Online NFL Betting Odds Think Niners can Beat Broncos?Posted by: Mike Davis
The Denver Broncos suffered a bit of a slip-up after winning a Super Bowl with Peyton Manning or rather, after their defense led Manning to his second Vince Lombardi trophy. This upcoming online NFL betting weekend, the Broncos will have to contend against the San Francisco 49ers in the second week of the NFL’s preseason repertoire. Let’s take a look at what the best NFL sportsbooks have to say about this Saturday’s matchup between the AFC and NFC West.
Denver Broncos vs. San Francisco 49ers – Saturday, August 19th
When: 10:00 pm ET
Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara
TV: NFL Network
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Denver Broncos +2 ½ (-105) 40 (-110)
San Francisco 49ers -2 ½ (-115) 40 (-110)
In their first year after Manning’s retirement, the Broncos turned to none other than Trevor Siemian to lead their organization. Siemian wasn’t the biggest disappointment of 2016, with 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, but he certainly wasn’t enough to lead the team to the playoffs.
Overall, the Broncos turned in a 9-7 record that ranked them 3rd in the AFC West. Denver failed to qualify for the postseason, despite having 6 players in the Pro Bowl and 3 players selected as AP All-Pros. There’s no question this squad has plenty of talent, especially on defense, all they need is an offense that can put some points on the board.
Interestingly enough, the online NFL betting odds are siding with San Fran over Denver. This is a little appalling, considering the stark differences between these two in 2016. On top of that, Denver didn’t even break a sweat in their 24-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 1 of the preseason.
It was an odd day for Denver, with their offense actually faring better than their defense. The Broncos gave up 363 total yards to the Bears, but their offense was able to outscore the Bears in the end. Granted, this was probably heavily influenced by the two turnovers the Broncos’ defense reeled in.
San Francisco 49ers
The San Francisco 49ers went 2-14 in 2016. It’s safe to say that the organization and its fan base are happy that the year is finally behind them, and that Colin Kaepernick is no longer on the team.
With the ricing racial climate in the country, Kaepernick’s protest seems more relevant than ever. However, that isn’t stopping NFL owners from vehemently keeping their team from signing a quarterback that has already led a team to a Super Bowl. Jay Cutler was brought out of retirement but Kaepernick can’t seem to find any role in the league.
Nevertheless, if there’s one thing players betting on NFL preseason games want is to get away from the political drama currently sweeping over the nation. This weekend’s contest does just that.
This weekend, San Francisco will be looking to build on their preseason success, particularly against the AFC West. In Week 1, the 49ers faced the Chiefs and deftly defeated them 27-17. We’ll see if the Broncos can better rep the West this Saturday.