Above all the Thursday’s Hall of Fame Game serves as the ultimate reprieve for gamblers. After six months without NFL betting, action resumes from Canton, Ohio. There are several good storylines for the game. First, Vic Fangio will Make his Denver Broncos head coaching debut. Second, the Atlanta Falcons begin a potential playoff season after injuries ruined their 2018 season. Quarterback Joe Flacco is another new Bronco. He is the latest signal-caller to try and solve that position in Denver. Former Tampa Bay head man Dirk Koetter takes over the Falcons attack.
Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons
|Date and Time:||Thursday, August 1, 2019, 8 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton, Ohio|
|Broncos vs. Falcons TV Coverage:||NBC|
Broncos vs. Falcons Overview
Above all the Broncos have not been the same since their 2015 Super Bowl championship season. Quarterback Peyton Manning retired after that triumph and Denver has suffered the NFL betting affects. To show the Broncos have gone 6-10 (2018) and 5-11 (2017) the past two years. Enter Vic Fangio as the new head man. New offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello is tasked with jumpstarting a weak attack. By contrast, the Falcons are yet to live down their Super Bowl implosion against New England. Last years injuries and erratic coaching caused a 7-9 campaign. Defensively Atlanta was dreadful.
A Mile High Climb
At the beginning of the season, Denver denies it is rebuilding. Flacco’s arrival was a shot across the bow that the Broncos will at least try for the playoffs. But the Online betting facts are not pretty. Defensively Denver allowed 120 yards per game. Too many times the unit was rendered helpless. Correlate Fangio’s arrival after coordinating Chicago’s top-ranked defensive unit. Bears players were highly complimentary about Fangio’s abilities. Joe Flacco is the fifth Denver quarterback since Manning’s retirement. Scangarello was 49ers quarterback coach and will sort it all out. Tight end Noah Fant brings major height advantage.
Falcons Look to Soar Again
Most important for all is that Matt Ryan remains Atlanta quarterback. Ryan was the one bright spot in what turned out to be a miserable season for the Falcons. The 2016 NFL Most Valuable Player threw for 4924 yards with 35 touchdowns and only eight picks. Former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian couldn’t make his makeshift lineup work. Koetter is a respected offensive mind that will inherit a healthier lineup. Rookie Calvin Ridley caught 64 passes for 10 touchdowns and 821 yards in 2018. As a consequence of poor performance head coach Dan Quinn takes over the defense himself.
Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons Against the Spread
The Broncos are:
9-2 against the spread as preseason road dogs
5-1 over the total as an away dog in preseason
The Falcons are:
4-1 against the spread as a preseason road favorite
3-2 over the total as a preseason road chalk
Broncos vs. Falcons NFL Betting Pick
In this situation, there will be massive substitutions throughout the game. This makes the NFL betting dog the more appealing choice. Denver will want to show well for the new staff.
Broncos vs. Falcons NFL Betting Pick: Denver Broncos
Broncos vs. Falcons NFL Betting Score Prediction: Broncos 17, Falcons 16
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