Broncos-Jaguars games could be greatest point spread in NFL history

Oct 1, 2013 3:01 AM

Special to Gaming Today

When Broncos host Jaguars in two weeks it could be the greatest point spread in NFL history.

Since 1989, there have been 15 games posted at sports books in Las Vegas with a point spread of 19 or higher. The 1993 meeting between Cincinnati and San Francisco and the 2007 showdown between Philadelphia and New England both closed at an all-time high 23½ points.

At the moment, it appears as if the Week 6 Jaguars -Broncos 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, That 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 points or higher, the underdog has gone 10-5 ATS.

However, those dogs have also gone 0-15 straight-up. GamingToday sports editor Mark Mayer said that even if the point spread would reach 30, he would take the Broncos. Denver is averaging over 45 points per game.

(The GT staff contributed to the report).

Joe Fortenbaugh, worked as an NFL Agent from 2003-2006 at JB Sports, Inc. Follow Joe on Twitter @joefortenbaugh, and check out his website at NationalFootballPost.com. You can reach him at [email protected].

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