The LA Chargers host the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 6 in a game that could have huge implications in the final AFC playoff picture. With a Chargers win, the team would be tied atop the AFC West with the Kansas City Chiefs at 4-2 while the Broncos would move to 2-4. A Broncos win would tie the two teams at 3-3, convoluting the playoff picture even further.
NFL fans are sick of seeing the Broncos on primetime and they might seem like an easy opponent for the Chargers but you can never take divisional opponents lightly. Anything can happen in this game and we have already given our picks both against the spread and the over/under.
If you are conflicted about the final outcome of this game but want to get in on the fun there are plenty of props that you can wager on. Here are the best of the best that you can take advantage of.
Best Monday Night Football prop bets for Chargers vs Broncos:
All odds are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook and are subject to change after time of publication.
1. Mike Williams prop bet: UNDER 68.5 receiving yards (-110)
I know this is not what Chargers fans want to hear right off the bat but there is an opportunity in betting against Mike Williams in this game. Williams is coming off a huge game against the Cleveland Browns and as we have seen before, Williams can go from these huge games to less impressive games.
What makes this a tough matchup for Williams is Patrick Surtain. With no Keenan Allen, Williams is going to get lined up against Surtain, who is already one of the best corners in the league. Denver is also going to gameplan against Williams, making Justin Herbert beat them with other weapons in his not-so-impressive receiving corps.
Williams went under 68.5 receiving yards in both Denver matchups last season.
2. Melvin Gordon prop bet: OVER 50.5 rushing yards (-110)
While the LA Chargers have had a better run defense than the numbers may indicate, the fact of the matter is that they have still been prone to big runs and teams are still attempting to attack the run defense.
The Broncos should be doing that with Melvin Gordon in this game, especially with the offensive line being banged up and the passing game as a whole being stagnant. Denver's path to winning this game is running the ball and controlling the clock and as bad as Nathaniel Hackett has been, he should know this.
The Chargers have allowed 60 or more rushing yards per game and have allowed over 130 rushing yards in each of the last three games. With Gordon being the primary back because of injuries, he should get plenty of looks to have his best game of the season.
3. Donald Parham anytime touchdown scorer (+550)
Donald Parham returned last week and I made a prediction then. My prediction was that Parham would absolutely get a touchdown in his first three games back, so betting this in each of the three games is the move to try and make a profit.
Parham did not score a touchdown last week but he was targeted in the red zone and nearly came down with it but the Cleveland defense made a big stop. With Mike Williams blanketed by Patrick Surtain, I would not be surprised to see several red-zone plays where Parham is the no. 1 target.
If you combine these props in a Same Game Parlay, you can get +2283 odds, or just above 22/1.