MNF Best Bets – Week 6

Once again, we have Denver on primetime. Who would have thought we would be sick of seeing Russell Wilson and the Broncos this early in the season? This game has Thursday Night Football potential.

Both the Broncos and Chargers were predicted to be division contenders at the start of the season. Yet, here we are in Week 6, and Denver is limping in with a 2 – 3 record, and while the Chargers are keeping pace with the Chiefs, they have not dominated like many thought they would.

Austin Ekeler averaged 10.8 yard a carry last week on 16 touches. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Austin Ekeler is the player to watch in this one. After a piss-poor start to the season, he has started to open up in the last two weeks. Ekeler had a total of 80 yards through the first three weeks, but he has managed 233 yards in the previous two games, with 173 of those yards coming last Sunday.

Denver ranks seventh in rush defense, allowing an average of 112 rushing yards a game, but Ekeler only needs 60 yards to hit his prop. Given that the Broncos have the best pass defense in the league, Ekeler should have ample opportunities to rack up yardage. This is an easy play for bettors.

Austin Ekeler Over 59.5 Rushing Yards (-110)

Denver’s defense is the reason they have two wins. This team really should be 0 – 5, but their fantastic defense has covered for Russell Wilson. Wilson and company have averaged 15 points a game; you can’t get far in this league averaging 15 points a game. The Chargers should have no problem outscoring the Broncos, but both teams will have a low total. Meaning the under is the easiest play of the night.

Bettors who like a little extra juice on their picks may consider an alternative point total under.

Under 45.5 Points (-108)

The Chargers feel like too easy of a play. LA racks up points, and Denver can’t score to save their life. A spread of four points feels too good to be true, but I, for one, am tired of losing money on Russell Wilson, so I am hammering the Chargers. It’s the logical play, and if I’m on the losing side, at least I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

LA -4 (-112)

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