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Monday Night Football Picks Houston Texans vs Denver Broncos

Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos center Manny Ramirez (66) prepares to hike the football across from the Houston Texans in the first quarter of a preseason game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Odds

  • Spread: Broncos (-7.5)
  • Total: 39.5

How to Watch MNF Online Stream

  • NFL.com app will stream this game for free for all Verizon Wireless customers
  • ESPN’s WatchESPN app streams this game live
  • Stream this game live on your phone or tablet for free using a SlingBox (game must be available on your TV)

Injuries and Inactives

Inactives are typically announced 90 minutes before kickoff, but here are the players that were already declared out for this game.

Texans inactives:

  • G Oday Aboushi
  • S Quintin Demps
  • RB Jonathan Grimes
  • DE Joel Heath
  • WR Keith Mumphery
  • ILB Brian Peters
  • QB Brandon Weeden

Broncos inactives:

  • WR Cody Latimer
  • OLB DeMarcus Ware
  • QB Austin Davis
  • DB Shiloh Keo
  • DB Lorenzo Doss
  • OL Connor McGovern
  • OL Billy Turner

MNF Expert Picks

  • Pro handicappers Brad Powers and Fezzik like Broncos (-7.5)
  • 57% of public money are on Broncos (-7.5), 82% are on the Broncos ML (-360), and 56% are on the Over 39.5
  • 2014 Supercontest winner CH Ballers picked Broncos (-7.5)
  • 19% of Supercontest picked Broncos (-7.5) and 6% picked Texans (+7.5)
  • All 9 ESPN experts like Broncos to win the game
  • 6 of 8 CBS Sports experts like Broncos (-8)
  • 5 of 5 USA Today experts like Broncos (-7.5)
  • Fox Sports simulator predicts a final score of 20.4 – 18.6 Broncos, which translates to Texans (+7.5) and Under 40.5
  • FiveThirtyEight nfk elo projection likes Texans (+7.5)

Here’s what everybody is talking about for this game…