Broncos vs. Eagles Offshore Betting: Prodigal Sunday?

August 30th, 2019 NFL Football, Offshore Betting

There is a slight probability that the Denver Broncos vs. Philadelphia Eagles offshore betting matchup could see the return of Brock Osweiler as the former’s starting quarterback. Osweiler’s saga is not unlike the Parable of the Prodigal Son. The son’s hubris leads him to squander his birthright, which forces him to become a swineherd, or, in Osweiler’s case, fourth-stringer in the Cleveland Browns. Repentant, he returns to his father’s house intent on becoming no more than a hired servant, which is pretty much what Osweiler is now in Denver. All that remains to be seen is whether John Elway finally relents and slaughters the ‘fattened calf,’ as it were.

  • Date: Sunday, 5th November
  • Time: 1:05 PM
  • Venue: Lincoln Financial Field

Sportsbook odds:

Broncos +8 (-110) 44 (-110)

Eagles -8 (-110) 44 (-110)

Trevor Siemian

The Broncos are 0-3 SU and ATS in Trevor Siemian’s last three starts under center, including a 19-29 loss to the Chiefs on Monday. As a result of this losing streak, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports, Denver is considering a QB shakeup.

Head coach Vance Joseph remained cautions immediately after the loss. “I’m going to watch the film [Monday] night and [Tuesday], like most coaches would do, and see,” Joseph said. “I’m not sure, I’m not sure, but losing three games in a row, and having five turnovers [Monday] — anything’s possible.’” According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s sources, Paxton Lynch would be Siemian’s most likely successor, but Rapoport also reports that Lynch, having practiced just three times since his shoulder injury, is not currently being considered for the spot.

The Broncos have been allocated their biggest offshore betting spread as underdogs since 2011, and are 3-14 SU and 6-11 ATS in as dogs of 7.5 points or more since 2000.

The best thing that could have happened to Jay Ajayi?

Sportsball pundits are debating who the loser is in the trade that sent running back Jay Ajayi to the Eagles in exchange for a 2018 fourth round pick.


It’s safe to assume, however, that a winner is Ajayi, who suddenly finds himself a member of the hottest team in the NFL right now. Sure, he’ll have to compete with the likes of LeGarrette Blount for a starting spot, but still, it’s not unreasonable, at this juncture in time, to think that a ring may be in it for the 24-year-old. It’s not like that Eagles offense, all things considered, needs help; Philly is averaging 32.3 points in the last four games, including 33 against the Niners on Sunday, which saw the Eagles extend their SU winning streak to six games and their ATS winning streak to five.

The total has gone over in five of the Eagles’ eight regular season games; it has gone under only against low-scoring teams such as the Redskins, the Cardinals, and the aforementioned 49ers, so it’s also safe to assume that against Broncos, who are averaging fewer than 10 points in three games since returning from their bye, and whose strongest suit continues to be their defense, the offshore betting will go under as well.

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