Tom Brady, Patriots Open As 4-Point Underdogs In Big Game Vs. Broncos

Tom Brady, Rob GronkowskiThe New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos in Week 9, marking the 16th matchup between Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. The Broncos opened as 4-point favorites, but the line has come down to between 3 points and 3.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The point total is set at 55.5.

New England is 6-2 on the season while Denver is 6-1, but against the spread, the Patriots are just 4-4 and the Broncos are 4-3. New England is 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Denver and also 4-1 ATS in its last five such home games. The total has gone OVER in four of the last five games between these two teams.

There are four games in Week 9 with double-digit spreads for the home team. Cincinnati is a 12.5-point favorite against Jacksonville. The Jaguars are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games, while the Bengals are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 home games. Kansas City opened as a 7.5-point favorite against the New York Jets, but that line has climbed to 10.5. The total is just 41.5, which shows what the world thinks about the Jets’ offense.

San Francisco is ranging between 9.5 and 10.5 points at home against St. Louis, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Over the last 13 matchups between these teams, the 49ers are 10-2-1 straight up but just 7-6 ATS. Finally, Seattle is as much as a 16.5-point favorite at home against Oakland. The Seahawks were favored by 16-plus points twice last year, after being such favorites twice before in franchise history. They won both games last season but were 1-1 ATS.

The closest spreads Sunday include San Diego-Miami and Baltimore-Pittsburgh. San Diego opened at -1.5, but the line has come down to between even and 1 point. San Diego is 5-3 ATS this season but 1-4 ATS in its last five road games against Miami.

Sunday closes out with Baltimore facing Pittsburgh in a big divisional matchup. Baltimore opened as a 1.5-point road favorite, but the line has come down as much as to even. The Ravens are 2-3-2 ATS in their last seven road games against the Steelers.

The Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants close out Week 9 on “Monday Night Football,” with the Colts sitting as field goal favorites. The Colts are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 road games, while the Giants are 5-5 ATS in their last 10 home games.

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