Action Report: Bettors on Manning and the Broncos versus Colts


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You couldn’t really ask for a better season opener on
Sunday Night Football as Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos
host Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.

The two teams met last season with the Colts winning at home
39-33 and covering as 6-point dogs and snapping the Broncos’
six-game unbeaten run to begin the 2013 campaign.

According to a spokesperson from
Pinnacle Sports
, bettors are supporting Manning and the

“In the much-hyped meeting between former and present-Colts
QBs, bettors like the Broncos, as evidenced by the percentage
of bets as well as our line movements,” Pinnacle’s
spokesperson tells Covers. “Denver opened +120 and
has seen decisive movement, with the market pushing that line
to -106 as of publication.”

Pinnacle’s spokesperson confirms that 66 percent of wagers in
spread markets are behind the Broncos, while 56 percent of
moneyline bets are back them as well.

Perhaps contrary to expectations, bettors are backing the
Under with the marquee quarterbacks taking the field.

“It’s worth noting that despite the reputation of these two
offenses, the totals line of 54.5 has proven intimidating,”
the spokesperson says. “While most NFL games see Over as the
popular choice, this one has proven the exception to the


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