After signing veteran quarterback Case Keenum in free agency, the Denver Broncos are looking to get back to being a playoff participant after seeing their five-year run of winning seasons come to an abrupt halt in 2017. If you think you know just how many games the Broncos are going to win in 2018 and you’re thinking about making a season-long wager on their win total odds this coming campaign, then you could cash in big with the right pick. If you need a bit of assistance with figuring out just how many games the Broncos are going to win in 2018, that’s where I come in.
Let’s get started with my expert analysis and prediction on the Broncos’ win total odds (5.5).
Denver Broncos 2018 NFL Win/Loss Odds Prediction
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Week 1 vs. Seattle
Sure, the Seahawks aren’t the Legion of Boom powerhouse they used to be, but Russell Wilson is simply way better than Case Keenum, and that should be the difference in this Week 1 Inter-Conference opener. Loss. 0-1.
Week 2 vs. Oakland
The Raiders are going to be better than they were a year ago under no-nonsense head coach Jon Gruden, but I think it’s going to take some time for them to get where ‘Chucky’ wants them to be. Win. 1-1.
Week 3 at Baltimore
The Ravens have an elite defense and they’ve made some nice additions at wide receiver to help out often underachieving quarterback Joe Flacco. Baltimore holds it down at home in this one! Loss. 1-2.
Week 4 vs. Kansas City
Both teams in this AFC West rivalry will have a new starting quarterbacks in 2018. For this Week 4 matchup, I like Case Keenum to lead the Broncos to the home win in what looks like season split just waiting to happen. Win. 2-2.
Week 5 at New York Jets
The Jets are in a bit of a rebuilding mode (so what’s new?) but I’m thinking they can hold down the fort at home in this Week 5 matchup in a flat-out nail-biter! Loss. 2-3.
Week 6 vs. Los Angeles Rams
The Broncos might be playing at home in this Week 6 Inter-Conference clash, but they will be facing a Rams team that is now, far superior to them on both sides of the ball. Wade Phillips gets some revenge for Denver’s foolish decision to not re-sign him. Loss. 2-4.
Week 7 at Arizona
If I have to choose between Case Keenum and Arizona’s Sam Bradford, I’m going with Keenum every time. The Broncos get the road win in Week 7. 3-4.
Week 8 at Kansas City
If you missed my previous remarks, these two longtime division rivals will split in 2018. Loss. 3-5.
Week 9 vs. Houston
The Texans are going to be the better team in all three phases in this Week 8 matchup and no, Case Keenum isn’t nearly as talented as Deshaun Watson. Loss. 3-6.
Week 10: BYE
The team will have some rest to prepare de final phase of the season.
Week 11 at Los Angeles Chargers
The Broncos were shutout on the road against the Bolts last season for the first time since 1992. They won’t get shutout this time around, but they also aren’t beat a Chargers team that looks like the cream of the crop in the AFC West right now. Loss. 3-7
Week 12 vs. Pittsburgh
There’s only one legitimate Super Bowl hopeful in this matchup – and it’s not Denver NFL betting enthusiasts! Loss. 3-8.
Week 13 at Cincinnati
I’m expecting the Bengals to be a lot better in 2018 than they were a year ago as they contend for a wild-card berth in the AFC. I’m going with Cincy to hold it down at home in this matchup of playoff-hopeful AFC teams. Loss. 3-9.
Week 14 at San Francisco
Jimmy Garoppolo, Richard Sherman, and the new-look 49ers hold it down at home in this last-season Inter-Conference showdown. Loss. 3-10.
Week 15 vs. Cleveland
The Cleveland Browns will be infinitely better than they were last season, but they won’t be able to beat a Broncos team that is completely and utterly desperate for a win in this contest. Win. 4-10
Week 16 at Oakland
The Raiders get the regular season split in this Week 16 divisional showdown! It’s that simple. Loss. 5-10.
Week 17 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
If the Chargers have the division wrapped up by this point, the Broncos are the pick to win and finish. If the Bolts need the win to get into the playoffs, they’ll get it. Right now, I’m going with Denver to get the win and regular season split. Win. 6-10.
I’ve got the Broncos winning a modest six games, although I’ll be the first person to admit that they could get one or two more victories depending on how well their defense and Case Keenum both play this coming season. Right now though, I only see six wins coming, mostly because I believe Denver’s once-vaunted defense will never reach the same heights that it did under Wade Phillips. Still, that’s enough to go over their modest 5.5 win total odds.