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Broncos vs. Chargers game picks, best bets for Week 17 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for Broncos-Chargers Week 17 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Austin Ekeler #30 of the Los Angeles Chargers runs during a 34-28 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at SoFi Stadium on December 16, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

The Denver Broncos take on the Los Angeles Chargers in a battle of the AFC West that sees the Chargers needing a win if they hope to stay in the hunt for playoffs. Kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California is set for 4:05 p.m. ET with the game airing on CBS.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Broncos-Chargers in Week 17 of the NFL season. Odds come via DraftKings Sportsbook.

Broncos vs. Chargers Week 17 odds

Spread: LAC -6.5
Point total: 46
Moneyline: DEN +215, LAC -265

Our picks for Broncos vs. Chargers

Pick against the spread: LAC -6.5

These teams met back in Week 12 and the Broncos came away with the 28-13 victory. So why do I think the Chargers come away with the cover after they lost to the Houston Texans last week? Two words. Drew Lock. He is expected to be under center for Denver again this week and we saw how limited their offense was last week. The Chargers should be back to full strength getting at least Austin Ekeler back from the COVID list and I think they get back on track even against the tough Denver D.

Over/under: UNDER 46

The Broncos' defense is still one of the better ones in the league and the Chargers only put up 13 points the first time these teams met. I think the Chargers come away with a much-needed win, but I don’t think this one sees a plethora of points. I like the under here with Lock under center for the Broncos and the Chargers needing to get back to basics to build momentum.

Preferred player prop: Justin Herbert OVER 259.5 passing yards -115

The Broncos are missing a swath of starting defensive players due to COVID-19 and Herbert and the Chargers are looking to get back on track. They should be able to do pretty much anything they want this week.

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