Sports Betting Spotlight: Denver Broncos 2017 season preview

The Review-Journal’s Todd Dewey, handicapper Kelly Stewart (@KellyInVegas) and CG Technology sports book vice-president Matthew Holt preview the Broncos’ season in the 32nd of a series of 32 NFL team videos in 32 days.

Denver finished 9-7 last season overall and against the spread.

The Broncos boast arguably the NFL’s best defense, which features linebacker Von Miller and cornerback Aqib Talib. They were the only team in the league to allow less than 200 passing yards per game last season and finished fourth in scoring defense (18.6 ppg).

Denver features wide receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders and running backs C.J. Anderson and Jamaal Charles, but has a big question mark at quarterback in starter Trevor Siemian.

The Broncos also face the NFL’s most difficult schedule, taking on eight 10-win teams.

Denver’s 2017 season win total is 8 (Under minus-123).

Odds are subject to change.

2017 Sports Betting Spotlight schedule*

Aug. 11: Pittsburgh Steelers

Aug. 12: Tennessee Titans

Aug. 13: Indianapolis Colts

Aug. 14: Cleveland Browns

Aug. 15: Cincinnati Bengals

Aug. 16: Jacksonville Jaguars

Aug. 17: Baltimore Ravens

Aug. 18: Houston Texans

Aug. 19: Chicago Bears

Aug. 20: New Orleans Saints

Aug. 21: Atlanta Falcons

Aug. 22: Minnesota Vikings

Aug. 23: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Aug. 24: Carolina Panthers

Aug. 25: Detroit Lions

Aug. 26: Green Bay Packers

Aug. 27: San Francisco 49ers

Aug. 28: New York Giants

Aug. 29: Washington Redskins

Aug. 30: Dallas Cowboys

Aug. 31: Seattle Seahawks

Sept. 1: Los Angeles Rams

Sept. 2: Philadelphia Eagles

Sept. 3: Arizona Cardinals

Sept. 4: Oakland Raiders

Sept. 5: Buffalo Bills

Sept. 6: Kansas City Chiefs

Sept. 7: New England Patriots

Sept. 8: New York Jets

Sept. 9: Miami Dolphins

Sept. 10: Los Angeles Chargers

Sept. 11: Denver Broncos

*Schedule is subject to change

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