NFL Betting Predictions: Denver Broncos vs New England Patriots
Divisional round of playoffs this weekend and we got the Denver Broncos traveling to Gillette Stadium to take on the New England Patriots. BetDSI Sportsbook current NFL Live Betting Lines display the New England Patriots as large -750 favorites giving up 13 1/2 points to the Denver Broncos.
The New England Patriots were top seed this year going 13-3 getting a bye week and home field advantage in the playoffs. Tom Brady this season threw 401 completions for an insane 5235 yards, 39 touchdowns to 12 interceptions for a QB rating of 105.6. They have a runningback committee with BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushing for 667 rushing yards and an impressive 11 TD’s, Stevan Ridley with 441 yards 1 score, and Danny Woodhead 351 yards and a touchdown. Perenial lead leading receiver Wes Welker had 122 receptions for 1568 yards and 9 touchdowns. Tight End Rob Gronkowski had a monster season with 90 receptions for 1327 and a new league scoring record for his position at 17 touchdowns.
The Patriots defense has not been good at all this season, giving up 21.4 points a game (15th in the league), an average of 411 total yards a game (31st), 293 passing yards a game (31st), and 117.1 rushing yards a game. They are about as thin as a team can be in their secondary with wide receiver Julian Edelman coming in on some packages. Defensive End Andre Carter has rejuvenated his career getting 10 sacks this season. Opposite of carter DE Mark Anderson also had 10 sacks on the year Linebacker Jerod Mayo led the team with 95 tackles despite missing a couple games due to injury.
The Cinderella story continues for Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos as they rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers as large underdogs in the quickest ending in overtime history of the NFL. Quarterback Tim Tebow threw 10 completions for 316 yards and 2 touchdowns, including an 80 yarder in overtime to win the game. Tebow also ran 10 times for 50 yards and another score. Wide Receiver Demaryius Thomas had a huge game with 4 receptions for 204 yards and the game winning touchdown.
The Denver Broncos defense made some solid stands against the Steelers last week. FS David Bruton led the team with 8 tackles. Four different Bronco defenders picked up sacks against Pittsburgh including rookie LB Von Miller and DE Elvis Dumervil who also had a forced fumble.
My NFL Betting Prediction: The New England Patriots have too much firepower, way too many playmakers for the Denver Broncos to keep in check or contend with. I look for the Patriots to easily dispatch the Denver Broncos.
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