Denver Broncos NFL Predictions: 2019 Season Preview and Odds

David Bastl | Updated Aug 30, 2019

Quarterback Joe Flacco got hurt and lost his starting job to Lamar Jackson in Baltimore last season. He gets a fresh start in Denver where the Broncos win total is listed at 7.5 at Sports Interaction.

The Broncos finished the 2018 season with a 6-10 record (straight up), and a 6-9-1 mark against the spread, covering 40 percent of their games. They were also 3-12-1 to the over during the regular season, the worst mark of all NFL teams.

New Head Coach Vic Fangio replaces Vance Joseph at the Broncos helm, and inherits a team destined to miss the postseason. ESPN ranked the Broncos offence second worse in the league entering the 2019 season. Question marks surround the offence throughout the lineup. Can Joe Flacco re-establish himself as a top pivot? He is a former Super Bowl MVP. Will Emmanuel Sanders return to health after an Achilles injury? Running back Phillip Lindsay also has concerns as he returns from off season wrist surgery. Lindsay had a breakout 2018 season rushing for 1037 yards. He is a massive longshot to win the rushing title in 2019, currently paying +6500 at Sports Interaction.

Fangio is a defensive style coach and he’ll have his hands all over a Denver defence that is sure to improve. The cornerstone of that defence will be Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Both are listed at Sports Interaction as contenders for the defensive player of year award. Miller comes in at +800, while Chubb could be a strong value pick at +5000.

Denver Broncos Acquisitions and Moves

In Baltimore, Quarterback Joe Flacco got hurt and lost his starting job to Lamar Jackson last season. So he gets a fresh start in Denver replacing Case Keenum (Washington). Flacco finds himself in a similar type situation in Denver as he did in Baltimore as the Broncos have drafted Quarterback Drew Lock. Lock is looked upon as the future of the team, currently paying +2100 at Sports Interaction to win offensive rookie of the year. Flacco will get his opportunity to lead the club from the start of camp.

The Broncos are also excited about a couple of draft picks in Tight End Noah Fant, and Offensive Lineman Dalton Risner. Both are expected to start and make an impact on the offence.

New offensive line coach Mike Munchak –who was a finalist for a couple of head coaching positions – could be the biggest addition to the lineup. He’ll be responsible for providing the protection on the line with Risner and free agent Ja’Wuan James. On the defensive side of the ball, the team has brought in Cornerbacks Kareem Jackson and Bryce Callahan.

The Broncos said good bye to Linebackers Brandon Marshall and Shane Ray, Corner Bradley Roby, Safety Darian Stewart, and Offensive linemen Billy Turner and Matt Paradis.

Denver Broncos 2019 NFL Schedule

The Broncos have the second hardest strength of schedule in the NFL. Opponents they face this year were a combined 136-117-3, for a winning percentage of .537 last season.

Last season the Broncos season-ending nosedive started in week 14 against the 49ers. They proceeded to drop four-straight games to find themselves out of the post season race. This year

they face a solid Texans team in week 14 that promises to be in playoff form. The Broncos play two prime-time games this season including week one on Monday night against division rival Oakland.

Week 1: at Oakland Raiders, Monday, Sept. 9 (10:20 p.m.)

Week 2: vs. Chicago Bears, Sunday, Sept. 15 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 3: at Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Sept. 22 (1 p.m.)

Week 4: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 29 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 5: at Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 6 (4:05 p.m.)

Week 6: vs. Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 14 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 7: vs. Kansas City Chiefs, Thursday, Oct. 20 (8:20 p.m.)

Week 8: at Indianapolis Colts, Sunday, Oct. 27 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 9: vs. Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Nov. 3 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 10: Bye

Week 11: at Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 17 (1 p.m.)

Week 12: at Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Nov. 24 (1 p.m.)

Week 13: vs. Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Dec, 1 (4:25 p.m.)

Week 14: at Houston Texans, Sunday, Dec. 8 (1 p.m.)

Week 15: at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday Dec. 15 (1 p.m.)

Week 16: vs. Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 22 (1 p.m.)

Week 17: vs. Oakland Raiders, Sunday, Dec. 29 (4:25 p.m.)

Denver Broncos NFL Betting Odds

2019-20 AFC West

  • Kansas City -10000
  • Oakland +1400
  • Denver +50000

Sports Interaction places the Broncos win total at 7.5, with a slight lean on the over. They are expected to finish tied for last in the division, paying +1200 to pull off the upset and win it. Speaking off upsets, the Broncos come in at +3300 to win the conference, and a longshot +6600 to win the Super Bowl.

Super Bowl LIV

  • Denver Broncos +75000

Denver Broncos Predictions

The Broncos will improve on their disastrous 6-10 record last season, but a lot has to change, including not being the second most penalized team as they were last season. Flacco will stabilize the offence, and Lindsay has to improve on this rookie season, but the Chiefs and Chargers are still the toast of the AFC West.

Expect the Broncos to fall short of its 7.5-win total, and finish third in the division. Prediction: 7-9 regular season.