It’s game week 5 and the big Thursday night match is from Colorado, where the Denver Broncos (2-2) host the Indianapolis Colts (1-2-1) at Mile High Stadium. The action starts at 1.15 am, live on Sky Sports and we’ve picked out two best bets for your attention. 

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The Broncos fell to a .500 record, after a 32-23 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday. They will be boosted, however, by the news that ex-Seahawk QB, Russell Wilson, is raring to go and fit to play, after being listed as limited due to a shoulder issue. 

Wilson threw for 237 yards, with two passing and one rushing TD in the loss in Nevada. Denver have won both their home games this season and will be hoping to make that 3-0 on Thursday night football. 

Another Quarterback who moved on in the summer, following a lengthy 14-year stint at his previous club Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan has struggled to get going at the Colts, as they have had a shocking 1-2-1 start to the season.

Remarkably, Indy’s sole win came against the high flying Chiefs and was bookended by a 24-0 shutout against the Jags and a 24-17 loss to the Titans last weekend. One reason for the Colts poor start has been the indifferent form of last year’s league leading rusher, RB Jonathan Taylor, who has only one TD to his name thus far. 

NFL Betting Odds

Broncos -3.5 Handicap – 10/11

Denver have looked strong at home, beating the Texans, and more impressively, the 49ers. The Colts meanwhile have looked disjointed away from home, in tying with the hopeless Texans and being thumped by the Jags. With Russell Wilson fit and in charge of the Broncos offence, they should have enough to cover the spread at home.

Melvin Gordon & Mo Alie-Cox to score a TD – 11/1

I’m punting on Broncos Running Back Melvin Gordon and Colts Tight End Mo Alie-Cox to each score a touchdown.

One man who will benefit from the season-ending injury to Broncos number one RB Javonte Williams in week 4 is Melvin Gordon. The 29-year-old fumbled early in the loss to the Raiders and it proved costly, but with Williams out, Head Coach Nathaniel Hackett has bigged up his veteran running back and he will get plenty of game time this week. He ran in a TD against the 49ers and I won’t be surprised to see him score again here.

TE Alie-Cox isn’t utilised a great deal by the Colts offense but they do tend to go to him near the red zone. The 29-year-old had a week to remember last time out against the Titans, with six receptions for 85 yards and two TDS. He also picked up four TD’s last year so when they need someone to make a play, they often go to Mo. He’s 9/2 on the single which looks on the large side.

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