Broncos vs Colts Betting Odds - Broncos won’t threaten Colts’ perfect season
NFL Odds: Pick Colts -7
The Broncos vs Colts betting odds pits two of the top teams in the AFC against each other. The main storyline will be if the Colts can stay perfect and online betting fans know that, considering how the Broncos have played since their 6-0 start, there’s a good chance that the Colts stay undefeated. Peyton Manning will once again lead the way for a balanced win.
|Broncos vs Colts betting odds: Colts -7|
|WHAT: NFL betting|
|WHEN: Sunday, December 13th – 1:00 PM ET|
|WHERE: Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN|
|KEY STAT: Colts are 20-2 in last 22 as a favorite of 3.5 to 9.5 points|
Broncos vs Colts betting odds maker breakdown: The Storyline
The Denver Broncos pieced together a second straight win on Sunday by toppling the hapless Kansas City Chiefs. NFL betting fans know playing back-to-back on the road is never easy, though, and it figures to get a little tougher facing the perfect Colts. The Broncos have had a fall from grace after a stretch of four straight losses, but a win over Indianapolis would help their perception as one of the better teams in the AFC.
Meanwhile, the Colts are just rolling. Many people expected their perfect season to get ruined by the Tennessee Titans, but the Colts squashed that theory with a 27-17 win. The Colts are playing well on both sides of the ball and they’re in great shape as the playoffs rapidly approach.
Betting Edge: Even
Broncos vs Colts betting odds maker breakdown: Offense
The Broncos offense has finally gotten on track after four straight sluggish efforts. During their four-game losing streak, the Broncos scored a total of 37 points. In their last two games, they have scored 60. The running game is starting to churn out yards with Knowshon Moreno, and if Kyle Orton continues to make smart throws, this team could be a challenge in the playoffs.
For the Colts, Manning continues to lead the way. Receiver Pierre Garcon has emerged as a Pro Bowl candidate, which has really helped take the pressure off of Reggie Wayne. The Colts just execute better than anybody else in the league and Sunday will be another case of that.
Betting Edge: Colts
Broncos vs Colts betting odds maker breakdown: Defense
While the Broncos defense may have the better brand names, they haven’t played like it consistently enough this year. Elvis Dumervil leads the pass rush, which will have to find a way to get to Manning if they want to win. Champ Bailey and the secondary are facing their toughest task of the year.
The Colts defense has been impressive of late, helping seal a win over Houston a couple of weeks ago and then stifling Tennessee’s hot offense. Along with their Pro Bowlers Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis upfront, linebacker Clint Session has developed as one of the best playmakers in the league. While the secondary is still young, they’ve held up in some tough situations recently.
Betting Edge: Even
Broncos vs Colts betting odds maker breakdown: Notable Injuries The Colts secondary is banged up as Marlin Jackson and Bob Sanders are out for the year. Kicker Adam Vinatieri will be questionable this week.
Betting Edge: Broncos
Broncos vs Colts betting odds for total: 44.5
Both teams defense have been playing well in recent weeks, so under looks like the way to go. The Broncos will try to play keep away by controlling the clock while the Colts defense plays very well at home.
Pick: Under 44.5
Broncos vs Colts betting breakdown: Outlook and Pick
Sportsbook odds makers have set the spread at a touchdown for Indy, which might seem high, but we’re not buying into Denver’s big wins in the last two weeks. This is a team that is overrated at 8-4 and they’ll be playing away from home for a second straight week.
STAN’S PICK: Colts -7
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