by Joe Fortenbaugh
September 30, 02013
What happens when an unstoppable force meets a very moveable object? We’ll find out the answer in two weeks when the currently undefeated Denver Broncos play host to the currently winless Jacksonville Jaguars in a game that is expected to make history in the city of Las Vegas.
Since 1989, there have been 15 games posted at sports books in Las Vegas with a point spread of 19.0 or higher, with the 1993 meeting between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Francisco 49ers and the 2007 showdown between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots both closing at an all-time high of 23.5 points.
Manning and the Broncos are expected to be installed as the largest favorites in NFL history for the team's Week 6 meeting with the Jaguars.
At the moment, it appears as if the Week 6 Jacksonville-Denver tilt will eclipse that mark.
The National Football Post spoke with Johnny Avello, the Executive Director of Race & Sports at the Wynn Las Vegas, Monday morning, who said he anticipates listing the Broncos as a 25-point favorite for their meeting with the Jaguars, which would be the highest NFL point spread Avello has posted during his lengthy career.
R.J. Bell of Pregame.com tweeted Monday morning that the LVH sports book could hang the number as high as Denver -28.
Through four games, the Broncos are currently 4-0 straight-up and 3-0-1 against the spread, while the Jaguars are 0-4 both SU and ATS, losing by a ridiculous average of 24.5 points per game.
But there’s a silver lining for Jaguars fans: In the 15 games since 1989 that have featured a point spread of 19.0 points or higher, the underdog has gone 10-5 against the spread.
However, those dogs have also gone 0-15 straight-up.
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