Here is our prediction for the Monday Night Football game between the Denver Broncos and the San Diego Chargers.
The Denver Broncos (2-3) will hit the road and travel into Qualcomm Stadium on Monday for their clash with the San Diego Chargers (3-2), and we aim to break down the strengths and weaknesses of both teams before making a winning prediction on the October 15th matchup. The Broncos vs. Chargers game has a start time set for 8:30 PM ET and will be shown live on the ESPN channel.
These longtime AFC West rivals meet up at least twice every season, but it’s tough to put much stock in previous results when you consider how different of a team Denver is with new quarterback Peyton Manning at the helm this year. The road team has won outright in 5 of the last 6 head-to-head meetings between the Broncos and the Chargers, including last year when each team won on the road. San Diego had won 4 in a row before Denver was victorious 16-13 as a 4.5-point underdog in the most recent meeting, while the under has been a winner in 3 of the last 5.
Online sportsbooks have betting odds up on Monday’s clash and it’s the home-team Chargers who are currently favored by a single point at Bovada Sportsbook. The total in the Broncos vs. Chargers game sits fairly high at 47.5, and anyone that wants to bet on Monday Night Football will receive a 20% cash bonus on top of their deposit if they click on our link to get signed up!
Denver opened their year with an impressive 31-19 win at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers but has since put together only a 1-3 record while facing some of the elite teams in the NFL. The Broncos bested the Oakland Raiders but fell while failing to cover the point spread against the Atlanta Falcons, Houston Texans, and the New England Patriots. Denver is 0-2 on the road this year and it remains to be seen if their defense can step up to the level the offense is at.
San Diego holds win over the Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Titans, and Kansas City Chiefs this year but has lost by a touchdown or more against the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. The Chargers have looked iffy defensively despite facing some poor offenses, but they are capable of scoring big points as well.
All signs point to a high-scoring game on Monday Night Football, and our prediction is for the total to go over. Manning and company should have no problem scoring points here, but the Chargers appear likely to put up a ton of their own. Ultimately the Broncos have a better quarterback and that will be the difference as they win by 3 or 4 on Monday Night Football.
Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers Prediction:
Denver Broncos 34
San Diego Chargers 31