The two-time Super Bowl champ was basically a house of cards near the end of the 2015 season—a vessel through which the Broncos would hand the ball off to C.J. Anderson or Ronnie Hillman, both of whom will be back next season.
Denver's offense ranked 19th in points scored per game as result, leaving them wholly reliant on their fourth ranked defense. But that defense has lost inside lineback Danny Trevathan and defensive tackle Malik Jackson. Their top ranked passing deterrent remains intact, so that's something, but duplicating last year's performance will be difficult.
It's not incredibly smart, then, to use the Broncos as preseason betting plays. If you think you see an opportunity in the over/under department of their win total—say if it sits around eight—that's something to consider.
But your division, conference and Super Bowl attention should go elsewhere.
Denver Broncos Betting Lines Today
These are the betting lines for the Denver Broncos this week. By taking a look at their opponent, the game's location (home or away), spreads, overs, unders and moneylines, you should gain an idea on how you want to act at the sportsbooks.
When betting on the NFL, though, you'll want to keep rechecking this page to make sure those lines haven't changed. Shifs in odds happen quite frequently at this level, since the lines are typically published days in advance.
If there is a lot of action flowing in for one team or on one particular bet, the sportsbooks will adjust. And while the solution there seems to be as simple as "Bet sooner," that's not always the case.
If you're waiting for news to drop on a particular player injury—say, Denver's Von Miller—and you don't know whether he's going to play, holster your bet until a decision has been made about his status. You don't want to get in the crosshairs of a wager that suddenly looks terrible once the odds shift because he's sitting or playing.
Regardless of the approach you take, treating yourself to the most up to date odds information is paramount. And we help you do that right here.
This is where you can take a look at the Denver Broncos' entire schedule, including the scores and outcomes of your past games. While a basic tool, this is incredibly useful to those who like to extensivley research their bets.
Studying upcoming opponents is always a great way to get a jump on the sportsbooks. Game lines for the Bronco's fortchoming matchups won't be available weeks in advance, but you can still look at how their offense, defense, special teams play, injury report and everything else you can imagine compares to the rival in question.
When the sportsbooks actually do release the odds for that game, you'll already have a strong indication of how to bet, and on which team you should be wagering. You will see the lines, and just know.
Previous scores allow you spot patterns in the Broncos' play that will prove super valuable on a weekly basis.
Determine whether the Broncos are covering the spread consistently at home. See how they fare against spreads when on the road. Double check to make sure they are still strong under plays. Find out if there is a specific type of team—a strong offensive or defensive squad—that gives them trouble.
Documenting these results is simple, borderline mindless. But by having them at your disposal, you can apply your findings to every weekly matchup, thereby increasing your chances of laying down a winning wager.
Denver Broncos Standings Right Now
Keep track of the Denver Broncos' standings in the AFC and relative to the rest of the NFL here. Knowing where they sit is an important part of accurate midseason futures betting.
Simply see where the Broncos stand in their division, or how their record stacks up to those of obvious conference and Super Bowl contenders, and you'll know whether they are serious futures options.
Wins and losses alone won't be cause enough for you to throw out huge wagers, but the records can tell you that the Broncos' division, conference or Super Bowl odds warrant another look. You can decide if they are worth your money after seeing where the returns on potential bets stand.
How To Win At Denver Broncos Betting
If the Denver Broncos are going to become division, conference and Super Bowl plays once again, you'll know by looking at their offense.
It doesn't need to be great, or even technically good, but it does need to be average. And that involves a better air attack anchored by Mark Sanchez.
More than that, it will take big seasons from wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and DeMaryius Thomas. If those two are having good years, it'll be a pretty good indication of the Broncos' futures legitimacy. They won't rack up stats if the Broncos aren't airing out the ball.
So if they are catching a ton of passes and scoring more touchdowns than they combined to catch last season, do some further research on Denver's big time futures. They may end up being worth your time yet.
Although the Denver Broncos' defense may not be as good in 2016, you should still view them as strong under plays.
Things won't get much worse so long as Von Miller Aqib Talib remain in the secondary. Their contract negotiations don't appear to be going well, but short of them sitting out a season, they will be suiting up for Denver in 2016.
So the Broncos should still be able to hovef around the top seven in points allowed per game, which renders them solid under investments by default.
You will, however, want to keep an eye on their offense, just in case it drastically improves with Mark Sanchez as the quarterback. If it starts to rank in the top 15 or 12 of points scored per game, or even if the Broncos just appear to be throwing a lot more touchdowns than last season, you'll want to direct your betting attention more toward the moneylines and spreads.
The same goes for when the Broncos line up against a top five offense. They have the talent to shut groups like that down, but it's better to be safe than sorry in this business.
And with a flimsier run prevention this year, the Broncos will be more susceptible to big offensive gains on the ground. That hurts their under stock against any offense with a mobile quarterback or a high end running back.
Other than that, though, the Broncos should remain under juggernauts. That's the best way for you to make money off of their play this season, and it isn't even close.