Sometimes when they make the NFL schedule, prime time games appear to be big draws, but by the time the game rolls around, they end up being duds. That will be the case this Thursday when the 1-5 Arizona Cardinals host the 2-4 Denver Broncos. The funny thing is that the Cardinals have not won at home, and the Broncos have not won on the road this season, so unless they tie, something will have to give. It should be a pretty close game.
ESPN gives the Broncos a slight 52% chance to win, and they are a 2.5-point favorite. With the money line, Denver is -140. There's not too many injuries for this game; most players are listed as questionable. The only player ruled out is Bronco's WR Jordan Taylor, and he's not what you would call a difference maker anyway.
The over/under is low as it should be at 41.5 points. Denver is scoring 20 points per game and Arizona a dismal 13.7. Poor Denver. They opened the season 2-0 before dropping 4 straight, although they did almost beat the Super Bowl favorite Rams last week at home, but fell short 23-20. For me, in the end I like the Broncos' #12 offense to come up big against the Cardinals' #24 ranked defense. So I think they win outright as well as cover the 2.5-point spread.