At the onset of the new Vic Fangio era, Denver is looking to turn the page. Since their 2015 Super Bowl season and Peyton Manning’s retirement quarterback has been a perpetual problem. But with the arrival of Baltimore reject Joe Flacco NFL betting hopes have been renewed in the Mile High City. Fangio is the celebrated defensive coordinator from the Chicago Bears. His credibility is most welcome for a Denver unit that is no longer the Orange Crush. In like manner, San Francisco is eager to start 2019. Few teams flopped as badly as the 49ers last year.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Denver Broncos
|Date and Time:||Monday, August 19, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Broncos Stadium, Denver, Colorado|
|Saints vs. Chargers TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Broncos Busted in Opener
Last week the Broncos suffered a 14-22 NFL betting loss at Seattle. Denver was slightly outgained 298-301. Joe Flacco (3-4, 19 YDS, 84.4 RTG) saw limited action. Namely raw rookie Drew Lock (17-28, 180 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT, 76.5 RTG) showed promise. Lock was sacked three times. Kevin Hogan (3-7, 27 YDS, 53.9 RTG) was not as impressive. Additionally, wide receiver David Williams (5 REC, 36 YDS) was the top target. Running back Royce Freeman (3 ATT, 49 YDS) caught eyes. Fangio’s defense had mixed results. On the whole, the game revealed little as far as 2019 prospects.
Niners Strike Gold Against Dallas
Contrarily the 49ers posted a 17-9 online wagering home payout over the Cowboys. San Francisco outgained Dallas 339-294 in total yards. Of great concern was that the 49ers were flagged for a whopping 18 penalties for 216 yards. Quarterback CJ Beathard (13-17, 141 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT, 95.5 RTG) saw most of the action for San Francisco. Additionally, Nick Mullens (11-17, 105 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT, 76.8 RTG) got a good look. Deebo Samuel (2 REC, 61 YDS) was targeted four times. Rookie Austin Walter (13 ATT 38 YDS, 5 REC, 32 YDS) was featured all night.
49ers vs. Broncos Betting Trends
San Francisco is:
3-7-1 against the spread as a preseason road dog
4-3 over the total as an exhibition road dog
2-7 vs. the odds in preseason games with the Broncos
2-3 under the total in preseason action with Denver
4-10-1 against the spread as home chalk in preseason
3-5 under the total as an exhibition home chalk
6-3 against the odds in home preseason games with the 49ers
3-1 over the total at home in preseason vs. San Francisco
49ers vs. Broncos NFL Betting Picks
In this situation, the 49ers and Broncos are on a quest for NFL betting redemption. Indeed the 2018 season was a nightmare for both teams. San Francisco suffered the humiliation of being a hyped-up team that was not ready for prime time. On the other hand, the Broncos have flopped around ever since Manning departed. While Flacco brings the potential for stability he has not been top tier for the past few years. As a result, Denver will spend preseason trying to develop a good supporting cast to enhance his abilities.
NFL Betting Pick: San Francisco 49ers
NFL Betting Score Prediction: Broncos 27, 49ers 20
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