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Broncos Haven’t Lost to Cowboys in Over 2 Decades

Two of America’s favorite football teams go head-to-head this week when the Cowboys visit Mile High Stadium in search of their first win against the Broncos in just over 22 years. Both clubs are coming off successful opening weeks but after a bit of a calamitous ending in their game against the Chargers, it’s the Orange Crush that opened as small underdogs.

SHARK BITES
  • The Cowboys are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against the Broncos.
  • The Broncos are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games in Week 2.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of the Cowboys’ last 7 games on the road.

Judging by the spread – and the makeup of both the ’Boys and Broncos – this is a game that could have incredibly tight margins. Denver finished as the top defense in football last season, according to the DVOA rankings, and the Dallas ball-stopping unit looks much improved after it held the Giants to just three points on Sunday Night Football.

That said, New York’s offense has been awful since Week 12 last year and I expect Trevor Siemian and the Broncos to offer the Cowboys a much more viable challenge. Denver put up 321 yards of total offense in Week 1 with a refreshed-looking C.J. Anderson averaging just over four yards a rush on 20 carries and Siemian finding seven different receivers in the contest.

Surprising many, the Cowboys went pass-heavy against the Giants but are likely going to lean more on their temporarily out of trouble bell-cow back Ezekiel Elliott when they line up against Denver. The Broncos gave up a league-low 185.8 yards per game through the air in 2016 and they picked off 14 passes.

Zeke wrapped up Sunday night’s prime-timer with 140 total yards and 29 touches but should see that number breached on carries alone against a Broncos D that was downright awful at stopping the run in 2016.

Predicting a 22.8-17.4 win for the Broncos, the OddsShark Super Computer disagrees with bookmakers as well as the public and expects Denver’s winning streak against the Cowboys to continue. The total opened at 43 and if the computer is right, this one’s going well UNDER and I happen to agree with my mechanical friend.

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Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Denver Broncos as 1.5-point underdogs in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 43.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 23-17 result in favor of the Broncos. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Dallas Cowboys vs Denver Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Dallas Cowboys will try to spoil the party on Sunday; they are 1-0 against the spread this season, while the Denver Broncos are 0-0-1 ATS. Dallas is 0-1 on the OVER/UNDER betting totals; Denver is 1-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Dallas injuries news.

The Broncos-Cowboys odds would favor the Cowboys if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. Denver is rated No. 19 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cowboys sit at No. 5.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Ezekiel Elliott ran through the New York defense for 104 yards in Dallas's last game, handing the Giants a 19-3 setback on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.

The Broncos' last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Trevor Siemian as they handed the Los Angeles Chargers a 24-21 loss at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Betting Trends
  • Dallas is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Dallas is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Dallas's last 7 games
  • Dallas is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • Denver is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Denver is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver's last 6 games
  • Denver is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Dallas at Arizona, Monday, September 25
Denver at Buffalo, Sunday, September 24

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