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Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos walks off the field as we share our favorite Commanders vs. Broncos pick.
Russell Wilson of the Denver Broncos walks off the field in the second half of the game against the Houston Texans at Empower Field At Mile High in Denver, Colorado. Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images via AFP.

The Washington Commanders take a 1-0 record on the road to visit the 0-1 Denver Broncos, as we look at our top Commanders vs. Broncos predictions based on the latest NFL odds from our best sports betting apps

It was more of the same from the Denver Broncos in Week 1. They showed well on defense, but the offense struggled, and the Broncos dropped another close game.

While the Washington Commanders pulled off a 20-16 victory against the Arizona Cardinals last week, their performance left a lot to be desired. They only gained 248 total yards and committed three turnovers.

Here is our best Commanders vs. Broncos prediction and our NFL best bets for Week 2, NFL upset picks and NFL player props (odds via our best NFL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Commanders vs. Broncos prediction

Under 39 (-110 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

It’s impossible to justify taking either of these teams against the spread this week. There were times in Week 1 when the Commanders looked like the worst team in football, while the Broncos are 5-13 with Russell Wilson under center.

But we do think there is a lot of value in taking this Under. This number is really low which may discourage bettors, but there is no reason to think that both of these teams are going to score 20 points in this game.

Wilson did throw for 177 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, but his leading receiver was Samaje Perine. Even with Sean Payton, this is not a team that should be trusted offensively after they put up just 271 total yards against an average Las Vegas Raiders defense.

However, the Broncos’ defense is still great, and they’re poised to have a field day against Sam Howell. Howell threw for just 202 yards against the Cardinals, and he should struggle again in this one. On paper these offenses should be good, but until they prove it on the field, it’s best to just take the Under.

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Commanders vs. Broncos best odds

DraftKings (-110)

DraftKingsFanDuelBetMGMCaesarsbet365
Under 39Under 39.5Under 39Under 39Under 39
-110-114-110-110-110

FanDuel is an outlier with the total listed at 39.5. While the extra half-point is nice, we don’t think it’s worth it for the price. Therefore, we suggest placing your wager at any of the other sportsbooks since they’re all offering the same thing.

Get in on the Under sooner rather than later. This number may not move, but if it does, it’s going to go down.

Commanders vs. Broncos odds

Commanders vs. Broncos odds analysis

The total for this game opened at 39, and it has stayed there at four of our best sports betting apps. Only FanDuel has moved the number at all, and they actually went up a half-point despite 63% of wagers backing the Under. Considering how poorly these offenses played in Week 1, this number will only go down if it moves at all.

The Broncos opened as 3.5-point favorites, and the spread has not moved yet. 54% of wagers back the Broncos to cover, but we doubt this line is going to move much as the week goes on. It could possibly hit the key number of three if bettors back the Commanders as kickoff approaches, but we don’t imagine much support for either side in this one.

Commanders vs. Broncos game info

  • When: Sunday, Sept. 17, 4:25 p.m. ET
  • Where: Empower Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
  • How to watch: CBS
  • Weather: 85 degrees, 5-mph winds, 1% chance of precipitation

Commanders vs. Broncos prediction made Thursday at 12:32 p.m. ET

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