NFL football gambling fans will now have to figure out which team will maintain its betting on NFL football momentum past this week as Denver hosts Indianapolis.
Kickoff Sunday on CBS is at 4:20 PM Eastern and Sports-Gambling opened with Indianapolis as a 5.5-point favorite and with a total of 48.
After getting skunked in their opener at Houston 34-24 as 1-point road favorites the Colts played a complete game before a Sunday Night Football national TV audience last week in a 38-14 decimation of the New York Giants as 4-point home favorites to improve their record to 1-1 both straight up and with the NFL lines.
The Colts have gone over the total in both of their games. Quarterback Peyton Manning looked to be in MVP form as he passed for 255 yards and 3 touchdowns. Just as important the Colts defense showed up with a complete effort after being embarrassed by the Texans in the opener.
Indianapolis forced 3 turnovers and sacked Peyton’s brother Eli 4 times. The Colts rushed for 160 yards as Joseph Addai had 92 yards while Donald Brown added 69.
The Denver Broncos were also impressive in their home opener as they crushed the Seattle Seahawks 31-14 as 3.5-point favorites. It was the second consecutive over for Denver. Number one draft pick Demaryius Thomas had 97 yards on 8 catches including a 21 yard touchdown from Kyle Orton.
The Denver defense forced 4 turnovers, including 3 interceptions of Seattle quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, and the Broncos jumped out to a 31-7 lead. Denver had a whopping 37:27 time of possession. Orton finished with 306 yards passing and 2 touchdowns.
Now the question for everyone handicapping the NFL gambling odds is which one of these teams will show up again and whether or not the opening day losses of both teams were aberrations.
The Colts have paid out in 4 consecutive NFL football gambling matchups with the Broncos and the last 6 consecutive meetings have gone over the total. Last year the Colts beat the Broncos 28-16 as 6.5-point home favorites.
Denver has gotten the money in just 5 out of their last 17 home games while Indianapolis has paid out in 7 of their last 9 away games with 6 of those games going over the total.