After winning Super Bowl 50 last season, the Denver Broncos will look to repeat as champions in 2016, but doing so may not be quite as easy without their retired future Hall of Fame quarterback.
Thanks to this killer NFL betting picks, you’re going to have a great chance to cash in on several Broncos games in 2016 and an even better idea of whether the Broncos can actually pull off the tough task of repeating. Let’s get started.
A Closer Look At The 2016 NFL Expert Picks For Denver Broncos
Carolina Panthers at Denver (-1.5)
I know the Carolina Panthers lost Super Bowl 50 against the Broncos, but that’s one of the reasons I like them in this Week 1 opener despite being on the road. Carolina will go all out to extract its revenge while Denver tries, unsuccessfully, to hold down the fort at home behind new starting quarterback Mark Sanchez. With both teams having outstanding defenses, I expect the outcome of this Super Bowl rematch to be decided by which team has the better quarterback. Simply put, I’m going with Carolina’s Cam Newton to outplay Denver’s Mark Sanchez.
The Pick: Carolina 21 Denver 17
Denver (-2.5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Analysis: The Broncos have won three straight and four of the last five meetings against Tampa Bay overall while the Buccaneers lost their final two homes games last season while failing to cover the spread both times.
Even with Mark Sanchez under center, Denver’s superior defense will limit Jameis Winston and the Bucs’ offense just enough to get the road win and narrow ATS cover after three straight difficult matchups to start the season.
The Pick: Denver 27 Tampa Bay 24
Houston Texans at Denver (-6.5)
This Week 7 matchup should be a thriller as longtime backup and brief former starter Brock Osweiler returns t suit up against the only franchise he’s ever played for in the NFL. The Texans won the AFC South last season and have recorded consecutive nine-win seasons under Bill O’Brien, not to mention the fact that the also have an aggressive defense led by the best defensive player in the game today (J.J. Watt). With the Broncos going just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five home games, I say the Texans are the easy pick to cover as a near touchdown road dog!
The Pick: Houston 24 Denver 23
Denver (-1) at New Orleans Saints
Analysis: Denver has won four straight against New Orleans dating back to 2000 and will make it five in a row with the Saints still having a lack of talent on their roster and particularly on the defensive side of the ball.
Denver went 6-2 SU and 4-2-2 ATS on the road in 2015 and I believe their ‘lockdown’ defense will help them get the outright win and accompanying ATS cover.
The Pick: Broncos 30 Saints 27
Denver (-3.5) at Jacksonville Jaguars
Analysis: I know the Jacksonville Jaguars made some impressive strides late in the 2015 regular season and that they’ve compiled a solid 5-5 SU and ATS mark in their last 10 home games, but the Jags also lost two of their final three home dates last season while failing to cover the NFL betting line in each loss. I say keep it simple and expect Denver defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to confuse the hell out of Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles as the Broncos win and cash in on the road in this Week 13 matchup.
The Pick: Denver 28 Jacksonville 20
Denver (-5.5) at Tennessee Titans
Analysis: The Tennessee Titans are a nearly identical kind of rebuilding team as Jacksonville, but to a lesser degree actually. I like young quarterback Marcus Mariota, but I’m not overly enamored with new head coach Mike Mularkey. At any rate, Denver’s defense will harass Mariota into a least one costly turnover en route to the road win and ATS cover. Tennessee’s 1-7 SU mark and 2-5-1 ATS mark at home last season tells me the Broncos are the easy pick to cash in against the NFL lines for this Week 14 pairing.
The Pick: Denver 31 Tennessee 21