In what’s arguably the most anticipated contest on the Week 8 NFL slate, the Green Bay Packers’ high-flying offense takes on the Denver Broncos’ rock solid defense in a battle of undefeated teams at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. It’s never easy to stop the 2014 MVP Aaron Rodgers, but the Broncos appear to be up for the test. Denver has been allowing an average of 281.3 total yards per game this season (tops in the NFL) while ranking second in points allowed (17).
- The Packers are 6-0 SU and ATS in their last six games after the bye.
- The Packers are 6-0 SU and 5-1 ATS in their last six games as road favorites in November.
- Denver’s Emmanuel Sanders and DeMarcus Ware have returned to practice after suffering injuries.
The Packers (5-1 ATS) and Broncos (4-2 ATS) haven’t played each other since October of 2011, meaning Sunday’s matchup will be extra interesting to see how Rodgers, one of the top quarterbacks in the game, fares against Peyton Manning – a quarterback who will go down as one of the greatest ever.
If there’s one aspect that’s going to dictate the outcome of this game, it’s on the ground. Denver has been struggling immensely to get anything going in the running game, ranking 30th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (85). That hasn’t been a problem for Green Bay, as star running back Eddie Lacy and serviceable backup James Starks are averaging 127.3 rushing yards per game – the eighth best mark in the league.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Denver Broncos were listed as 3-point underdogs at Bodog and other online Sportsbooks, with the total listed at one point at 43. As of Friday afternoon, the line was at 46.5.
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 24-17 victory for the Broncos. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Green Bay Packers vs Denver Broncos Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Denver Broncos are 6-0 overall and 4-1-1 ATS against the spread, while the Packers are 6-0 and 5-1 ATS. As for the totals, Denver is 2-3-1 on the OU, and Green Bay is 2-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Green Bay injuries news.
It’s a betting matchup between the No. 5-rated Denver Broncos and the No. 4-ranked Green Bay Packers, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds – VSB
Offensively, the game matches up the Denver Broncos No. 14-ranked offense (23.17 PPG) against a Green Bay Packers defense that ranks No. 1 at 16.83 PPG. The Broncos passing attack has averaged 240.83 yards per game, more than the Packers give up through the air (236.5 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Green Bay Packers feature the league’s No. 25-rated road run defense, allowing 133 yards per game. The Denver Broncos, meanwhile, ranks No. 20 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
James Starks went over the 100-yard mark (112) in his team’s latest effort as Green Bay defeated San Diego by a score of 27-20 on Sunday.
Last time we saw the Browns, they had no answer for Ronnie Hillman as the Broncos rolled to a 26-23 victory at FirstEnergy Stadium.
- Green Bay is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
- Green Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Green Bay’s last 5 games
- Green Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Denver is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- Denver is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
- Denver is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Green Bay at Carolina, Sunday, November 8th
Denver at Indianapolis, Sunday, November 8th