Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Von Miller
Betting odds: Seattle Seahawks at Denver Broncos
- Spread: Broncos -3
- Over/Under: 42.5
- Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
- TV channel: FOX
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Betting market: A whopping 81% of dollars wagered have come down on Denver in this matchup at the time of writing (see live data here).
That explains why this line has ticked off the opener of Broncos -2.5 up to the key number of 3.
Over the past week, some sportsbooks have dropped this number to -2.5, and each time Denver money has showed up to knock it back to -3. — PJ Walsh
Key matchup: It’s obvious, but important: The Broncos’ defensive line will dominate an improved but still very poor Seahawks offensive line. Germain Ifedi vs. Von Miller. Enough said. — Stuckey
Trends to know: Denver comes into this game having won its last six season openers. The Broncos are 38-19-1 (.664) in Week 1, which is the best mark in NFL history.
One theory why: The altitude in Denver gives the Broncos a major home-field advantage early in the season as players are still rounding into shape.
Again, this is just a theory, but I’m not sure it’s factored into the line enough, and a semi-small sample size supports my hypothesis: Since 1980, the Broncos are 28-13-1 against the spread (61%) at home in the first two weeks of the season. — Stuckey