Broncos Vs. Titans Betting Preview: How Will The Loss Of Von Miller Impact The Opener?

Written By Ian St. Clair on 09/08/2020Last Updated on January 27, 2021

Don & , look, it’s officially game week for the Denver Broncos.

Does it have to be after the devastating news of Von Miller‘s harm?

The Broncos edge will likely miss the 2020 NFL regular season, according to ESPN&;s Adam Schefter. This will no doubt impact the odds for the opener and the season. Keep it here for the latest.

The challenge for Denver is to forget about Miller’s presence. Despite how devastating this blow is, the season has continue.

Even so, the road to success has just become little more difficult.

Without Miller, the Broncos must walk on.

The Broncos may have finished at least four preseason game by this point, with any remaining issues resolved before the regular-season opening. That & , at least, is the hope with the preseason games and training camp.

However, little is normal because it is 2020. Consider Colorado & ’s weather as the most recent example: 90 degrees one day, snow and ice the next.

The Week 1 opener against the Tennessee Titans is the Broncos & ’s opening game of the season in an effort to maintain the unusual 2020 theme.

To top it off, there won’t get any spectators at Mile High Stadium’s Empower Field. During a Broncos house activity, it will take some getting used to the spectators never hearing any Rocky Mountain Thunder.

The way it gets so quiet when opposing infractions are on the area is one of the main advantages of playing at Mile High. When Broncos Country starts, it can be challenging for people to believe clearly, much less converse in a group.

That benefit is then lost.

Monday&;s game is the first time fans get to bet on the Broncos since the Colorado sports betting market launched on May 1. In fact, when the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans open the 2020 NFL season, it&;s the first time for fans to experience NFL betting.

Vic Fangio, the head coach of the Broncos, told the media on Tuesday( prior to Miller & ’s injury ):

& , It goes without saying that we all wish we had more time and played some preseason games, but occasionally you have to be a quick cook. That & , that’s what we need to do here and quickly; perhaps substitute a little Chef Boyardee for the homemade food. We & will be prepared to leave. I’m happy with what we & will put out there. Ideally, it goes away. & rdquo,

Titans vs. Broncos chances

&; DraftKings FanDuel BetMGM BetRivers
Buccaneers TB -6 -6 -6.5 -6
Broncos, DEN +6 +6 +6.5 +6

When the Miller damage is taken into account, it makes sense why some of the CO online sports betting apps have the Titans favored for the second half of the Monday Night Football doubleheader. Before the Miller injury, it was a PK or +1 points. Now, the consensus for the sportsbooks is Denver at +3.

You may have wondered how CO sportsbooks&;will reconcile home-field advantage in the age of COVID-19 and no fans in the stands.

In the NFL, a home field advantage is typically 3 positions.

According to PlayinСolorado, DraftKings‘ chairman of activities, Johnny Avello:

The Broncos’ home-field benefits from last year ended at 2.5 points, and that number could change over the course of the period. Home-field benefits is roughly 1.5 points because there won’t be any fans in the appears for the Broncos home opener against the Titans. & rdquo,

FanDuel, a spokesperson for & , added:

Home-field benefits has decreased over time, but one of the teams that still has one is the Broncos due to the level. & rdquo,

The fact the odds have had a four-point swing is somewhat of a surprise. But then you remember the Miller injury and that sportsbooks have taken a wait-and-see approach with the Broncos. That&;s why the sportsbooks aren&;t sold on quarterback DrewLock and Denver just yet.

After attending the AFC Championship game in what feels like 84 years back, there is no doubt that some of the books are also popular in Tennessee.

The other reason some of the sportsbooks may like the Titans is the addition of defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney is a problem for any team to block, and that could be especially true for Denver since it has questions at both tackle positions. Since Clowney just signed, how effectively and how much he&;ll play on Monday night remains to be seen.

Titans vs. Broncos notes

The Broncos, nevertheless, have home-grown seven consecutive year bowlers. The last time the franchise lost a home regular-season opener was in 2011, when Denver fell 23 – 20 to the then-Oakland Raiders.

The Broncos have a 30 – 7-1 record in winter bowlers at home. Naturally, that was done with spectators in the goes.

There are some additional tips to keep in mind as you choose how to wager on Denver & ’s 2020 opening. The Broncos & , whose weekly game release it sends to the media, is the source of the notes.

    The Broncos are 16-22-1 overall against the Titans( and Houston Oilers ) in history.

  • In this collection, Denver is 10-7-1 at home.
  • The Broncos won 16-0 in their final home game of the line last year.
  • Denver will make its 29th consecutive appearance on Monday Night Football( MNF ), the longest stretch in NFL history. On MNF, the Broncos have a 32-41-1 record overall, including 24-12-1 at house.
  • Denver & , who made their 75th appearance on MNF, is making its fourth appearance in league history. The Miami Dolphins ( 85 ), Dallas Cowboys ( 83 ), and San Francisco 49ers ( 78 ) are trailed by the Broncos.

What can we anticipate from the start?

Denver needs to set the tone because this is the second game of the season. Then that Miller is gone, that is even more important.

The Broncos must hit Tennessee in the mouth whether they begin on offense or defense. Denver needs hokey right now, even though that sounds cliché.

The Broncos & will gain confidence from a quick start while also being reminded that this is football.

Difficulties are unavoidable because this is the season’s first game. There will be failures, sanctions, and turnovers for both teams. Denver has an earlier benefit because it can mitigate that with a quick start.

The Broncos don’t want to start a strange business at home and then put an early shortage to the equation.

Henry Contain

The Titans’ defense of Derrick Henry is the other key element in this sport. The path to success in this game is much simpler if Denver can have him as they did last year. It will be a long night for the Broncos if Henry acts rashly, as he is liable to do.

Denver held Henry to 28 yards rushing on 15 holds in last season’s activity.

The addition of defensive handle Jurrell Casey may be crucial for Denver in that situation. Since Malik Jackson left the Broncos following the Super Bowl 50 victory, the internal drive Casey may provide has been excluded.

Casey won’t need to look for desire, either. He is playing against the team that traded him for a seventh-round NFL draft pick in this, his second match in Denver.

A great caution for the Broncos is the possibility of a ticked-off Casey against Henry and the Tennessee act.

Even with the loss of Miller, Denver is in a great spot to hit the over of 7.5 wins and have a successful season.

It feels strange to say it, but Broncos football is ago. It’s been a wild trip to get to this point.

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Award-winning sports columnist Ian is a student of the University of Northern Colorado. He is a native of Colorado and has covered college and professional sports for more than ten years. As soon as Colorado legalized sports gambling in 2020, he made his way into the gaming world. Ian currently oversees the websites for some of North America’s largest betting markets and works as a PlayinСolorado researcher.

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