It’s a special Saturday edition of NFL football, and to get your weekend started off right, we’ve got full betting coverage of both games here at The Sports Geek.
To begin, the red-hot Buffalo Bills will head to Mile High Stadium out in Denver to do battle with the fading Broncos. Despite the perceived gap in talent between these two clubs, the spread is not all that high upon first glance. To delve deeper into the line, continue reading below.
Buffalo made a statement last week against Pittsburgh, comfortably disposing of the Steelers. Their defense was good enough despite injuries, while their offense led by Josh Allen and wideout Stefon Diggs, can’t be stopped at the moment.
Denver meanwhile enters with a dismal 5-8 record, and they remain one of the more puzzling teams in the entire league. Drew Lock has been wildly erratic this season, and it remains uncertain which version of the young QB we’ll see on a weekly basis. The Broncos did secure an impressive road victory last time out vs. Carolina, and they could enter with some momentum and optimism for their final three contests.
Keep reading beneath the posted odds for further team news and betting analysis. With the Bills continuing their push for an AFC post-season spot, as well as winning the AFC East – this should be an exciting match-up between two young teams that produce thrilling action. Enjoy the Saturday slate!
Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos Betting Odds:
Buffalo Bills -5.5 (-110)
@ Denver Broncos +5.5 (-110)
Over 49 (-110)
Under 49 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Buffalo Bills vs. Denver Broncos Pick:
Josh Allen should continue his torrid pace in this matchup against a depleted Broncos’ defense. Specifically within their secondary, Denver will again be without A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan. Together that duo form a dominating coverage pairing, but without their presence – the Broncos are prone to deep passing plays.
Buffalo has a talented and diverse group of receivers, all of whom can step up on any given day. Stefon Diggs won’t be able to be covered downfield, while Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis will continually keep the chains moving as well.
Denver will of course try to limit the effectiveness of Buffalo’s passing by blitzing and trying to get all kinds of pressure on Allen. That said, he’s a great running QB and can escape the pocket. Beyond this, Buffalo has solid enough protection, and if they can give Allen a bit of time in the pocket, the scoring could get quite high for Buffalo in this one.
For the Broncos’ attack, it all comes down to which Drew Lock will show up in Week 15. He’s been wildly inconsistent and erratic all season, but is still very prone to giving up crucial turnovers.
Though Lock fared well last week vs. Carolina’s porous secondary, Buffalo is actually pretty solid with coverage in their defensive backfield. Their corners should blanket Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick, while Noah Fant will be heavily relied upon in check-down situations for Lock.
Expect the Bills to be able to successfully get after Lock as well, as Buffalo boasts an aggressive defensive line that should bully and overrun Denver. With limited time, it’s not going to go well for Drew Lock. Mistakes will be made.
While people are predicting a letdown spot for the Bills, with two big games against Miami and New England coming up for the division – this team is built fairly differently than most. They are focused and hungry, and are too talented to have a slip-up here. This number should be more than a touchdown, and the Bills will turn in another solid performance on Saturday evening.