Online NFL Betting Prepares for Monday Night Football
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The online NFL betting season is in full swing but players who bet NFL are still awaiting the start of Monday Night Football. Fans won’t have to wait much longer however, since Monday night football officially returns tonight.
There will be a total of two different Monday night football contests for football betting sportsbook players to wager on. First up is the matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. We’ve already taken a look at that contest, so let’s take a look at the second pairing of the day between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos – Monday, September 11th
When: 10:20 pm ET
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
Stream: Watch ESPN
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Los Angeles Chargers +3 (-110) 43 (-105) +135
Denver Broncos -3 (-110) 43 (-115) -155
Los Angeles Chargers
The Los Angeles Chargers are coming off a 5-11 season that saw the franchise finish dead last in the AFC West. The abysmal finish marked the third consecutive season in which the Chargers failed to qualify for the playoffs. The Chargers had three players selected for the Pro Bowl and cornerback Casey Hayward selected as an All-Pro.
The Chargers now enter the Anthony Lynn era and will be looking to open up his reign with a win against a divisional opponent. If Los Angeles is serious about competing for the division in 2017, they’ll need a win this evening. For no other reason than the fact that the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs both won their Week 1 contest, giving them a leg up in the divisional race.
Los Angeles is unfortunate enough to find themselves in one of the most competitive divisions in the league. The Raiders and Chiefs both managed to qualify for the playoffs last season and the Denver Broncos won the whole thing just two years ago. Needless to say, the Chargers cannot afford to fall behind the likes of this competition.
The Broncos finished the 2016 season with a 9-7 record to finish 3rd in the AFC West. It was not the follow up to their Super Bowl winning season that the Broncos were looking for, but it’s the best they managed to deliver with the incredible swap at quarterback they had to undergo. Denver had 6 players picked for the Pro Bowl and 3 of those received All-Pro nods.
Vance Joseph enters as the Broncos new head coach. Joseph is a former player turned coach that has taken over for Gary Kubiak, who is now fulfilling administrative duties for Denver instead of coaching due to health concerns. Joseph has plenty of talent to work with and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of results the Broncos can deliver this season.
The online NFL betting odds are picking Denver this Monday. The biggest x-factor of this contest will be how Trevor Siemian performs in his second season as the Broncos starter. He’ll have a solid defense to back him up, but he might have to go out and win this game.