Football: Denver Broncos favorite against the Packers
Betting preview and point
spread for the Monday night football game between the Green Bay
Packers and the Denver Broncos.
8 of NFL will close with the Monday night football game between
the Green Bay Packers (5-1) and the Denver Broncos
(3-3). There is plenty of opportunity for the bettor in this
game, especially when he Broncos are favored by the odds makers.
At the betting website
Bodog Sports the Broncos are
listed with odds -170 and the Packers are underdog with odds
+150 on winning the game on Monday. The point spread for the
Green Bay Packers vs. Denver Broncos game is sitting at -3
points chalk the Broncos and the total is posted at 42.5 points.
Betting trends show that Green Bay is 5-1-1 against the spread
in its last 7 games and Denver is 1-7 against the spread in its
last 8 games. The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5
games when playing Green Bay. The last time these two football
teams met (December 2003), the Packers won 31-3.
In the well-rested Green Bay camp the main
weapon will again be Brett Favre, who is mainly responsible for
the team's leading position in the NFC North, ahead of the
Lions, Bears and the struggling Vikings. The Packers are leading
the NFC North in offense and defense, but are trailing behind
every team in the NFL in rushing. But Favre just became the NFL
career leader in touchdown passes and attempts and will play
against the Bronco's 20th overall defense with 340.8 yards
allowed per game, so weather permitting, it will be a passing
game by the Packers this Monday. In Denver Jay Cutler is
improving with every game he plays, helping the team to the
biggest NFL upset last week against the Steelers, beating
Pittsburgh 31-28. Cutler was 22-out-of-29 for 248 yards last
week and will give the Packers really hard time on Monday night.
What may prevent this game from going
against the bookies is the number of injuries in the Green Bay's
team. Questionable in the Packers for Week 8 remain wide
receiver Ruvell Martin, DE Cullen Jenkins and day-to-day were
running backs Vernand Morency and DeShawn Wynn, DE Mike
Montgomery, and CB Charles Woodson. And coach Mike McCarthy said
that he will wait until gameday to decide if the new Packers
receiver Koren Robinson will play. The Broncos will play without
wide receiver Javon Walker (knee) and RB Travis Henry is
questionable for Week 8. CB Dre' Bly and TE Tony Scheffler are
with 50-50 chance to join the team on Monday night.