The Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons open the 2019 football betting season in Canton, Ohio in the Hall-of-Game game. The famed Preseason Primer, tracing roots back to the 1980s scorephone days continues with what gamblers need to know. OffshoreInsiders.com multi-media is the sole source for this must-know info.
After opening up as a one-point underdog at Betonline, home of the opening line, the Denver Broncos are -2.5 and juiced at -115. The total is unchanged at 34, a number that is across the board. Offshore and in Las Vegas 68 percent of bets and a stunning 83 percent of the money wagered is on Denver. The total has 61 percent of bets and 75 percent of cash on the over.
Weather is not expected to be a factor in this contest. No precipitation is expected, winds no more than seven mph, and a kickoff temperature of 77, perhaps going down to the upper 60s late in the game.
To the surprise of nobody, Broncos starting QB Joe Flacco will not play. Veteran Kevin Hogan gets the start and will be followed by second-round pick Drew Lock. Brett Rypien will mop up and try to get the cover. Hogan was impressive in exhibition play last season. His numbers for the Redskins previous preseason were 43-of-67 passing for 462 yards, five touchdowns, and two interceptions. Few if any starters will play for Denver.
Starting QB Joe Flacco in the twilight of his career. Experts see legitimate concerns about how much is left in the tank. This competition is one of the most competitive battles for a backup signal-caller in the league.
The Falcons generally don’t take NFLX odds too seriously as they are 0-8 ATS the last two seasons in preseason play. Falcons superstar WR Julio Jones will miss the entire preseason as a precaution. LB Deon Jones, coming off a severe injury, will also not play. Neither will QB Matt Ryan, nor most if any of the starters.
Joe Duffy believes he will very likely have a side selection on this game at OffshoreInsiders.com. Duffy is indisputably the top preseason handicapper of all-time.