If you look back at the list of previous Super Bowl winners, you find that the vast majority of the winning teams were led by what we would describe as an elite QB. There are a couple of exceptions to the rule, but for the most part, any team that is considered to be among the championship favorites has an established QB under center. A great defense certainly helps, which is what the Denver Broncos had last season, but without that elite passer, it’s always going to be a bit of a struggle. The Denver Broncos have struggled to fill that spot since winning it all with Peyton Manning and come into this season having missed out on the playoffs in each of the last 6 seasons. They now have Super Bowl winner Russell Wilson under center, but will that be enough to get them to the Super Bowl? Let’s take a look and see so you can plan ahead and make your bets against their NFL Betting Lines.
Broncos 2022 Season NFL Betting Guide to Help You Bet On Their Odds
Broncos Win Total 2022
The arrival of Wilson, combined with that great defense, has the bookies thinking that this might be a great year for the Broncos. Their win total is set at 10 ½ for the coming season, which is all the more impressive when you consider how strong the AFC West is set to be this year. That said, the opening month of the season is where the Broncos can build some momentum, as they could easily be 3-0 before the calendar flips over into October. The second half of the season is brutal for Denver, but I still think they are good enough to deliver 11 or 12 wins this season. They are going to take a big step forward with Wilson leading the offense.
Broncos Division and Conference Odds
As we already mentioned, the AFC West looks to be one of the best divisions in all of football. As it stands at the moment, both the Chiefs and the Chargers are ahead of the Broncos in terms of odds to win the division, but it is close. You would expect at least 2 of those 3 teams to be heading to the playoffs this season, so there is a chance that a very good team is going to miss out. I don’t particularly like the Broncos to win the division, but that said, at odds of +260, they might be worth the risk.
Looking at the odds to win the AFC Championship, the Denver Broncos are very much in the mix at odds of +810. There are 2 teams ahead of them on the board, with 2 of those teams coming from the AFC West. If the Broncos do find a way to win the division and get home field at least some of the way through the playoffs, those odds just might be tempting to some.
Super Bowl Odds
With an elite QB and a top 3 defense, the Broncos will certainly feel that their window of opportunity is currently wide open. The Broncos are currently listed at +1550 to win the Super Bowl, which seems more than fair when you consider the strength of the West, as well as the conference as a whole. They are definitely a dark horse, and if Wilson can settle quickly in the Mile High city, who knows what might happen.