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Broncos-Titans betting guide and offers

The Broncos 2020 season finally begins tonight as Denver welcomes in Tennessee to Empower Field in the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m.

Tennessee favored

At DraftKings Sportsbook Denver is listed at +3, in what was a pick ’em game before news of Von Miller’s injury broke. For whatever it’s worth the Broncos are 18-2 in their past 20 home openers, but all those games had fans in the stands and came after a full-slate of preseason games.

The odds makers also are expecting a low-scoring game with the over/under listed at 41. Looking at the first 14 games of the NFL season the overs have hit nine times, it’s obviously a small sample size, but it just feels like 41 is a little too low, even in what could be a defensive contest.

Props worth considering

Over at FanDuel Sportsbook you’re able to place single-game parlays on the Broncos-Titans game, while some sportsbooks don’t allow similar wagers to be combined. Here’s a look at a couple options I think are worth the gamble tonight.

A $10 parlay on Titans running back Derrick Henry and Broncos running back Philip Lindsay along with receiver Jerry Jeudy to all score touchdowns in the game will win you $304. Lindsay and Jeudy are longer shots to get in the end zone, but at odds of +3045 it’s a risk worth taking.

The other bet I really like at FanDuel simply because of the odds is picking Tennessee to win, the Broncos to cover and the over to hit. At odds of +4228 a $10 bet will win you $422. For what it’s worth all it would take is a final score in the low 20s for both teams with the Titans winning by one or two points.

Special offers

There’s a slew of special offers out there on tonight’s game. We’ve already mentioned FanDuel’s single-game parlays bets that are available, here’s a couple more that are worth a look.

DraftKings is offering First TD Insurance, meaning if you bet on who will score the game’s first touchdown you’ll get your money back as long as your pick scores a TD at any point in the game. Your money will be refunded in the form of a free bet up to $20.

If you want to take a Bronco here I would suggest Lindsay, Jeudy or tight end Noah Fant. All three are +1200, so it’s a great payoff if they score first, but you also have a decent chance to get your money back with a TD later in the game.

The final two offers are for new customers at BetMGM and William Hill sportsbooks.

At BetMGM all you need to do is signup, make a deposit and place a moneyline bet on the Broncos-Titans game, if either team scores a TD you’ll receive $100 in free bets.

At William Hill just sign up, make a deposit and place at least a $5 moneyline or point spread bet on the game. If the team you picked wins or loses by less than 50 points you’ll win a $101 free bet.

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Broncos-Titans betting guide and offers

The Broncos 2020 season finally begins tonight as Denver welcomes in Tennessee to Empower Field in the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. Tennessee favored At DraftKings Sportsbook Denver is listed at +3, in what was a pick ’em game before news of Von Miller’s injury broke. […]

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Top Colorado sportsbook offers for NFL opening weekend

With the NFL season underway, the NBA and NHL playoffs still going and the MLB season winding down the sportsbooks in Colorado have tons of great offers going this weekend. Let’s look at some of the best. FanDuel FanDuel continues to offer up great promotions and this weekend is no exception. Friday they have an […]

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Top Colorado sportsbook offers for NFL opening weekend

With the NFL season underway, the NBA and NHL playoffs still going and the MLB season winding down the sportsbooks in Colorado have tons of great offers going this weekend. Let’s look at some of the best.

FanDuel

FanDuel continues to offer up great promotions and this weekend is no exception.

Friday they have an NBA risk-free same-game parlay. It works like this, opt-in on the promotions page and then for either the NuggetsClippers or the CelticsRaptors game create a three-leg parlay in which you select the moneyline, over/under and agains the spread bet. If you get all three right great, you make a nice little profit. If not you’ll be refunded up to $10 in site credit.

My advice: Simply make a $10 single-game parlay bet and if you win you’ll make a nice little profit, but if not you literally lose nothing.

On the football side of things FanDuel is offering another Spread the Love contest made popular during the NBA restart. The way it works is simple, for every 5,000 bettors who place a wager on the CowboysRams game they’ll move the line one point in the Rams favor. The max wager is $50, but at the -110 odds that’s still a profit of $45.45. Also, it doesn’t matter when you place your bet, you’ll receive whatever the line gets to by kickoff.

As of Friday afternoon the line was +6 for the Rams, assuming it continues climbing it’ll be a can’t miss come kickoff on Sunday at 6:20 p.m.

My advice: Put the max bet down. The last time FanDuel ran this promo for an NBA game the line ended up over 100 points. I don’t think it will get this high that time, but it should reach a number that pretty much guarantees a win.

DraftKings

Over at DraftKings their biggest promotion centered about Thursday’s Chiefs-Texans game, but they still have plenty of offer this weekend.

If you’re a new customer you can take advantage of their current sign-up offer where you’ll get 100-1 odds on any NFL team to win either Sunday or Monday. The max bet allowed it $1, but still all the means if all you have to do is pick one team to win and you’ll make $100 on your $1 wager. It’s always nice turning a Washington into a Benjamin just like that!

As for existing customers, DraftKings is offering 25% profit boosts on every single Sunday game this weekend. The only stipulations are the max bet for each game is $50 and the max additional winnings are $100 per game.

My advice: If you were planning on placing any NFL bets this weekend just make sure you opt-in and select the 25% single-game profit boost on all your NFL bets. Nothing else changes you just get more money back if you win.

BetMGM

Over at BetMGM there’s a couple great offers to take advantage of and they will cost you exactly zero dollars to do so.

First, is their Pick 3 TD Challenge. Just go to BetMGM’s promotions page and select the player you think will score the first touchdown in the SeahawksFalcons, BuccaneersSaints and CowboysRams games. If you’re right with one pick you’ll get a $5 free bet, two right answer net you a $10 free bet and get all three right and you’ll earn yourself a $100 free bet. It’s free to enter so no reason not to.

The other offer at BetMGM is another can’t miss. Simply log into your account on either Saturday or Sunday before the start of the Sunday Night Football game and you’ll get a free $10 bet. Then use that free bet and hopefully turn it into a whole lot more money!

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DraftKings, BetMGM offering incredible odds, free bets ahead of NFL opener

With the NFL season set to begin Thursday night when the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans a pair of Colorado sportsbooks have great offers to take advantage of.

Pair of offers at DraftKings

At DraftKings Sportsbook there are two offers to take advantage of ahead of Thursday’s opener.

The first is a sure thing with the sportsbook offering the Chiefs as +101 point underdogs at odds of -110. The max you’re allowed to bet on the game is $50, but that still nets you a profit of over $45.

The other offer at DraftKings is a futures bet on who will win the Super Bowl. They’ve boosted the odds to 55-1 for all teams in honor of it being Super Bowl 55. The catch here is that you can only bet on one team and the max bet is $1.

Still being able to take teams like the Chiefs, Ravens, Saints or Bucs at 55-1 odds to win the Super Bowl is as good as it gets.

BetMGM giving away free bets

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William Hill latest sportsbook app to go live in Colorado

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The sportsbook app is available on both iOS and Android devices and can be downloaded for free via the App Store and Google Play Store respectively.

Sign-up offer

William Hill currently is offering customers a $10 cash credit just for creating an account either online or via the app.

They also are offering a 100% match offer on initial deposits up to $150 for new customers. In order to take advantage of the match offer you must use the promo code WH150 when signing up.

Market continues to grow

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CU Buffs-PointsBet enter into historic deal

On Tuesday it was announced that the University of Colorado and PointsBet, a global sportsbook operator, had signed a five-year corporate sponsorship agreement.

The exclusive partnership is the first ever between a sports betting operator and a major NCAA Division-I athletics program located outside the state of Nevada. It also is believed to be the first with a Power-5 conference school.

The deal couldn’t come at a better time for a CU athletics department that is dealing with financial loses due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has at least temporarily shutdown the PAC-12 football season.

“We’re thrilled to have PointsBet as a partner and for the benefits this sponsorship will provide for our student-athletes for years to come. We are impressed with their commitment to raising awareness around responsible gaming.  And we’re particularly excited whenever we can partner with sponsors who call Colorado home.”

CU Athletic Director Rick George said.

Who is PointsBet?

PointsBet was originally founded in Australia and is a sportsbook operator that prides itself on having the quickest and most user-friendly app in the industry.

Not only are they growing rapidly within the U.S., but in the Colorado market specifically. Earlier this year PointsBet entered into an agreement with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment making them the exclusive betting partner of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth, along with Pepsi Center as a whole.

On top of that PointsBet’s U.S.-based headquarters is located in downtown Denver.

“As a tech company at heart that is proud to call the state of Colorado home, we are thrilled to announce this partnership as part of our ongoing quest to become synonymous with Colorado sports betting. Since announcing our plans for a new headquarters in Denver, we’ve consistently stated our desire to work closely with the state’s first-class university system and rich pool of tech talent.  It is an honor to become a partner of the Colorado Buffaloes, where we look forward to bolstering general sports betting knowledge and responsible gaming awareness while recruiting some of the best and brightest minds to help install a foundation for prolonged success.”

PointsBet USA CEO Johnny Aitken said of the agreement.

PointsBet does not currently have a sportsbook app available to the public in Colorado, but does plan on releasing it before the end of this year.

Terms of deal not disclosed

While George did not disclose the terms of the partnership the funds from the deal have been earmarked for the CU athletic department’s Scripps Leadership and Career Development Program.

“This is going to benefit our student-athletes in the areas of leadership and career development. And that’s an important part of what we’re doing. To be able to provide the support, internship opportunities…they’re a technology company, and we’re a school that has a tremendous amount of students, and student-athletes, in those areas. We think there’s a real positive in that regard relative to this partnership. We’re pretty excited about what that will do for us.”

George said.

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DraftKings offering +101 line on Chiefs

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They’ve boosted the line for Kansas City’s opening game against Houston to Chiefs +101 point at -110 odds. What that means is that as long as the Chiefs don’t don’t lose by 101 points you win.

The max you can bet on the offer is $50, but that still will net you a return of $45.50, so there’s no reason not to do it and take the free money.

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Rockies hold on late for 8-7 win

Rockies

A pitcher’s duel suddenly turned into an offensive explosion on Tuesday night as the Rockies held on to beat the Diamondbacks 8-7 at Coors Field.

Kyle Freeland started for Colorado and went seven innings allowing two runs and was matched by Arizona’s Zac Gallen who did the same. But in the bottom of the eighth inning the Rockies sent 11 men to the plate, scored six runs and took an 8-2 lead into the ninth. Game over right? Not quite.

Phillip Diehl and Jairo Díaz came on for the Rockies and combined to give up five runs on six hits and a walk, while recording just two outs. Enter Daniel Bard who finished things off for his first save since 2011 by striking out Stephen Vogt.

Charlie Blackmon continued his red-hot hitting with another three-hit performance to run his hitting streak to 15 games, two shy of his career best. He’s now hitting .500 on the season, promoting MLB.com to ponder if he could hit .400 this season.

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Avalanche

The waiting is finally over for the Colorado Avalanche and their fans, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is today (3:30 p.m., NBCSN, Altitude, 92.5 FM) against the Arizona Coyotes.

And the best news is fans throughout the Denver metro area will be able to watch it, as well as the rest of the Avs first-round series thanks to a decision by Altitude to not blackout the nationally televised broadcast. The same will be true for the Nuggets first-round playoff series as well.

Avalanche-Coyotes playoff schedule

DateTime (MT)Home team
Wed., Aug. 123:30 p.m.Colorado
Fri., Aug. 14NoonColorado
Sat., Aug. 151 p.m.Arizona
Mon., Aug. 173:30 p.m.Arizona
*Wed., Aug. 19TBDColorado
*Fri., Aug. 21TBDArizona
*Sun., Aug. 23TBDColorado
*If necessary. All games played at Rogers Place, Edmonton

Colleges

On Tuesday both the Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences announced that they were postponing the football season until the spring. While the Big Ten canceled its fall sports seasons for the time being, the Pac-12 took it a step further by postponing all sports through the end 2020, affecting winter sports as well.

For CU, the decision obviously postpones the football season, but also women’s golf, women’s volleyball, cross country and the fall seasons of golf and women’s tennis. The men’s and women’s basketball seasons, which usually start in early November will be pushed back to January at the earliest.

“The decision to postpone the fall sports seasons and to delay the start of the winter ones was not made in haste – but in light of current virus trends and the long term health impacts of COVID-19 remaining unknown, this was determined to be the best course of action for the health and safety of our student-athletes.”

CU athletic director Rick George said in a press release.

As it stands right now, 53 of the 130 Football Bowl Subdivision teams have canceled the fall season.

Nuggets

The Nuggets play their second-to-last seeding game tonight (7 p.m., Altitude, 92.5 FM) against the Clippers.

Denver currently is the No. 3 seed in the West and could overtake the Clippers for No. 2 if Denver wins its final two games and L.A. loses its final two. The Nuggets also could fall to the fourth seed if they drop both games and Houston wins its final two.

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  • For you sports bettors out there, make sure to take advantage of FanDuel’s incredible offer for tonight Nuggets-Clippers game. As of this writing the Nuggets are +87 at -110 odds. What does that mean? If you bet $50, the max allowed for this offer, and the Nuggets don’t lose by 87 points or more you’ll win $45.45. So yeah, it’s free money.

Broncos

Running back Phillip Lindsay spoke to the media on Tuesday and among other things he talked about how he’s “going to have a hell of a season.”

I’ve written before that I think Lindsay got shortchanged by the Broncos this offseason. Free-agent Melvin Gordon signed a two-year $16 million deal, while Lindsay will be making $750,000 this season.

I’m not convinced Lindsay isn’t the better back, but no matter what he deserved to get a raise for what he did during his first two years in the league with the Broncos. Here’s hoping he has an even better 2020 season and finally cashes in with a big contract.

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FanDuel offering incredible odds on Nuggets-Clippers game

For the second time since the NBA’s return FanDuel is offering customers an offer that literally is too good to pass up.

It’s call “Spread the Love” and the way it works is simple: for every 100 bettors who bet on the Nuggets to cover the spread in Wednesday’s game vs. the Clippers the line moves one point in Denver’s favor. There’s no limit to how high the line can get. When FanDuel ran the same contest earlier this month for a Lakers game the line ended up +52.

The only catch, if you can even call it that, is that bettors are limited to betting $50 on the game. Another great feature of the contest is that you don’t have to wait until the last minute to get the best odds, whatever the line ends up is what everyone gets.

As of this writing the line is already up to +38 in the Nuggets favor. With more than a day until the game there’s really no telling how high it will get, but needless to say it’s the closest thing to a sure-thing as you’ll ever find.

And lastly, make sure to place the maximum $50 bet, it will win you $45.45 that is paid out in cash, not a free bet like a lot of sites do.