Sports Authority Field will be the live site for the NFL playoff game between the Patriots and Broncos, as NFL odds, free online picks and predictions are available courtesy of a Jan. 19, 2014 ESPN report.
Opening kickoff for this 2014 AFC Championship Game is scheduled for 3:10 p.m. EST (2:10 p.m. CST/1:10 p.m. MST/12:10 p.m. PST) from the Mile High City, Denver, Colo., and it will be broadcast live on CBS Sports.
According to the latest NFL odds, the hosting Denver Broncos [-5] come in favored by a safety and a field goal versus the visiting New England Patriots [+5]. The OVER/UNDER is set at a total of 57 points, while betting lines have Tom Brady’s team at +177 versus Peyton Manning’s squad at -210.
The last time these future Hall of Famers met was during Week 10’s Monday Night Football on Nov. 24, 2013, at Gillette Stadium. After a very impressive start, Manning & Co. took what appeared to be a surmountable 24-0 lead into the break.
However, Brady and the Pats would come roaring back in the second half. In historic fashion, New England outscored Denver by 27 points, on its way to a stunning, 34-31 overtime victory.
When it was all said and done, Manning completed just 19 of 36 pass attempts for 150 yards, two touchdowns and a pick (QBR: 70.4), while Brady caught fire in the second stanza, going 34-for-50 for 344 yards, three scores and no INTs (QBR: 107.4).
In terms of who will win today’s ATS live picks and online predictions battle, numbers tell a very compelling story. New England closed out the year with an overall record of 13-4, but was only 9-8 against the spread. In contrast, Denver went 14-3 in the year and yielded a 10-6-1 ATS mark in the process.
Stylistically and statistically, everything favors a Broncos cover versus the Patriots in this evening’s 2014 FC Championship Game. John Fox’s team has a definitive edge in six of the seven major categories over Bill Belichick’s bunch, including: Offense, defense, special teams, time of possession, Red Zone accuracy and more.
In addition, recent ATS history also suggests that the Patriots are: Winless (0-4) in the last four AFC Championships, 0-5 on grass surface, 1-5 in their last six road games, and just 1-5 after allowing more than 250 passing yards.
Having that said, Denver hasn’t exactly set the world on fire in the ATS department during this time of year either. Broncos’ fans should definitely be concerned with the fact that their team is just 3-7 versus teams with winning records, 1-4 in playoff games, and 1-6-1 over the last 8 Jan. contests.
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