DENVER — If the oddsmakers have it correct nearly four months from the start of the 2021 regular season, the Broncos should start 3-0 and finish 0-3.
SuperBook Sports came out with the odds on every game for all 32 NFL teams Thursday. The Broncos are favored in 9 games and underdogs in eight.
They are big favorites (-7.5 points) against the Detroit Lions on December 12 at Empower Field at Mile High. The Broncos are also 5.5-point home favorites against the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles and Cincinnati Bengals.
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Denver is a huge underdog at Kansas City (+9.5) on December 5. The Broncos are 3-21 lifetime in December road games against the Chiefs’ franchise. The Broncos are also 7-point underdogs in their lone primetime game Thursday night, Oct. 21 at Cleveland.
The 9 games in which the Broncos are early favorites:
Week 1: at New York Giants -1
Week 2: at Jacksonville -1.5
Week 3: New York Jets -5.5
Week 6: Raiders -3.5
Week 8: Washington -3
Week 10: Philadelphia -5.5
Week 12: Chargers -2.5
Week 14: Detroit -7.5
Week 15: Cincinnati -5.5
The eight games in which the Broncos are early underdogs:
Week 4: Baltimore Ravens +3.5
Week 5: at Pittsburgh +4.5
Week 7: at Cleveland +7
Week 9: at Dallas +4.5
Week 13: at Chiefs +9.5
Week 16: at Raiders +2.5
Week 17: at Chargers +3
Week 18: Chiefs +3
Overall, it's a lot of love the oddsmakers are showing in a Broncos' franchise that finished 5-11, 6-10, 7-9 and 5-11 in its previous four years years -- the worst four-year stretch since Nixon's first Presidential term.
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