Denver Broncos vs. Philadelphia Eagles, at Denver
Kickoff: Sunday, September 29th at 4:25PM Eastern
Line: Denver -11 Total: 58
Sunday, it’s Chip Kelly’s new rapid-fire offense against Peyton Manning’s old tried-and-true methods. Once again, the Denver Broncos are a double-digit favorite for online sportsbook bettors. However, the Philadelphia Eagles have done well for NFL football wagering fans in these kinds of situations over the last few years. The Broncos are 14-0 straight up, and 11-3 against the spread on their last 14 games in the regular NFL season, and it looks like they have every intention of boosting the club’s record to 15 wins in a row, at home, when they face the Eagles this Sunday. It’s unusual for Philadelphia to be such a dramatic underdog, but this could be a serious opportunity for a smart wager. As a double-digit underdog, the Eagles are 7-2 against the spread since 1998. At YouWager, they are an 11 point underdog.
Is Denver’s star quarterback, Peyton Manning, simply improving with age? At this early point in the 2013 NFL football wagering season, Manning has already thrown for 12 touchdowns and 1,143 yards without any interceptions. The Broncos are averaging a heft 42.3 points per game. Denver looks solid on both sides of the ball, too, and they have steamrolled over most of their opponents.
The reviews have been mixed in the online betting community for the Philadelphia Eagles. On average, coach Chip Kelly’s rapid-fire offense averaged 31.5 points per game in the first two weeks of the season, but Internet wagering fans saw the Eagles collapse when they face the Kansas City Chiefs last week. The Eagles only scored 16 points in this matchup, and they had 5 turnovers. One advantage they will have in this contest, is more time off. The Broncos played on Monday night, and the Eagles last played on Thursday. Could 4 more days to rest be a serious factor? Philadelphia’s defense has allowed their opponents to score 28.7 points per game, on average. If this club can’t seem to hold anyone back, how will they hope to deal with Manning, the most successful quarterback in the league? Online oddsmakers reasonably expect this one to be a shootout. The Total has gone OVER in 7 of the Eagles’ last 9 games.
Philadelphia may cover the spread here, but it could easily be Denver’s day. At YouWager, the Broncos are 11 point favorites, and the Total is posted at 58. Game time on Sunday is 4:25PM Eastern.