49ers vs Broncos Betting Odds: In the tough AFC West, a 1-2 start could mean an uphill climb for the Broncos to make the playoffs. Although Russell Wilson has owned the 49ers; the week three spread shows the Broncos as home dogs.
- Game: San Francisco 49ers (1-1) at Denver Broncos (1-1)
- Location: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
- Television: NBC
Niners Bring Powerful Defense to Face Nemesis Wilson
He may be in a different uniform but San Francisco is fully aware of the success that new Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has had against them. Wilson is 16-4 in his career against San Francisco, so they’ll need that top-ranked defense to come through if they expect to leave Denver with a win.
Head Coach Kyle Shanahan is also trying to improve on his 2-8 record against the 9-time bowler. The game plan should be exactly what it was for the Houston Texas, forcing Wildon to be uncomfortable early and then hang at the end with their terrific defense.
In the first two weeks of the season, opponents were held to fewer than 200 total yards, the first time that’s been done since Carolina in 2017. Jimmy Garoppolo will get the start at quarterback in place of the injured Trey Lance. Garoppolo has the chance to show the rest of the league that his shoulder is 100% if the Niners decide they want to try and deal him again. TE George Kittle is expected to make his season debut after missing the first two games with a groin NFL injury report.
Sloppy Broncos Must get Sharper, Open up Offense More
Continuing our 49ers vs Broncos betting odds preview: Many think that rookie head coach Nathaniel Hackett is holding the offense back. Being too careful and when he does show signs of tapping into what should be a dynamic offense, there are too many miscues to build trust. This is the first week those whispers have become loud and clear so expect Denver to move the chains by throwing the ball downfield more.
Denver needs to be sharper mentally. Penalties and red zone blunders have cost this team a 2-0 start. It will be a homecoming for tackle D,J, Jones, and CB K’Waun Williams who used to play in Denver. From a betting perspective, Denver hopes to turn around an 0-2 ATS start. Over the last two years, they are just 8-11 ATS, -338 units. At home, they’ve still lost 37 units for bettors but their 5-5 NFL week 3 spread record gives more confidence than their 3-6 ATS road record does,
Sunday Night Football in Denver Should Give Broncos Boost
The Broncos opened as -2.5 points favorites, but the public quickly gave their opinion driving this number to the Niners being a slight road favorite (-1.5). Over 60 % of the consensus tickets written are backing San Francisco, while 68% of the money is showing why the bookmakers were compelled to move the number.
Even 68% of all parlay cards have the Niners featured. Needless to say, the books need the Broncos chance of making playoffs. To conclude our 49ers vs Broncos betting odds preview, our official selection on the game is to back the home team plus the points.
The team that owns the highest percentage of bets is just 10-22, -1415 units on the year. In what is a sample that goes back 10 seasons, San Fran is just 2-8 ATS in week three. They’ve been a tough wager to rely on because not only have they produced a 57-71-3 ATS mark since 2014, but they’ve rotated profitable seasons for the last six years.Follow us on Twitter