Broncos' 2014 Win Total Odds
LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) - After retooling their defense this offseason, how many games will the Denver Broncos win in 2014?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Broncos' current over/under for number of wins in 2014 is sitting at 11.5. The Broncos are also co-favored to win the 2015 Super Bowl at 13/2 along with the Seahawks, who routed Denver in last year's NFL title game.
The Broncos made a couple of moves in free agency to improve their defense, including the additions of free agents DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys), Aqib Talib (Patriots) and T.J. Ward (Browns). The team also added Emmanuel Sanders, who has a good opportunity to start, and center Will Montgomery, who should play one of the interior line positions.
The team's offseason losses include Eric Decker (Jets), Knowshon Moreno (Dolphins), Zane Beadles (Jaguars) and Wesley Woodyard (Titans). Trindon Holliday (Giants), Robert Ayers (Giants), Jeremy Mincey (Cowboys), Shaun Phillips (Titans), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (Giants) and Mike Adams (Colts) also left via free agency.
Denver also concentrated on its defense in the first round of the draft, selecting Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby with the 31st overall pick. In the second round the team took Indiana receiver Cody Latimer and in the third it nabbed Michigan offensive tackle Michael Schofield.
With Peyton Manning back in the fold, this team should win another 10-plus games in 2014. The offense remains explosive and the additions that the Broncos made this offseason to the defense should improve that group as well. As long as Manning stays healthy, bettors should be able to cash on the over 11.5 this year when it comes to Denver's win total odds.