NFL: Buffalo Bills vs Denver Broncos, Monday Night Football betting preview

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NFL: Buffalo Bills vs Denver Broncos, Monday Night Football betting preview

The Buffalo Bills and Denver Broncos came into this season with hopes of making the playoffs and potentially competing for a spot in the AFC championship game. Heading into week 10, the Bills are in danger of missing the playoffs, and the Broncos are trying to stay in the playoff hunt, barely hanging on with a 3-5 record. Over the last few weeks, the Bills have struggled. But the Broncos won their last two games. This game could have a big impact on the AFC postseason picture. The loser will probably have a tough time making the playoffs.

Quick Take

  • Loser of this game could miss the playoffs
  • Have the Broncos turned their season around?
  • Buffalo Bills the betting favourites

Game details

The Buffalo Bills will play against the Denver Broncos on November 13 in Buffalo. This is a Monday Night Football game. The Bills are the betting favourites heading in on NFL betting sites. They have -476 odds to win on BetMGM. The Broncos are decent underdogs at +290 ahead of the matchup. The Bills have a 5-4 record so far. The Broncos have a 3-5 record. 

The spread for this game is 7.5. The Bills are -7.5, and the Broncos are +7.5. The total for the game is over/under 47 points. The Bills are averaging 26.7 points per game, fifth best in the NFL. The Broncos are 16th with 21.5 ppg. The last time these teams played each other was in 2020, so this will be the first meeting between Josh Allen and Russell Wilson as a member of the Broncos.

Will the Broncos pick up another upset win?

The Broncos’ week 8 win over the Kansas City Chiefs was one of the most shocking upsets so far this NFL season. The Broncos beat the Chiefs 24-9 in Denver. A win like that can lead to a lot of questions. Have the Broncos figured out how to win games with Russell Wilson at quarterback? Did the Chiefs have a bad game? Are the Broncos better than we thought? These are tough questions to answer, but they will be answered over the next few weeks. One thing is for sure, if the Broncos can find a way to hold the Chiefs to nine points, they can slow down Josh Allen and the Bills.

After allowing 70 points to the Miami Dolphins, you might assume this should be an easy game for the Bills. That does not look likely because the Broncos have been trending upwards while the Bills are heading the other way. The Broncos won their last two games. And not only did the Broncos hold the Chiefs to nine points in their week 8 victory, they also held the Chiefs to 19 points in week six and the Packers to 17 points in week seven. This game will be a good test to determine whether or not the team has started to turn their season around.

Can the Bills be trusted?

The Buffalo Bills lost three of their last five games. One to the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, and Jacksonville Jaguars. They now have more losses, four, than they had during the entire 2022-2023 season. They finished last season with a 13-3 record. If you were ever going to put money down on the Bills, this looks like the game despite their struggles. This is as close to a must-win game as you will find in week 10 of the NFL season.

After the Bills play the Broncos, they are scheduled to play against the New York Jets in week 11, Philadelphia Eagles in week 12, Chiefs in week 14, Dallas Cowboys in week 15, and then the Los Angeles Chargers, Patriots, and Dolphins to finish the season. That is a tough schedule. If the Bills lose to the Broncos, they will fall to 5-5. And with this upcoming schedule, that could be the nail in the coffin for their season. The Bills must win this game to keep themselves in playoff contention, and they know that better than anyone.