Not only did the Denver Broncos see their five-year run of winning seasons come to an abrupt halt in 2017, but they actually unfurled one of the worst seasons in franchise history a year ago. Now, after trying to address a bunch of the problems that plagued them a year ago, Denver is looking to get back to being a winning franchise and a legitimate playoff participant in 2018.
Whether the Broncos can do that or not remains to be seen, but one thing’s for sure as they get set for 2018 – Denver has a bunch of must-see, must-bet matchups on their 2018 docket that are offering MyBookie football betting enthusiasts all kinds of value.
Thankfully, I’ve highlighted six NFL betting matchups in an effort to help you maximize your chances of cashing in early and often this coming season. Let’s get to them right now.
After all, they haven’t had back-to-back losing seasons since 1971-72.
Denver Broncos 2018 NFL Betting Guide
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 9 vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 PM ET
I know the Seattle Seahawks aren’t the same perennial Super Bowl contenders they used to be, but I’m thinking Seattle’s edge at quarterback in this one, where Russell Wilson is simply better than Case Keenum, will be the difference in what looks like a barn-burner just waiting to happen.
NFL Betting Pick: Seahawks 28 Broncos 27
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 16 vs. Oakland Raiders, 4:25 PM ET
The Raiders are looking to become legitimate Super Bowl contenders under head coach Jon Gruden, but I think it’s going to take a bit of time before they get where they really want to be. Denver gets the home win in what looks like a regular season split between the longtime – and completely bitter – AFC West conference rivals.
NFL Betting Pick: Broncos 27 Raiders 24
Week 4: Monday, Oct. 1 vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 8:15 ET
Like the Broncos, the Chiefs will have a new starting quarterback in 2018 in second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes and I believe he’s going to be better later on than earlier in the season. Case Keenum leads Denver to the home win in what looks like another regular season split against a longtime AFC West division rival.
NFL Betting Pick: Broncos 24 Chiefs 21
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 14 vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 PM ET
The Broncos might be playing at home in this Week 6 Inter-Conference clash, but they are going down against a now, far superior Los Angeles Rams team that has legitimate Super Bowl hopes heading into 2018. More importantly, this will be a great chance for Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips to extract some revenge on the Broncos for their completely foolish decision to not re-sign him following their Super Bowl run a couple of years ago.
NFL Betting Pick: Rams 31 Broncos 21
Week 9: Sunday, Nov. 4 vs. Houston Texans, 4:05 PM ET
The Houston Texans look like the better team in all three phases to me heading into 2018 with quarterback Deshaun Watson poised to become a legitimate superstar, J.J. Watt anchoring a stupendous defense and the Texans having some legitimate deep-playoff run hopes!
NFL Betting Pick: Texans 27 Broncos 21
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 25 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 4:25 PM
Denver may be playing on their home turf, but the Pittsburgh Steelers are the only legitimate Super Bowl hopeful in this matchup. Pittsburgh has arguably the best offensive trio in all of football and they’ll get it done in this Week 12 matchup despite being on the road in this opening ‘stretch-run’ regular season matchup.
NFL Betting Pick: Steelers 27 Broncos 17