A pair of undefeated teams square off this week on Sunday Night Football when the Green Bay Packers travel to Denver to take on the Broncos as 3-point road favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Packers ride a perfect 6-0 straight-up record into the Mile High City after eking out a 27-20 win over the San Diego Chargers last week, failing to cover as 10-point chalk to incur their first against-the-spread loss of the season.
Their seven-point victory over the Chargers also marks Green Bay’s slimmest win of the season after picking up their five previous victories by an average margin of over 11 points per game, and they enter Sunday night’s Packers vs. Broncos betting matchup at Sports Authority Field having surrendered just 15.6 points per game over their last five contests.
Green Bay’s success has largely been built on standout play at home, winning their last 13 SU in the friendly confines of Lambeau Field, 9-3-1 ATS, along with a pair of dominating wins in Chicago and San Francisco earlier this season.
However, the Packers have been ordinary at times on the road, picking up SU wins in just six of their last 11, both SU and ATS, but are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in their last seven as road chalk according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
Denver enjoyed a bye last week after moving to 6-0 with its 26-23 Week 6 win over the Cleveland Browns. The win was far from a cakewalk for the Broncos, which blew a nine-point fourth-quarter lead before rebounding with a game-winning field goal in overtime.
Slim victories have been the Broncos’ trademark this season, narrowly getting past the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings with late-game heroics, with the club struggling to produce offense at times, falling to 29th in the NFL in total yards per game.
Denver has dominated on defense, holding opposing passers to a league-leading 192.2 yards per game, and trails only the Packers in points allowed, surrendering just 17.0 per game.
But it has been 16 years since the Broncos recorded a win over Green Bay, losing three straight since, twice getting blown out by the Packers by 26 points or more, while quarterback Peyton Manning is just 1-2 SU in three career clashes with the Pack, tossing eight touchdown passes against three interceptions.