Point Spread: 3.00 | -104.00 Denver (Home)
With most NFL teams not allowing fans at least the first few weeks of the season that means there will be little to no home field advantage. That is not the case here. Even though Denver will not allow fans, they have a distinct home field advantage due to the altitude. Especially early in the season and especially this year when teams have had just a 3 week training camp and no pre-season games to get into football shape. The Broncos are a remarkable 33-4 SU at home in their first 2 weeks of the season partly due to the altitude advantage which will be even more enhances this season as we mentioned. The Titans have been practicing at an altitude of 597 feet and now they must play in Denver at an altitude of 5,280 feet. Expect the Titan players to struggle with fatigue in this game. We think Tennessee comes into this season a bit over valued. They made the playoffs last year on the heels of RB Henry and a career year from QB Tannehill. We don’t expect Tannehill to repeat last year 70% completion rate (career high) or 6 interceptions (career low). We also don’t think Henry will run wild again this year with defenses focused on him. These two met last year here in Denver and the Broncos pitched at 16-0 shutout holding Henry to just 28 yards on 15 carries. New Denver QB Lock breathed some life into this offense winning 5 of his 6 games as a starter after replacing Flacco. The Denver brass picked up some key offensive weapons for him in rookie WR’s Jeudy & Hamler along with signing RB Melvin Gordon. We like Denver as a home dog here.