively the Broncos limited the Raiders to 355 offensive yards with 64 on the ground on 20 rushes. Denver did not commit a turnover and forced one away from Oakland.

San Diego Chargers versus Denver Broncos Game Notes:

These two AFC West squads split their two regular season games with each club winning their road game. Denver went into San Diego and won 28-20 as a -7 point favorite on November 10th. On a Thursday night December 12th the Chargers go into Denver and win 27-20 as a +10 point road underdog. Each game played under the total.

San Diego has a five game winning streak entering the Divisional Round of the playoffs. The team is rated fifth overall in total offense as they gain 393 yards per game. They are weak defensively against the pass ranking 29th by allowing 259 yards through the air per game.

Denver is the top team in the league in three key areas which are passing, scoring and total offense this season. The team averages 38 points per game. Like the Chargers the Broncos are weak on the defensive side against the pass. Denver allows 254 yards per game via the pass. They give up 25 points a game ranking 22nd in scoring defense.

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