After a disgusting home loss to the New England Patriots on Christmas Eve, the oddsmakers somehow still have the Denver Broncos as 5.5-point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 17. That seems a bit high for a team that can’t win a home game with the playoffs on the line.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Broncos open 5.5-point home favorites to the Chargers in Week 17. The over/under stands at 38.5 for this matchup.
Broncos vs. Chargers betting odds
Los Angeles Chargers (5-10) at Denver Broncos (7-8)
Sunday, December 31, 2023 at 2:25 P.M. Mile High time
Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado
ATS Betting Lines: Denver -5.5
Moneyline Odds: Denver -250 / Los Angeles +205
In a game they had to have against an seemingly inferior opponent, the Broncos completely caved to essentially eliminate any chance they had left at making the NFL playoffs. It was their most embarrassing loss of the season and that includes the 70-burger they gave up on the road in Week 3. Why? Because at least the Miami Dolphins are good this year and it was a road game.
The fact that Denver was 5.5-point favorites to open things up last week too is fitting. I think they end up tanking the rest of the season. The demoralizing defeat at the hands of the Patriots should keep them on their heels through the final two weeks, so that should put us back on 2024 NFL Draft position watch.
What do you think Broncos Country?
How do you think the Broncos fare against the spread vs. Chargers in Week 17?
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