When the weather starts getting cold in Denver, Colorado sports betting fans know one thing for sure. The time has finally arrived for the start of the NFL regular season. And for the first time in a long time, Denver Broncos fans might have something to look forward to as the season unfolds. So who are the Broncos playing this week?
Who Are The Broncos Playing This Week?
In Week 1, the Denver Broncos will be traveling to play the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football on ESPN. The game is scheduled to be played at Lumen Field in Seattle, WA. The game will start at 8:15 ET. The line on the game: Denver -6.5 and the over/under is 43.
After going 7-10 last year, the Broncos were clearly a team that needed to make changes if ownership has any intentions of making the playoffs this season. And make a change they did, in the shape of snagging Russell Wilson from their opening game’s opponent. Meanwhile, the Seahawks have got to quickly shake that sinking feeling that comes from losing a player of Wilson’s caliber.
Wilson Move Adds Extra Edge
The Broncos are delighted that they were the team that stole Russell Wilson from this week’s opponents. It will make for a particularly interesting opening to the NFL season on Monday Night Football. With the addition of Wilson, the Broncos are deserving of mention as a Super Bowl contender. The team’s young receivers making the grade is the only concern.
The Seahawks losing Russell Wilson to free agency is something their fans will not soon forget. With all due respect, the move to Geno Smith at QB is a significant downgrade from what Wilson brought to the franchise for so many years. On the plus side, Smith will have two great receivers (Tyler Lockett 1,175 yrds/8 TDs, and DK Metcalf 967 yards/12 TDs) to catch his passes.
Broncos v Seahawks Betting Prediction:
Motivation always plays a role in the NFL. The Seahawks would love to beat the departed Wilson on TV on Monday Night Football. But Wilson may well have the final say on that.
From a betting perspective, the Broncos might be laying too many points as a road favorite. Score Prediction: Denver Broncos 24 – Seattle Seahawks 21.