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Chargers vs. Broncos: Game picks, best bets for Week 18 NFL season

We take a look at the best bets available for Chargers vs. Broncos Week 18 matchup available on DraftKings Sportsbook, including our favorite player prop.

Justin Herbert #10 of the Los Angeles Chargers throws a pass against the Los Angeles Rams during the first half of the game at SoFi Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers will wrap up their regular season with a game against the Denver Broncos. Kickoff from Empower Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado is set for 4:25 p.m. ET, with the game airing on CBS. The Broncos will end their season in Week 18 and begin the search for their next head coach, while the Chargers have already locked down a playoff berth.

Here, we’ll take a look at our picks for best bets for the Chargers-Broncos in Week 18 of the NFL season.

All odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

Chargers vs. Broncos odds

Spread: Broncos -3
Point total: 39.5
Moneyline: Chargers +135, Broncos -155

Our picks, best bets

Pick against the spread: Broncos -3

The spread of this game may surprise you. The Chargers can only be the No. 5 or the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoffs. With a loss by the Baltimore Ravens earlier in the afternoon, Los Angeles would be solidified into the No. 5 seed, and a loss wouldn’t change that. This spread seems to suggest that sportsbooks and bettors are banking on the Ravens to win and the Chargers to, in turn, rest their starters. I also think that happens, which should see Denver covering against the Los Angeles depth.

Over/under: Under 39.5

When these teams met at full strength in Week 6, the final score ended up being 19-16 in overtime. Basing these picks on the Chargers being able to rest their starters, I don’t think they will contribute much to the point total. Denver has done little to inspire much on offense, so I’m taking the under.

Player prop: Courtland Sutton over 48.5 receiving yards (-115)

Sutton should have the advantage of taking on a secondary that is resting players and dealing with injuries. He has at least 49 receiving yards in four of the last six games he played. Sutton should finish with at least 49 yards in the season finale on Sunday.