The Denver Broncos have been, sports betting-wise, very unreliable as of late, and it has everything to do with the offense, which failed to produce any points against the Chargers on Sunday, leading to the franchise’s first shutout loss since George Bush was president – and not even W., but H.W. starting QB Trevor Siemian went 25-of-35 for 207 passing yards, with a lost fumble and one pick, while Denver crossed the 50-yard line just one time in their first 10 possessions of the game and punted eight times. Monsignor, that dog won’t hunt against the hated Kansas City Chiefs.
— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 26, 2017
- Date: Monday, 30th October
- Time: 8:35 PM
- Venue: Arrowhead Stadium
- Sportsbook Odds:
Broncos +7 (-105) 43 (-110) +269
Chiefs -7 (-115) 43 (-110) -333
Head coach Vance Joseph will, in spite of the Broncos’ neutered offense, go ahead with Siemian under center. “Absolutely, he’s our quarterback. It’s not what I’ve seen from Trevor, it’s the entire unit,” Joseph said. “He can’t play well if he’s not being protected in certain spots [Siemian has been sacked 22 times]. Now he hasn’t been perfect, either, he can play better, absolutely, but it’s not a Trevor problem, it’s a unit problem.” Denver is 1-3 SU and ATS in the last four games and 0-2 SU and ATS on the road this season. The Broncos are, additionally, 2-6-2 ATS in their last 10 Monday games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games, and 3-1-1 against the sports betting spread in their last five games on grass.
On the plus side, they 19-6 SU in their last 25 games following a loss, 6-2 ATS in their last eight trips to Kansas City, the underdog is 5-1 ATS in their last six matchups, and the road team is 6-1 ATS in their last seven encounters. “I have to play better; it starts with me,” Siemian said, but does it really? We mentioned above that Coach Joseph would stick with Siemian, but that may not be by choice. Paxton Lynch is injured, leaving, as Siemian’s backup, none other than, of all people, Brock Osweiler. Brock Osweiler? That must be some kind of cruel, practical joke, but who is it on? So Joseph is rendered choiceless as far as passing goes, but what about running?
Running back CJ Anderson believes, according to the Denver Post, that the Broncos offense starts, not with Siemian, but with the ground attack, and Joseph agrees. “That’s the quarterback’s best friend,” the coach said. “When you run the football, you control the game and you can dictate to the defense.” Denver better start coming up with points one way or the other; prior to being shutout, they scored just 10 against each the Giants and the Raiders, making it anything but a shock that the total went under on all three occasions. When the Broncos visited Kansas last season, the Chiefs beat them 33-10 and covered the sports betting spread while they were at it. Monday seems like it’ll be a case of history repeating.