At the onset of the announcement that Vance Joseph would become Denver head coach was a perplexed response. “That’s the best you can come up with,” was the angry reaction of Broncos fans. Sadly, for Joseph, Denver’s NFL betting results since he took over have not inspired confidence. As a matter of fact, the pitchforks are out for both Joseph and team president John Elway. Accordingly, Elway is blamed for not filling holes that followed the Broncos Super Bowl championship and Peyton Manning’s retirement. In the same way speculation is over the top that Elway will fire Joseph soon.
Denver Broncos vs. Arizona Cardinals
Date and Time: Thursday, October 18, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Broncos||-1 (-115)||42 (-111)|
|Cardinals||+1 (-105)||42 (-109)|
Broncos vs. Cardinals TV Coverage: FOX
Denver is 2-4 straight up with just one payout and four consecutive losses. Along the same lines the Broncos have gone under the total in four of their six games. Cause by the arrival of quarterback Case Keenum was hope that the Broncos would show improvement. However, that has not been the case at all. To illustrate the Broncos rank 26th in the NFL for scoring offense. Additionally, the Denver defense ranks 27th overall in the NFL. In the same way the Broncos rank dead last in the league for rush defense.
More emphatically Keenum has been off the mark all season. Consider his 80.5 rating with seven touchdowns and eight interceptions. Commencing with such numbers is the realization why Minnesota was glad to let him go.
Arizona is just 1-5 straight up but has lost just two games vs. the line. To bring to light the betting public is not enamored with the Cardinals. As a result, the oddsmakers know that and sweeten the pot on the price. Thus, Arizona brings enhanced wagering value as a result. The Cards rank last in the NFL for total offense but 13th for scoring defense.
Stats to Consider
Denver has been a weak NFL betting value as a road chalk recently. For example, the Broncos have paid in just four of their last 11 games laying points on the road. Three of their last four in that role have gone over the total. Balanced against that is Arizona’s strong board value when getting points at home. Fashion the Cardinals record of just six losses vs. the line in their last 20 games as a host pup. Four of their last six in that situation have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Denver has dominated this offshore betting series against Arizona. For example, the Broncos have won and covered five of their last six against the Cardinals. And the last seven meetings between these teams have gone over the total. Also, the Broncos have won and covered three of their last four visits to Arizona. The last three of those matchups have gone over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Arizona has proven to be the superior NFL betting value in this matchup. As mentioned earlier they bring value as a home dog. While the Broncos are a weak road chalk. Accordingly, Denver is a mess both on the board and on the field. To be exact this may be Joseph’s last game as coach.
Broncos vs. Cardinals NFL Betting Odds Pick
In conclusion Arizona is a live home dog against reeling Denver.
Broncos vs. Cardinals NFL Betting Online Pick: Arizona Cardinals
Broncos vs. Cardinals NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Cardinals 21, Broncos 17
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