Broncos 49ers Betting – Broncos, 49ers Take Their Struggles Overseas In Week Eight
As if the North American betting on NFL spotlight wasn’t enough to handle, the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers will take their struggles with them overseas this weekend to Wembley Stadium in London, England, where they will play this Sunday. While the Broncos have watched a 2-2 start proceeded with three straight losses, the 49ers haven’t known .500 since opening day, having lost six of seven games.
NFL Betting: Denver Broncos @ San Francisco 49ers
Online Sports Betting: Pick
Projected to be among the contenders this season in the NFC, a lack of depth and tough schedule have held San Francisco to the basement of the NFC West, which is a familiar divisional position for a Denver team that is tied with the San Diego Chargers for worst in the AFC West. Perhaps both teams are hoping that a nice trip across the Atlantic is all that is needed to start turning their fortunes around.
Why To Bet On The Broncos?
The two teams that Denver has beaten are a combined 9-4, and both in first place in their respective divisions. In both of those games, it was the offense that carried the Broncos while the defense did just enough to earn the win. That hasn’t happened the last three weeks, as Denver has fallen 2.5 games back of the Kansas City Chiefs for first place in the AFC West, and are coming off their worst loss of the season, a 59-14 beat down by the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos rank third in the league in passing however, which plays to the 49ers’ weakness, and that should help them get back on track.
Why To Bet On The 49ers?
A couple of close losses to AFC South teams have made all the difference in the outlook on the 49ers, including a 25-22 home loss to the defending Super Bowl champions New Orleans Saints that San Francisco should have had, and a 16-14 loss at the Atlanta Falcons. Altogether, four of the 49ers’ six losses have come by three points or less, a sign that despite potential, they don’t have the depth to close out games. Running back Frank Gore has been a monster for the team this year, with 573 yards on the ground and another 341 receiving, and will be relied on heavily to set the tone in this one. San Francisco is a talented team, but will need to establish the early lead to gain some confidence.
How The Game Will Play Out
The 49ers are around the middle of the league or worse in nearly every statistical category on both sides of the ball, yet have found a way to keep games close even though they have not played to their potential. The Broncos, on the other hand, had a major letdown last weekend, and should be motivated to put the blowout loss to the Raiders behind them by answering with a statement game.
Broncos 49ers Betting Pick: Denver