Denver Broncos (4-0) vs. Dallas Cowboys (2-2), at Dallas
Kickoff: Sunday, October 6th at 4:25PM Eastern
Line: Denver -7 Total: 56
It’s been a long time since the Dallas Cowboys have been underdogs in a game at home. Online NFL football wagering enthusiasts will have to go back to 2001 to find that one, a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In this Sunday’s game, the Cowboys are 7 point underdogs at YouWager. To be fair, almost any team would be an underdog against the Denver Broncos at this point in the 2013 NFL football wagering season.
Here’s why the Broncos should be able to cover the spread: Peyton Manning. So far, Manning has thrown 16 touchdown passes, and 0 interceptions. These are the only statistics most Internet bettors are concerned with. Like a well-oiled machine, Manning has efficiently completed 75 percent of his passes for 1,470 yards in 4 back-to-back victories, with an average score of 45-22. No quarterback in the National Football League can match Manning’s output for a September in the regular season. Even before Manning, Denver has typically been a favorite on the road, against Dallas. Like four other teams in the league, the Broncos are currently 4-0. But to get their four-win status, Denver has manhandled most of their opponents, leading by an average 22 points in their wins. Their offense, with Manning and company, is averaging almost 45 points per contest. There are playmakers on the other side of the ball, too, and Champ Bailer and Von Miller haven’t even been in the picture. Can the Broncos continue to steamroll opponents, through the rest of the season? That’s a question many of YouWager’s football wagering fans are wondering right now.
Can Dallas cover the spread? This dilemma will likely be decided by their defense. Monte Kiffin, the new defense coordinator in Dallas, has attempted to work some magic on this unit. Beginning the season with a 2-2 record, online bettors have seen some improvement among the Cowboys recently. They are making plays, turnovers, and sacking quarterbacks. As Dallas tries to bounce back from their recent defeat, Kiffin will have his work cut out for him, up against Denver’s offense. When it comes to pass defense, Dallas has been one of the worst teams in the NFL. Manning and his teammates have blasted past the top teams in the league, a list that includes the reigning champs, the Baltimore Ravens, as well as the New York Giants, the Oakland Raiders, and the Philadelphia Eagles. Sportsbook bettors expect the Broncos to produce more of the same against the Cowboys.
Since 1980, the Broncos are 6-1-1 against the spread, against the Cowboys, and they are 6-2 straight up. In their last 8 games, as a favorite on the road, the Broncos are 7-1 straight up, and 6-2 against the spread. At YouWager, the Broncos are a 7 point favorite. The Total is 56. Game time on Sunday is 4:25PM Eastern.