YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans have been speculating, watching the lines on Week 6 to see if the Denver Broncos/Jacksonville Jaguars matchup would feature a point spread that would make history. It sure did. When Manning and company’s 5-0 team takes on the 0-5 Jaguars this Sunday, the Jags will be 26.5 underdogs at YouWager. This is by far the biggest spread online wagering enthusiasts have ever seen. For a relevant comparison, a top NFL analyst at this leading sportsbook says bettors will have to look back to a game in 2007, when the New England Patriots were 24 point favorites against the Philadelphia Eagles. “The Pats were 10-0 then, and they had just demolished the Buffalo Bills by 46 points,” YouWager’s expert says. “The Patriots won that game, 31-28, and that shootout did not cover the spread,” he added.
Should Internet bettors wager on such a colossal favorite? The history books say the underdogs are actually a better bet, at 5-1 against the spread, in the 6 NFL games with the largest spreads.
While no team in the league seems to be able to stop, or even slow down, the progress of the Denver Broncos, and quarterback Peyton Manning’s production on the field, last week, YouWager bettors saw the Dallas Cowboys steal 48 points, against Denver’s defense. It could turn out to be difficult, even for Peyton Manning and friends, to cover a spread of 21 points, against any NFL team.
Right now, it looks like the starting quarterback for Jacksonville will not be Blaine Gabbert, but Chad Henne. This could be good for the Jaguars. Especially if there are flaws in Denver’s defense. Many of YouWager’s dedicated NFL football wagering fans were not impressed by Denver’s defense when the club played the Cowboys.
But no one can deny that Peyton Manning is having a phenomenal year in the NFL. And that is quite a factor. In the 2013 NFL football wagering season, Manning became one of only six players in the history of the National Football League to throw seven touchdowns in a game. This was in the opening game, against the reigning NFL champions, the Baltimore Ravens. To add to this accomplishment, Manning did not throw a single interception. Against the Oakland Raiders, Manning broke the record for the most touchdown passes in the first three games of a season. Manning threw his first interception against the Dallas Cowboys. That’s why the Denver Broncos are 26.5 favorites at YouWager. The Total is 53. Game time on Sunday is 4:05PM Eastern.