There will be no NFL playoffs bets on the Denver Broncos this season. Or on the Indianapolis Colts. The Broncos will miss the postseason for the second straight year. It’ll be the third year in a row for the Colts. Therefore, their matchup, which could be dubbed the Orange Crushed versus IndyCar Wreck will be one of the last chances to do any American football betting on either team. At this point in time the Broncos hold the fifth pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Orange Crushed versus IndyCar Wreck
- Date: Thursday, 14th December 2017
- Time: 8:30 PM
- Venue: Lucas Oil Stadium
- Sportsbook NFL odds:
Broncos -2 (-110) 41½ (-105)
Colts +2 (-110) 41½ (-115)
Denver snapped eight-game SU and ATS skid
The Broncos snapped an eight-game losing streak. They beat the New York Jets 23-0 on Sunday. It was their first shutout win since 2005. And their first win in 70 days. Though it felt “like 100 years” to QB Trevor Siemian. “This is the kind of game we expected to play against everyone, not just New York,” linebacker Shane Ray said. “Everybody that we play, we should beat them like this. Period. We just haven’t been able to find that formula.” Head coach Vance Joseph’s job seems to be secure though. “He has a very strong relationship with [general manager John] Elway and with [team president] Joe Ellis.”
As mentioned above, Denver was finally able to win and cover the spread. They have just three games left and then it’s until next year for them to have a shot at having some NFL playoff bets placed on them. However, the Broncos are 0-5 ATS and SU in its last five games on the road, and have covered in just one of their last 10 meetings with the Colts.
Indy continues its own SU and ATS losing streak
The Colts lost a fourth straight game. They fell 7-13 to the Bills in overtime. It was a Winter Wonderland. As in, “wonder where red zone is.” Make that the white zone. “Your stride is totally off and you couldn’t see the ground,” tight end Brandon Williams said. “You could barely tell where you were at on the field.” Sunday was a case, as far as the Broncos and Colts are concerned, of the winner actually being the loser. And vice versa. As a matter of fact, “every win now hurts Indianapolis in the race for one of the top picks in next spring’s draft.”
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) December 10, 2017
That’s not to say that the Colts are going to purposefully tank. But no one would blame them if they did. What would be unforgivable, though, is that they continue not covering the spread. Which they have no done in the past three weeks. The fact that there won’t be NFL playoff bets wagered on them doesn’t mean they have to let fans who bet on NFL down like that. And Denver is the perfect opportunity. The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in its last five games when hosting Denver. All of which games Indy has won outright as well.