This week 12 Sunday Night Football game was the highlight of the year before the season started. Then the decline of future hall-of-famer Peyton Manning unraveled in front of our very own eyes. Now we will see the New England Patriots face the leagues top defense quarterbacked by an untested fourth-year QB.
Broncos head-coach Gary Kubiak has ruled Manning out for the next two games as the aging quarterback deals with a painful partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. The lingering injury has exasperated his worst season and triggered a possible departure from Denver or retirement to pursue a front-office gig.
A Closer Look At How To Bet The New England Patriots Vs Denver Broncos NFL Thanksgiving Week 3-point Spread
The NFL week 12 betting spread favors New England -3 points. If the odds stay the same, the moneyline should make New England around a -150 to -175 favorite. The Over/Under is going to be less than what handicappers would expect in a game between the Pats and the Broncos. Expect a total of around 44.5 to 45.5 points.
What: New England Patriots (10-0) at Denver Broncos (8-2)
When: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Denver, CO
Stadium: Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Weather: 43° F | Decreasing Cloudiness
Spread: Patriots -3
Moneyline: New England -170 vs Denver +150
Game Total: 45
Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Listen: New England vs Denver
Bet The New England Patriots -5.5 Because…
Angry Tom cannot be stopped.
New England’s offense is just too good for Denver’s defense to stop. Even without Julian Edelmen who suffered a season ending injury a couple of games ago, New England’s offense is still plenty powerful. The reason is because of QB Tom Brady.
Brady has locked up the NFL MVP award unless someone goes crazy from now until Week 7. Brady has thrown for 24 touchdowns to only 3 interceptions. He’s passed for over 3,000 yards and he’s completing over 64% of his passes. TE Rob Gronkowski, Brady’s favorite target, is unstoppable. Denver could be in for a long night if they can’t get to Brady with 4 rushers.
Bet The Denver Broncos +5.5 Because…
Last week, the Bills showed the world how to slow down Brady a plan the better Broncos D can replicate.
QB Brock Osweiler can take apart an overrated New England secondary. Peyton doesn’t have an injury that will absolutely keep him off the field, but why make it worse when Osweiler is looking so good?
Osweiler threw for 250 yards when completing 20 out of 25 passes. He threw 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in his first start against Chicago. He’s an extremely talented quarterback who has learned some tricks under Peyton “Yoda” Manning. This Sunday, Osweiler is ready to perform his best Luke Skywalker against the team that everybody has pegged to win the Super Bowl this season.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
New England has been impervious to injuries so far in 2015. Things will change against Denver. Without Edelman, Denver has the capability of double teaming Rob Gronkowski. If they don’t want to do that, they can play a zone and just rush 4 against Brady. On offense, Osweiler should continue his hot streak. Denver wins outright.