clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Chargers at Broncos odds: Denver 6.5 point home underdogs in Week 17

The Denver Broncos are not inspiring anyone in the final month of the 2018 regular season and are nearly touchdown underdogs to the Los Angeles Chargers at home.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Los Angeles Chargers Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos (6-9) have dropped three-straight games and are hosting a Los Angeles Chargers (11-4) team with potential AFC West division title on the line. That reality has the Chargers a 6.5 point favorite in this game.

The Chargers are a bit unpredictable in their own right, despite being a legitimate playoff contender, and that could mean Vance Joseph and the Broncos could finish the 2018 season on a high note with a home win. Given the season is wholly lost, a win would be the difference between picking in the Top 10 and picking 16th in the 2019 NFL Draft - if you care about such things.

After securing their franchises first back-to-back losing season in 46 years, they face another dubious record they hope to avoid in their first back-to-back 10-loss season in 51 years. The question for fans really comes down to which do you care more about - draft position or avoiding another embarrassing record set?

Editor’s Note: Story modified to account for the Chiefs game being flexed to the afternoon.