Broncos vs. 49ers Point Spread: NFL Week 14 Odds, Prediction

Charlie Grant | Updated Dec 05, 2018

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The playoff hopes of the Denver Broncos took a major blow this week before even taking field against the San Francisco 49ers.

Denver
6-10
AT
December 09, 2018, 4:05 PM ET
Levi's Stadium
Pointspread -3.5 +100
Moneyline -175
Over / Under o +45.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

Pointspread +3.5 -120
Moneyline +150
Over / Under u +45.5

89%

Betting Action

11%

The 6-6 Broncos will have to chase a potential postseason berth without two of their most important playmakers.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Sports Interaction opened this line with the Broncos listed as 5.5-point road favourites but the spread dropped to 4.5 by midweek. Denver is one of the hottest teams against the spread in the NFL entering Week 14. The club is 6-1 ATS in its last seven games and 4-0 in its last four away matchups.

The 49ers, meanwhile, are as cold as ice. San Fran is coming off back-to-back blowout losses to the Seattle Seahawks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Niners are 1-5 against the number over their last six games and 2-10 straight up on the season.

The total for this contest opened at 44 but has been bet up 1.5 points to 45.5. The Under is 4-0 in Denver’s last four games and 4-2 in San Francisco’s last six matchups.

About 94 percent of bettors are backing the Broncos to cover as 4.5-point favourites while 71 percent expect this game to go Over the 45.5-point total.

Denver Broncos

Leading receiver Emmanuel Sanders is out for the year for Denver. Sanders tore his Achilles during Wednesday’s practice according to team reports. The 31-year-old is leading the team in receptions (71), receiving yards (868) and TD catches (4) in his ninth pro season.

His absence hurts even more considering the Broncos shipped wideout Demaryrius Thomas to the Houston Texans at the NFL trade deadline.

Sanders isn’t the only key contributor who recently joined the team IR. Three-time Pro Bowl defensive back Chris Harris Jr. broke a bone in his leg during last weekend’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

San Francisco 49ers

Kyle Shanahan’s reputation as an offensive guru has taken a bit of a beating during his first two years in the Bay Area. San Francisco moves the ball relatively well (15th in the league in yards per game) but it struggles mightily getting the ball past the goal line.

The 49ers own the second worst red zone touchdown scoring percentage in the league. They find pay dirt only 44.74 percent of the time when they get the ball inside the 20.

Broncos vs. 49ers Prediction

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