Football gambling expectations are falling at a rapid rate for the Denver Broncos as they have not been able to generate consistent NFL sports betting success.
Denver will host the Jets on Sunday. Sports-Gambling opened with the Jets as a 3 point favorite and with an over/under of 40.5. CBS will handle the telecast with a start time of 4:10 PM Eastern.
The New York Jets have a record of 4-1 both straight up and with the pro football betting lines. New York has gone over the total in 4 out of 5 games. The Jets are coming off a 29-20 Monday Night home win over the Minnesota Vikings. Just as was the case last year the Jets are winning with a power running game and a brutal defense.
The Jets rank 1st in the NFL for rushing led by former San Diego Charger veteran LaDainian Tomlinson’s 435 yards. Quarterback Mark Sanchez has shown significant improvement in his second year on the job and has dramatically cut down on costly mistakes and interceptions. The defense ranks 6th in the NFL for points allowed.
The Denver Broncos have a record of 2-3 both straight up and with the NFL gambling odds. Denver has gone over the total in 4 out of 5 games. The Broncos have lost 2 out of their last 3 games including last Sunday at Baltimore 31-17. Denver is a one dimensional team that ranks 2nd in the NFL for passing and dead last for rushing.
Kyle Orton has passed for over 1700 yards but the burden of carrying the entire offense is wearing on him. The defense has slipped noticeably without last year’s coordinator Mike Nolan and ranks 25th in the NFL for points allowed.
The Jets rate the clear edge here and the only concern is that they might arrive with a little too much swagger and overconfidence against the slumping Broncos.
Denver could be a dangerous football gambling dog as they will be playing for their playoff lives to avoid a 2-4 start. Denver has gotten the money in 5 out of their last 7 games against the Jets and the dog has covered 4 out of the last 5 meetings in this series.