Expectations have descended on the Denver Broncos. They saw a two-win bump in their season-long win total and climbing point spreads for their upcoming games. In steps lauded rookie Patrick Surtain II, who fills in for an injured Ronald Darby. The defensive secondary is seemingly infinitely deep– a secondary that’s chomping at the bits to get a piece of Week 2’s foe, Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars.
Below, you can find Denver Broncos odds for 2021. Included is a weekly outlook, odds for every game this season, futures, and more.
Denver Broncos Week 2 odds
Broncos betting news
Denver Broncos futures odds
Broncos Super Bowl odds and other futures markets 2021
|Current Odds||Preseason Odds|
|Broncos odds to win Super Bowl LVI||+5000||+5000|
|Broncos odds to win AFC||+2800||+2500|
|Broncos odds to win AFC West||+650||+600|
|Broncos odds to make playoffs||-120||+110|
|Denver Broncos win total||10.5 (-110)||8.5 (-130)|
Broncos prop bets
Prop bets are based on individual performance, typically surrounding players. Noah Fant was a popular target for prop betting this past season as the young tight end continued to emerge. In the Broncos’ Week 1 matchup against the Tennessee Titans, Fant had a projected receiving total of 35.5 yards. That game, he hauled in a team-leading 81 yards, giving those who bet the over on his receiving prop the win.
Search below for Denver Broncos team or player props currently being offered at sportsbooks. You can also look around at other teams and players using this tool. Happy shopping!
Denver Broncos 2021 schedule and betting odds
|Week||Date||Opponent||Kickoff Time||Opening Line|
|Week 1||Sunday, Sept. 12||at New York Giants||4:25 p.m. ET||Broncos -1.5|
|Week 2||Sunday, Sept. 19||at Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 3||Sunday, Sept. 26||vs. New York Jets||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 4||Sunday, Oct. 3||vs. Baltimore Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 5||Sunday, Oct. 10||at Pittsburgh Steelers||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 6||Sunday, Oct. 17||vs. Las Vegas Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 7||Thursday, Oct. 21||at Cleveland Browns||8:20 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 8||Sunday, Oct. 31||vs. Washington Football Team||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 9||Sunday, Nov. 7||at Dallas Cowboys||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 10||Sunday, Nov. 14||vs. Philadelphia Eagles||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 12||Sunday, Nov. 28||vs. LA Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 13||Sunday, Dec. 5||at Kansas City Chiefs||1 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 14||Sunday, Dec. 12||vs. Detroit Lions||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 15||Sunday, Dec. 19||vs. Cincinnati Bengals||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 16||Sunday, Dec. 26||at Las Vegas Raiders||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 17||Sunday, Jan. 2||at LA Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||OTB|
|Week 18||Sunday, Jan. 9||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||4:25 p.m. ET||OTB|
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How to bet on the Denver Broncos
The moneyline is the simplest of bets, decided by the straight-up winner and loser of each game. Consider the following example:
- Broncos +310
- Packers -185
The Broncos are considered heavy underdogs in this matchup (indicated by +310), paying out $410 total for a $100 bet ($310 in winnings). The Packers are the underdog in this matchup, requiring a $185 bet to win $100 (plus the initial bet back). How much either team wins or loses by does not matter in moneyline betting, the payout remains the same.
Betting on the point spread is determinant on how many points a team wins or loses by. Take the following example:
- Broncos +6.5 (-110)
- Buccaneers -6.5 (-110)
In this example, Tampa Bay is favored by 6.5 points, indicated by “-6.5.” If the Bucs win the game 27-20, the Bucs (-6.5) win the bet and would have a total payout of $19.09 on a $10 bet ($9.09 in profit). If the Broncos keep the game within seven and lose 23-17, the Broncos (+6.5) would win, and the payout would be the same as listed above.
Point total (over/under)
The point total refers to the over/under line set by books. This number projects the total number of points scored in a game and, like prop betting, is bet whether one thinks the score will go over or under the set point total. For example, the Broncos’ Week 11 matchup with the Dolphins had a projected point total of 43.5 points. Denver won that game 20-13, resulting in just 33 points. Those who bet under the point total that game would have cashed out.
The Broncos often struggled offensively in 2020, giving their games a lower projected point total. Typical Broncos games say over/unders between 42 and 46 points, sometimes dipping as low as 39 points. Moving forward to 2021 should see a similar trend in projected point totals barring an unforeseen emergence of Drew Lock.
In-play and live betting
Sometimes, the most thrilling and rewarding bets are bets made while games are being played. These are referred to as live bets or in-play bets. Odds are ever-changing during games, which would prove to be fruitful for sharp and prepared bettors. For example, if the Broncos (-205) were heavily favored against the Falcons (+140) before kickoff, a payout on a $10 bet on the Broncos to win would win just $4.88.
However, say the Broncos fell to a big 17-3 deficit in the first half despite controlling the overall game (due to a costly turnover or special teams gaffe). Odds may swing in favor of the Falcons, who may be a -110 favorite at halftime. Taking the Broncos to come back and win the game could present plus-odds (say, +130). Should a bettor take Denver (+130) at halftime and the Broncos pull off the comeback, winners would win $13 instead of $4.88 (plus the initial $10 bet).
This could also be an effective way to “hedge” your bet; say a bettor took the Falcons (+140) in that game, but Denver jumps out to a 16-0 first quarter lead and is controlling the overall feel of the game, bettors could hedge by throwing some money down on Denver (-255) to return some of the inevitably-lost bet.
Parlays and teasers
You can always string bets together in the form of parlays or teasers. Usually during busy Sundays, bettors can parlay several teams to win or cover against the spread and if all bets are successful, the payouts are multiplied. Teasers function similarly, except they allow bettors to move each point spread to a more favorable line in exchange for diminished odds.
Broncos 2020 recap
Record ATS: 9-7
Over/under record: 8-8
A strong defense wasn’t enough to overcome an offense that, at times, looked completely incompetent. It wasn’t always Denver’s fault– at one point, they had no active quarterbacks on their roster due to COVID-19 contact tracing and they had to promote a practice squad receiver to play the position. However, even when Lock was behind center, he proved to be mistake prone and occasionally incapable of moving the football.
The Broncos were able to keep themselves in games compared to what oddsmakers projected often thanks to their sturdy defense and methodical way of moving the ball. Their first two games saw Denver covering the spread (against Tennessee and Pittsburgh) and they were even able to upset the Dolphins outright.
Broncos 2021 offseason moves
Re-signings: S Justin Simmons (four years, $65 million), DT Shelby Harris (three years, $27 million), Tim Patrick (one year, $3.4 million), LB A.J. Johnson (second-round tender), S Kareem Jackson (one year, $5 million)
Free agent losses: AJ Bouye (to Panthers)
Free agent signings: CB Ronald Darby (three years, $30 million), Kyle Fuller (one year, $9.5 million), T Cameron Fleming (one year, $1.8 million), QB Teddy Bridgwater (three years, $63 million)
Draft picks: CB Patrick Surtain II, RB Javonte Williams, LB Baron Browning, S Caden Stearns, S Jamar Johnson, WR Seth Williams