NFL Week 1 Monday Night Football: LA Chargers @ Denver Broncos
LA Chargers @ Denver Broncos -3 -120
Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
September 11, 2017, 7:20PM Pacific
Our power rankings framework likes the Broncs by an average of better than five points in their 2017 home opener. Additionally, our simulation routines favor the home team tonight by an even wider margin, calling for a Denver win by an average 9 points. Thus, we are comfortable laying the field goal and backing the Broncos to cover.
Unanimity among our power rankings and computer simulation frameworks constitute what we refer to as a full house signal. So far this season we have seen this level of emphatic support for the Jets +9, the Jags +6 and Washington +1 -- two outta three ain't bad.
Home teams are 8-6 versus the number so far, after the Vikings win versus the Saints; favorites are an even-Steven 7-7; home favorites are 4-3.