The Denver Broncos opened just four-point favorites over the Indianapolis Colts, but it quickly rose to six points by Monday morning. According to BookMaker.eu, 70% of the early money is on the Broncos.
This should give us a little pause considering the lack of success the Broncos have had against the Colts dating back nearly 15 years. The Broncos are just 3-11 since 2002 and a paltry 1-3 under Peyton Manning.
It’s a new era under Trevor Siemian, but the Broncos defense has concerns of its own after allowing Cam Newton and the Panthers convert 60% on third downs. Against an elite quarterback talent like Andrew Luck, this could spell disaster for the Broncos.
Another factor to consider if you are a betting kind of person is that these Broncos do not blow teams out. They grind those wins out in close, nail biter affairs. The Broncos may win, but it is doubtful they win by a touchdown or more.