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June 02, 2020

Betting on the Denver Broncos 2020 Regular Season Win Total

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Vic Fangio might be the third straight Denver Broncos coach to leave the Mile High City after two seasons if he can’t get this franchise back to the playoffs in 2020.

Gary Kubiak was ousted despite winning a Super Bowl with the Broncos after the 2016 season, and the team parted ways with Vance Joseph after the 2018 campaign behind overwhelming media and public support.

The overlying question in Denver remains: Is this a head coach problem or a general manger problem? Coloradans don’t want to oust their savior, John Elway, but if the exalted one keeps making mistakes off the field in terms of personnel and the NFL Draft, there can’t be another choice.

Fangio led the Broncos to a 7-9 record in his first season on the job, and the long-time defensive coordinator is projected to win about the same number of games, according to the oddsmakers at SportsBetting.com

Denver Broncos 2020 Season Win Total

Over 7.5 Wins (-110)

Under 7.5 Wins (-110)

Betting on Broncos 2020 Offense

Drew Lock is now the “franchise quarterback” of the Denver Broncos. The team parted ways with veteran Joe Flacco after just eight games, and they are ready to ride Lock no matter what happens in 2020. Rather than keep an established veteran as a safeguard, Jeff Driskel is the primary backup, and anyone who watched him at Florida knows he is not the answer under center.

Lock played well in his five starts. He led Denver to a 4-1 record in those games, and he completed 64.1 percent of his passes for 1,020 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Lock was lights out in an upset win over the Houston Texans in Week 14, and that has Broncos fans excited for the future.

The young quarterback will have plenty of weapons to use in the passing game this season. Courtland Sutton was a Pro Bowl receiver in 2019, catching 72 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns, and the Broncos spent their first two picks on receivers in this year’s draft. Denver landed the receiver many considered the best in this year’s class in Alabama standout Jerry Jeudy, and the team selected Penn State speedster K.J. Hamler in the second round.

Denver improved its backfield, too, signing Melvin Gordon III away from the division rival Chargers. Gordon had a disappointing season in 2019 after a protracted holdout, but the Broncos are optimistic that he will rediscover the form that made him one of the NFL’s best running backs over the last half-decade.

Betting on Broncos 2020 Defense

Any defense with Von Miller on it has the potential to be terrifying. Despite contracting the coronavirus this offseason, Miller is still one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL and he is the lynchpin of this defense. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the eighth time in nine seasons last year, and he is averaging almost 12 sacks a season despite offenses scheming around him.

Bradley Chubb will be back after tearing his ACL in Week 4 of the 2019 season. Chubb was one of the finalists for the 2018 Defensive Rookie of the Year award, and the Broncos were expecting big things from him last year. If he can overcome that injury and build on what we saw in his rookie year, that would give Denver two elite pass rushers.

You don’t see many trades in the NFL, but two separate trades have the potential to make this defense one of the NFL’s best in 2020. Denver acquired a potential lockdown cornerback from Jacksonville in A.J. Bouye. Bouye was overshadowed by Jalen Ramsey during his time with the Jaguars, but he is one of the top 15 cornerbacks in the league.

In another big move, the Broncos dealt a late-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. Casey is a player that casual NFL fans might not know, but statheads know he has been one of the most impactful interior linemen in the game over the last few years. He showcased his skill with two sacks of Lamar Jackson in the playoffs, and his presence should free up things for Miller and Chubb.

How to Bet on Broncos 2020 Schedule

In addition to facing their divisional opponents, the Denver Broncos will take on every team from the NFC South and AFC East, along with Tennessee and Pittsburgh. The latter two teams will be playoff contenders in 2020, but it’s very possible that the Broncos go 3-1 against teams from those two divisions. The Buccaneers are this year’s Cleveland as everyone is jumping on the bandwagon of a marginal team, and both Buffalo and New England are likely to take at least one step back.

Broncos Odds Prediction

If Lock takes the next steps in his development, Denver has the potential to win 10 or more games. The defense will be much improved and stands to be one of the best units in the league if the main contributors stay healthy, and Lock has plenty of talent around him. Everything hinges on No. 3.