By Marcus Mosher | | 5 mins
Broncos vs Giants Picks & Week 1 NFL Betting Preview
The Broncos and the Giants have both missed the playoffs for multiple season, but both teams believe they made the right moves this offseason to compete in their respective conferences. In Week 1, they face off as the Broncos will travel to New Jersey to take on the Giants. Both teams are incredibly strong on defense, but as usual, the quarterback position remains a massive question mark for both sides.
With both teams having a difficult schedule this season, it’s vital they get off to a fast start. But who should you be betting on in Week 1? Here is everything NFL betting fans need to know about Broncos vs Giants odds.
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Broncos vs. Giants Key Matchups
Giants LT Andrew Thomas vs. Broncos EDGE Von Miller: The Giants are counting on Thomas to take a step in Year 2, but he will be challenged in Week 1 against a fresh Von Miller.
Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy vs. Giants CB James Bradberry: The Giants have a Pro Bowl cornerback in Bradberry, but who does he cover in Week 1 between Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy?
Broncos TE Noah Fant vs. Giants FS Jabril Peppers: The Broncos have weapons all over the field, so how will the Giants matchup with Fant in the middle of the field? Expect Peppers to draw that assignment early.
5 Key Broncos vs. Giants Stats
- Broncos lost 5 of their last 6 games to finish the 2020 season.
- Giants have failed to cover the spread in 7 of their last 8 games against AFC opponents.
- The under has hit in seven straight games for the Giants
- Broncos have lost 4 of their last 5 road games
- Giants have lost 12 of their last 15 games in September
Broncos vs. Giants Player Prop To Consider
Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy, to score a TD
Odds: +190 on DraftKings
One of the big winners of Teddy Bridgewater being named the starting quarterback is Jerry Jeudy, who developed a strong connection with his quarterback during camp. Jeudy is a precise route runner and Bridgewater can deliver the ball to him accurately and on time. Look for Jeudy to explode in Week 1 with Courtland Sutton still not quite fully healthy.
Broncos vs. Giants Moneyline
The Broncos are historically one of the league’s best teams when it comes to early-season matchups. However, that mostly only matters when they are playing in Denver in the altitude. But will they have the same success on the road?
Considering it is Week 1, it’s tough to pick against a home underdog, especially when you consider that both teams failed to even win eight games last year. And when you factor in the value, it makes it all the easier to take the Giants. We like the Giants to upset the Broncos at +140 at DraftKings as one of our favorite underdog NFL picks of the weekend.
Broncos vs. Giants Point Spread
If you are considering taking the Giants on the moneyline, you should think about betting them on the point spread. While the odds and payouts are lower, the extra 3 points that the Giants are getting at most sportsbooks and betting apps makes this appealing.
The Broncos are starting a new quarterback in Teddy Bridgewater and they’ve never been a strong road team to open the year. Add on the fact that they have several key guys coming off injuries and they are easy to fade in Week 1.
The Giants also have an underrated defense and could easily hold the Broncos under 20 points. Early on in the season, you’ll see several NFL spreads with home underdogs. This is a good time to jump on the value as we really don’t know which teams are good and bad yet. That’s why we like the Giants + 3 BetMGM as this projects to be a very tight contest.
Broncos vs. Giants Totals
Believe it or not, the Giants finished inside of the top-10 in scoring defense last season, giving up just 22 points per game. They’ve somehow managed to improve their defensive roster this year, adding players such as Adoree Jackson and Azeez Ojulari. This should be a really good unit again and the Broncos certainly don’t have the look of a high-powered offense.
This is likely to be a defensive struggle, with the winning team probably scoring in the low 20s. Be sure to check out your favorite betting sites for the best odds, but we like the Under 42.5 at FanDuel.
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