Although they had a decent start to the year, the Denver Broncos have fallen off NFL gambling websites’ grid. Through the first four games of the season, the Broncos managed to post a 3-1 record making it seem like they were contenders in the AFC West. But after that promising start, Denver fell short against the New York Giants – a team that was winless up until that point and hasn’t won a game since. This weekend, the Broncos will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals and a chance to redeem themselves. Cincinnati has been struggling as well so they might be a good team to rebound against. However, it was the struggling New York Giants that kicked Denver’s slump off anyway, so the opposite could very well be true. Let’s go over some sports betting tips for fans wagering on this AFC matchup.
The Cincinnati Bengals enter this Sunday’s matchup sporting a 3-6 record that ranks them 3rd in the AFC North, ahead of the still winless and last place Cleveland Browns. The Bengals had high hopes for the 2017 season as the organization was pretty sure their offense would capitalize on the AJ Green and Andy Dalton tandem. That hasn’t been the case as the Bengals rank 30th in the league in scoring, 28th in passing and dead last in total offense. Cincinnati’s defense has been able to lend a slight hand to their struggling offense. The Bengals currently rank 12th in points allowed, 13th in total defense, 5th against the pass and 27th against the rush. The Bengals enter this Week 11 matchup riding a 2 game losing streak and gambling websites are predicting that it will be extended to 3 this weekend. The Bengals last stepped onto the field to face the Tennessee Titans in a 20-24 losing effort. Most NFL betting guides will tell you to stick with the Broncos on this one, but that 2 point spread prediction should make it perfectly clear that even the bookmakers have mixed feelings about Denver.
The Broncos enter this weekend’s game with a disappointing 3-6 record that ranks the franchise 3rd in the AFC West. Denver was optimistic about its playoff chances during the preseason but judging by how the division has shaped up; the Kansas City Chiefs currently lead the AFC West with their 6-3 record followed by the 4-5 Oakland Raiders, the Broncos can go ahead and flush those hopes down the drain. We’re essentially seeing the same thing out of Denver each year; a mediocre offense dragged into the playoffs by an elite defense. The Broncos offense is equally as underwhelming in 2017 the only problem is that their defense hasn’t been as dominant as they used. For example, in their last two games, Denver’s defense has allotted 41 and 51 points to the New England Patriots and Philadelphia eagles respectively. Granted, those two have some of the best offense in the league. Nonetheless, that gargantuan sum would never have been allowed by the defense we’ve seen out Denver the last couple of weeks. Players looking for some sports betting tips might want to avoid backing a defense that has allowed 92 points the last couple of weeks, even if they are facing the Andy Dalton and the Bengals.
Gambling Websites’ Lines & Odds:
Cincinnati Bengals +2 ½ (-107) 38 ½ (-105) +123
Denver Broncos -2 ½ (-113) 38 ½ (-115) -143