Broncos vs. Patriots Week 5 Predictions
After losing Monday night in Kansas City, the Patriots will look to rebound on Monday night when they host the Broncos. Will New England cover as an 11-point favorite?
455 Denver Broncos (+11) at 456 New England Patriots (-11); o/u N/A
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, October 11, 2020
Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
Denver Broncos DFS Spin
NFL Network's James Palmer reports Drew Lock (shoulder) is "legitimately 50/50 to play" Week 5 against the Patriots. This lines up with coach Vic Fangio's statement earlier in the week when he said, "there's a chance" he returns within two weeks. Fangio also probably watched Brett Rypien throw three picks against the Jets on Thursday night and wants to get his starter back as soon as possible with the season already on the brinks. Lock will be returning without Courtland Sutton (ACL) and potentially without KJ Hamler (hamstring).
New England Patriots DFS Spin
Jarrett Stidham completed 5-of-13 passes for 60 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in New England's 26-10 Week 4 loss to Kansas City. Stidham replaced Brian Hoyer in the fourth quarter but it didn't help. The 24-year-old locked onto N'Keal Harry to move the ball but inevitably tossed the second and third interception of his young career in relief; one was admittedly on Julian Edelman, who dropped the ball directly into Tyrann Mathieu's lap for a pick-six. Tonight's performance only proved that no Patriots wideout is playable until Cam Newton (COVID) returns.
Broncos vs. Patriots Betting Prediction
The Broncos are 0-5 against the spread in their last five road games versus the Patriots and are 3-7 against the number in their last 10 games overall versus New England. The favorite is also 7-3 against the spread in the last 10 meetings between these two teams while the home side has cashed in seven of the last nine games between these two teams.
2020 NFL WEEK 5 BETTING PREDICTION: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS -11