Denver Broncos at New England Patriots
Kickoff: Sunday, at 8:30PM Eastern
Line: Denver -2.5 Total: 45.5
One television network is promoting the game that pits the Denver Broncos against the New England Patriots as a battle between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, the best quarterbacks in the National Football League. Some of YouWager’s NFL football wagering fans have admitted that they have, on occasion, based their wagers on the record-breaking point production, Super Bowl titles, or statistics that these two men have accumulated in their celebrated careers. And yes, while it’s true that two of the most productive quarterbacks in NFL history may also have a person rivalry at stake in Sunday night’s contest, there is even more on the table for online sportsbook bettors. This game could produce a rematch in Boston or Denver in the postseason. When the Patriots host the Broncos, it will be the first time New England has been an underdog at home since back in 2005. After a ruling that denied the Pats one more play, at the one yard line, Internet wagering enthusiasts saw them loose to the Carolina Panthers on Monday night. At YouWager, the Patriots are 2.5 underdogs in Sunday’s game.
For sportsbook wagering fans that focus on the incredible accomplishments of these two quarterbacks, here are a few statistics to consider: Tom Brady has 3 Super Bowl rings. Peyton Manning has one. Manning has produced more numbers, and 4 MVP awards. But Brady has thrown 50 touchdowns in a one season. Manning has won 163 games. This includes 22 of his 26 games with Denver. Manning’s Super Bowl win happened after the Colts beat the Patriots. Brady is 36. Manning is 37. Internet wagering buffs may not get to see many more matchups between these two. Some sportsbook bettors point out that Manning has not always had the kind of talent around him that Brady has enjoyed. The last time these two quarterbacks shot it out was in 2010, when Brady’s Patriots beat Manning’s Colts 31-28.
New England is 7-3 for the season, and Denver is the last game on their schedule against a team with a winning record. New England’s offense is averaging 25.4 points and 364 yards per game. Tom Brady has completed 58.7 percent of his passes for 2,552 yards with 14 touchdowns and 7 interceptions. New England’s defense is allowing 19.9 points and 354.9 yards per game.
Manning has completed 69.9 percent of his passes for 34 touchdowns and only 6 interceptions. Denver’s defense has given up 25.5 points and 371.8 yards per game. Denver’s only loss in the 2013 NFL football wagering season was on the road.
In their last 4 games at home, the Patriots are 4-0 against the spread. They are
4-1 against the spread after a game in which they didn’t cover the spread. In their last 15 games, the Broncos are 10-4-1 against the spread. In their last 10 games on the road, they are 7-3 against the spread. In 4 of the last 5 games between these two, the home team has covered the spread. At YouWager, the Broncos are 2.5 point favorites. The Total is 45.5. Game time on Sunday night is 8:30PM Eastern.