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Chargers vs. Broncos odds, picks, line, how to watch, live stream: Model reveals 2021 Week 12 NFL predictions – CBSSports.com

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The AFC West has been an absolute grind in 2021 and with all four teams separated by just a game and a half from top to bottom. So with the second-place Los Angeles Chargers (6-4) and last-place Broncos (5-5) going head-to-head on Sunday, there’s much on the line. It’s the first game between the two teams this season but they split their two head-to-head matchups last year with both games being decided by a field goal or less. In select markets, you can stream the game live on Paramount+.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and the game will be played at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver. Los Angeles is the 2.5-point favorite in the latest Chargers vs. Broncos odds from Caesars Sportsbook while the over-under is at 47 points. In select markets, Sunday’s matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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Before you tune in to Sunday’s Chargers vs. Broncos game, you need to see the NFL picks from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. The model, which simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, is up almost $7,300 for $100 players on top-rated NFL picks since its inception six-plus years ago. The model enters Week 12 of the 2021 season on an incredible 130-91 run on top-rated NFL picks that dates back to the 2017 season.
The model also ranked in the top 10 on NFLPickWatch four of the past five years on straight-up NFL picks and beat more than 94 percent of CBS Sports Football Pick’em players four times during that span. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
For Broncos vs. Chargers, the model is backing Los Angeles (-2.5) to cover the spread. As mentioned, last year’s two matchups were both incredibly tight games and both teams have taken steps forward in 2021 but Chargers players could have a slight advantage when it comes to prep because they’re already familiar with the Broncos’ coaching staff.
Vic Fangio’s defense and Pat Shurmur’s offense have both improved since last season but Justin Herbert, Keenan Allen, Joey Bosa and the rest of the Chargers’ stars will know the scheme. Meanwhile, this will be the first time that Denver’s roster will be seeing the combination of Brandon Staley and Gus Bradley calling plays on their respective sides of the ball. Making things even more difficult for the Broncos is the fact that they will be missing both their starting offensive tackles in LT Garett Bolles (Reserve/COVID-19 list) and RT Bobby Massie (ankle).
And in games that are expected to be tight, quarterback play is almost always a deciding factor and there’s no question that Herbert gives the Chargers an edge over Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos. Herbert is coming of one of his best games of an already-promising career after accounting for 472 yards of offense and three scores in a win over the Steelers and the model likes him to throw for nearly 300 yards and a couple of scores on Sunday. That helps the Chargers (-2.5) cover as the model has them winning by four points.
Now that you know what to pick, get ready to watch your live local NFL on CBS games on Paramount+ on any device you want. Visit Paramount+ now to stream your live local CBS sporting events, including the NFL, SEC on CBS, and so much more
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