Here is dissection of the key metrics used by sports betting experts in football handicapping in the contest between Chargers vs. Broncos NFL playoff odds. The offshore betting line is Denver (-8) and 54.5.
The team that is better running the ball according to rushing yards per attempt is even at 4.1 yards per rushing attempt each. Passing yards per completion says the more productive passing squad is also close but Denver by .4. Betting specialists employ yards per point, a number that on the offensive side of the ball favors Denver by 3.5.
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Now it’s time to focus on the numbers that the betting counselors cherish from a defensive standpoint. Yards per rush says the tougher defense is Denver by .6.
In juxtaposing yards per reception statistics, the margin on defense puts the positive checkmark in the column of Denver by .6. The often overlooked yards per point defensive advantage is possessed by San Diego forcing 3.3 more. The net turnover ratio edge belongs to San Diego by 1.
Yards per point is determined by diving total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.