AFC Playoff Betting: Denver Broncos vs. New England Patriots Odds, Prediction, and Pick

Denver Broncos

Think back to about four weeks ago, when the New England Patriots went to Denver and ended all of the Tim Tebow hype that was surrounding the Broncos.  The day ended in a 41-23 win by the Patriots, in which Tom Brady proved that he and his team are still miles ahead of this Broncos team.  On Saturday though, Tim Tebow has the chance to prove all of his haters wrong once again, and it is against none other than Tom Brady and that Patriots team.  The Broncos pulled off one of the more improbably first round upsets this past weekend, as they knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers in a game where they were nine point underdogs.  It was impressive alone that they beat last year’s defending AFC Champions, but what made it even more impressive is the fact that they did it on Tim Tebow’s arm.

The Broncos as a whole (including their defense) were very impressive, but Tebow led this team with his passing, which no one thought he would be capable of doing, especially against a defense like the Steelers.  Denver may have been 8-8 during the regular season, but they finally played like a division winner.  Tebow threw for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and also ran for 50 yards and another touchdown on top of this.  It all led to an overtime victory by a touchdown for this Denver team, as Tebow threw the game winner only 11 seconds into overtime, on the very first play.

On the other side of the ball, it’s time to talk about the 13-3, first seeded, New England Patriots.  There’s not much to say about this team, except for that they are probably one of the most impressive offenses out there, and that they are going to give any team in these playoffs fits.  They are led by who all quarterbacks in the NFL want to be, as Tom Brady is beyond elite status.

Now these two teams get to go heads up on Saturday night at 8:00pm EST, and this game should draw one of the largest audiences in history.

Odds and Sports Betting Line

Denver Broncos: +13.5

New England Patriots: -13.5

Free Prediction

So the question is, can the Denver Broncos upset the New England Patriots on Saturday?  This would absolutely be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the NFL playoffs, but it’s one that I really can’t see happening.  I think that the Denver Broncos are going to keep this game much closer than anyone is possibly imagining, but that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will get the job done in the end.  These two come up with some excellent game plans, and this day will have a similar story.  I expect Tim Tebow to have a strong game though, and the Patriots to pull off the win by a touchdown.

Prediction:  New England Patriots- 35 Denver Broncos- 28

Free Pick

This line is huge.  Regardless of the situation, having two playoff teams matched up, and setting the line at -13.5 is going to be tough no matter what.  I’d love this line a lot if I could get it at the Broncos +14 or +14.5, but I’ll definitely take the Broncos at +13.5 as well.  This one will be a touchdown game, and it’ll leave NFL fans wondering what Tim Tebow will do next.  I’m picking the Denver Broncos to cover the +13.5.

Pick: Denver Broncos +13.5