The Denver Broncos (1-1) opened as 3-point home favorites against the San Francisco 49ers (1-1) and the total opened at 46 points. BetQL is your source for NFL odds, best bets, live public and sharp data, written analysis and much more. Keep reading for a breakdown of both teams, a prediction and some exclusive sportsbook offers.
Unfortunately, Trey Lance will miss the rest of the season after he suffered a broken ankle in Week 2. Fortunately for the 49ers, Jimmy Garoppolo can step right in and fill the void. He went 13-for-21 for 154 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions in last week’s 27-7 win over the Seahawks after Lance and the Niners fell 19-10 to the Bears on the road in the season opener.
Under Kyle Shanahan, San Francisco has gone 10-3 SU after outgaining their opponents by 100 or more total yards in two consecutive games, which is a solid trend backing them heading into this contest. Through two weeks, the Niners have controlled the ball for 35:54 per contest on average (most in NFL) and their defense has surrendered only 13.0 points per game (T-3rd-best in NFL). As proven winners with Jimmy G under center, this is a team to watch once again since Lance’s development is no longer a question mark.
To say it’s been a tumultuous start for new head coach Nathaniel Hackett would be an understatement. Not only has he made some head-scratching choices and shown a clear lack of game and time management skills, but his team has been the most undisciplined in the entire NFL, committing a ridiculous 25 penalties so far.
After falling to the Seattle Seahawks (by the score of 17-16) on the road in Week 1, Denver looked sloppy in a 13-6 win over the Houston Texans in Week 2. Defensively, this has been a great unit so far, but on the offensive end, Russell Wilson and his two running backs Javonte Williams and Melvin Gordon Jr. have accounted for two touchdowns and three turnovers (one interception for Wilson and one lost fumble for both backs). Things won’t get easier in this matchup.
The Broncos are a difficult team to trust right now. I’m going to definitely target San Francisco’s moneyline and spread in this spot since they’re essentially a similar version to last year’s team that went to the NFC Championship. I also really like the under, as both defenses should have an edge. Want to tail or fade this pick? Whatever the case, place your bets now and take advantage of the current lines!