Another Easy NFL Football Betting Prediction
Posted by: Charlie Smith
Since the Denver Broncos are the reigning Super Bowl champions, the football sportsbooks were particularly fond of them at the start of the season. The Broncos didn’t have the easiest odds for a repeat, but they had some of the best NFL football betting odds that were the bookies were handing out. The reason why the Broncos weren’t the overall favorites is easy to be understood; Peyton Manning had retired and no one knew how his replacement would fare. Trevor Siemian was the man who received the call and he was able to lead the Broncos to a strong start by winning their first four games. However, as the season wore on and teams got more tape on the young quarterback, defenses were able to adjust to his tendencies and became better prepared to stop the 2nd year player. Siemian has been good, but at the times when Denver has needed him to be great, Siemian has failed to deliver.
Despite the change at quarterback the Broncos seemed like the team destined to win the AFC West. Ultimately, no one accounted for three teams in the West to become playoff contenders and as of right now the Broncos are 3rd in the division, 2 games behind the Raiders. There’s still enough football left for Denver to win the division, but the chances of them clinching a Wild Card are much higher. In Week 13 the Broncos will face the Jaguars. Considering that Jacksonville is 2-9, picking Denver over the Jags is the easiest bet on NFL games you can make this Sunday.
NFL Odds – Week 13 – Sunday, December 4th
Jacksonville Jaguars +4½ (-105) 42 (-115)
The NFL football betting odds did the obvious thing and have sided with the Broncos. Albeit, a 4 ½ point once again shows the offensive problems that the Broncos have been having with Siemian. Problems might be a little harsh, but at the end of the day it’s the offenses job to outscore the opponent, and if the job is not getting done then the blame has to fall on the shoulders of the leader of the offense, the quarterback. Right now the Broncos are averaging 24.2 points per game, which should be more than enough to beat the Jaguars this Sunday since Jacksonville is only averaging 19.5 points per contest.
The Jaguars haven’t been scoring a whole lot of points this season and it’s unlikely that they’ll be scoring often against a defense as elite as the Broncos. Heading into this game the Broncos will sport the league’s best passing defense and the 4th best total defense. The Broncos have been pretty shoddy against the run this season, as their run defense ranks as the 27th worst. However, since the Jags have the 24th worst rushing offense, that deviation shouldn’t be enough for Jacksonville to upset the NFL football betting odds.