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New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos: Line and point spread

New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos: Line and point spread The conference championship games are upon us this weekend and today we will begin our preview with the line and point spread on the AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos. The AFC East top team this year, the Patriots finished the regular season with 12-4 record, while the Broncos led by Payton Manning had little problem securing the top accolades of the ADC West with 13-3 record.

 And looking at the odds, money line and point spread on the Sunday's AFC Championship game we find that for the first time in a long while the Pats will not be the favorite team of the odds makers. At the online sportsbook Bookmaker, the Denver Broncos are the clear favorite to win the game and secure a Super Bowl berth with -250 line, while the line on the Patriots is at +210. A slightly more credit has been given to the Pats at another sportsbook, Bovada Sports, where New England is underdog at just +185 and the odds on the Broncos to win the game are -225. One thing the sportsbooks seem to agree on is the spread. The point spread on New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos game is at -5.5 points chalk the Broncos at both bookies and the over-under on the game is at 57 points. Worth noting here is that New England is 1-5 against the spread in its last 6 games on the road and 4-11 against the spread in its last 15 games when playing on the road against the Denver Broncos. Also, the total has gone OVER in 7 of Denver's last 9 games when playing at home against the New England Patriots.

 Injuries could be an issue for the Patriots on Sunday when they travel to face the Denver Broncos. At New England wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins remain questionable for the AFC Championship game, while linebackers Dane Fletcher and Dont'a Hightower, along with running back Shane Vereen and wide receiver Danny Amendola were all upgraded to probable. Patriots linebacker Steve Beauharnais is out for the Sunday game due to illness. Meanwhile at the Broncos, all injuries, including quarterback Payton Manning, were upgraded to probable for the Sunday Championship game, which is set to begin at 3:00pm EST from Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

 Published on 01/18/2014

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