Manning Bowl III: Denver Broncos and New York Giants Face Off at MetLife Stadium
Denver Broncos vs. New York Giants
Sunday, 9/15/13, 4:25 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Denver -6
Current Betting Line: Denver -4.5
Opening Total: 52.5
Current Total: 54.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Denver hits the road after picking up a season-opening 49-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens as 7.5-point home favorites on Sept. 5, while going OVER the betting total of 48. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is aiming to improve to 3-0 against his brother in this affair, as he comes off a seven-touchdown performance. “This was a good start to a new season for us,” commented Manning last week. On the defensive end, linebacker Shaun Phillips tallied 2.5 sacks against the Ravens, as he takes over the role of creating pressure on opposing signal-callers due to the six-game suspension of Von Miller. Denver is 8-1-1 ATS as favorites of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER going 7-3 in that situation.
The Broncos have won six consecutive regular-season road games—needing just one more victory to tie the longest such streak in franchise history. Since 1996, Denver owns the league’s best record in the first month of the regular season, as it has compiled a 43-20 record over that span. Manning ranks fourth in the league in passing yards since signing with the Broncos prior to the 2012 campaign, while sitting second with 44 touchdown passes.
New York is set to meet Denver for the 11th time during the regular season, with the series tied at 5-5, as it looks to bounce back from a 36-31 defeat to the Dallas Cowboys as 3.5-point road underdogs in Week 1. The Giants won the statistical battle by 147 yards in that affair, which can’t be ignored when making your NFL expert picks, while going OVER the betting total of 49.5. Offensively, the team’s three lead receivers each had five catches and more than 100 receiving yards, which is the first time that feat has been accomplished in franchise history. New York is 6-3 ATS as underdogs of 3.5 to 9.5 points the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER going 6-3 in those nine opportunities.
The Giants are 2-3 in games against the Broncos under head coach Tom Coughlin, as they look to improve upon their 49-34-5 all-time record in home openers. New York needs to find a running game to help Eli out in this affair, but David Wilson continues to struggle with ball security, as he lost two fumbles against the Cowboys in the season opener.
Sports bettors will likely back the Broncos due to their 5-1 ATS mark in their last six road games.
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