Monday Night Football Odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos

Monday Night Football Odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos
Date: Monday, December 28 – 8:30 PM ET
Site: Sports Authority Field – Denver
TV: ESPN

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(with reduced juice)

Pointspread: Broncos -4.5 (-103) / Bengals +4.5 (-107)
Total: 39.5 points (-105 either way)

Monday Night Football Odds: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos

The Cincinnati Bengals are going to have a big challenge ahead of them in moving the football against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. Is their young quarterback, AJ McCarron, up to the challenge? That’s something it is fair to ask, considering that the Broncos have faced Super Bowl MVPs like Joe Flacco, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady at home already and beaten them. These teams are fighting it out with a possible first-round bye in the playoffs at stake, but while the Bengals have clinched the AFC North, the Broncos still have work to do before even wrapping up a playoff position. The game gets underway at 8:30 PM ET at Sports Authority Field, and customers at BetAnySports can keep the action going even after the opening kickoff, as they place wagers in real time through the facilities of Live Betting Extra.

Controversy is swirling in Denver right now, and it has to do with the quarterback position. Brock Osweiler has made five starts for the Broncos, but he has completed only 49% of his passes in the second halves of those games. That has come back to bite the Broncos, who have not scored a second half point in any of their last three outings. He went only 2-10 after halftime against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, and Denver wound up blowing a 17-point lead. So some fans are yearning for the return of Peyton Manning, who has been sitting out with a foot injury and who worked out for the coaching staff on Saturday. Then a report came out, via Al Jazeera, that suggested Manning had taken Human Growth Hormone, banned by the NFL, in his recovery from injuries while he was with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning vehemently denied the validity of that report, and is ready to “lawyer up” if necessary.

AJ McCarron of the Bengals is also replacing an injured quarterback, and BetAnySports patrons realize that Andy Dalton was having a lot better year than Manning, as he has thrown 25 touchdown passes with only seven interceptions. McCarron threw a pick-six against Pittsburgh two weeks ago in a relief role, then got his first start last week against San Francisco, leading touchdown drives that traveled only 11, 36 and 20 yards. He did not get a lot of ground support, as the Bengals had only 68 yards on 36 carries, and that is not going to get it done against Denver, which has the top overall defensive unit in the NFL, holding the opposition to just 5.6 yards per pass attempt. Of course, Denver is also stout against the run, yielding 3.2 yards per carry, so there’s a lot of pressure on McCarron tonight. Without the services of tight end Tyler Eifert, who has 48 catches, including a dozen touchdowns, it’s going to be pretty tough. But Cincinnati, which allows only 17.6 points per game, intends to make it very difficult on Osweiler, especially, we imagine, after they make halftime adjustments.

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