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Broncos Cowboys odds: Denver opens 2-point home underdogs to Dallas

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The Denver Broncos are home underdogs to the Dallas Cowboys, despite both teams opening with impressive wins against a division rival.

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The Denver Broncos (1-0) are home underdogs for the first time in 2017 as the Dallas Cowboys (1-0) are favored by 2-points to win this game. Both teams are coming off impressive home division wins, but the Cowboys are a public-heavy team when it comes to betting.

As Walter Football noted, the spread doesn’t actually make a whole lot of sense given where each team is at and where the game is being played.

This spread doesn't seem right to me. Given that Denver has improved its offensive line, these teams appear to be close to even. I made the Broncos -2.5 (I considered -3), and yet they're two-point underdogs.

Of course, this is not surprising. Everyone watched the Cowboys beat the Giants on national TV. Dallas is a public team, so everyone is betting on them, ignoring the fact that these teams have gotten much closer based on what happened in the offseason. No one seems to be paying attention to Scandrick's injury at all. The public just assumes the Cowboys are going to beat Trevor Siemian.

In case you couldn't tell, I like the Broncos in this spot quite a bit. I wish we were getting +3. If that were the case, this would be a huge wager. As it stands now, however, I'm going to bet three units on Denver.

I’m with him on this one. The Broncos are incredibly underrated in this spot and should find themselves in a close game again this week. The Cowboys offense is not as good as people think and the Broncos defense is definitely as good as people think, meanwhile the Broncos offense is better than people think and the Cowboys defense is not as good as people think.

It’s a perfect recipe for a Broncos cover and outright victory.

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