National Football League: AFC LAC vs. DEN
Los Angeles Chargers (0-0, 0-0 away) at Denver Broncos (0-0, 0-0 home)
September 11, 2017- 10:20 PM ET (TV ESPN) Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
The now Los Angeles Chargers hope to get off to a strong start as they will pay a trip to the Mile High City for a late Monday night affair against the Denver Broncos as these AFC West rivals will do battle in a matchup that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Chargers Lines: GTBets Spread (+3) ML +125
Best Broncos Lines: BetOnline Spread (-3) ML -145
Over/Under: MyBookie 43.0
In what will be their first official game since leaving their digs of San Diego for the move to Los Angeles, the Chargers will be on a quest to win over the finicky fans of LA. And such a win in the Rocky Mountains is a good way to get them going in the right direction as they will be out to make a major improvement from their disappointing 5-11 mark last season.
One of the biggest problems last year for the Bolts was their inability to finish games in the fourth quarter; an area they feel they have improved upon with their offseason additions to add more talent around longtime veteran quarterback Philip Rivers.
One big addition to the LA attack is the return of receiver Keenan Allen, who appears healthy after being sidelined most of 2016 with a knee injury.
On the Denver side of the ball, Trevor Siemian will be back under center for his second season as he beat out rookie Paxton Lynch for the starting job. Lynch for his part remains out indefinitely with a right shoulder injury.
The running back corp of the Broncos will center around C.J. Anderson and free agent addition from the Kansas City Chiefs in Jamal Charles.
On defense, the once hailed secondary of the Broncos has been altered with the release of veteran safety T.J. Ward, so let’s see what success if any Rivers has throwing down field?
Two long time rivals who know each other all too well, we should be treated to a competitive and exciting matchup.
For sports betting purposes for our US players, BetOnline is favoring DEN (-3) points over LAC with an over/under of 43.0 total game points scored from MyBookie; a number I will play as I will favor the UNDER of 43.0 total game points scored as my best betting pick.