KUSA – Jay Kornegay begins his explanation of his Las Vegas-based sports book’s underwhelming projection for the 2017 Denver Broncos by saying he hopes he’s wrong.
Kornegay is not just a lifelong Broncos fan. He grew up in Colorado Springs, then as a high school kid living in Cheyenne, Wyoming, he was a single, season-ticket holder who used to attend Broncos’ games during the Orange Crush era at old Mile High Stadium by himself.
Yet, as the vice president of race and sports operations at the Westgate Superbook, Kornegay has the Broncos tied for 17th in the NFL with an over/under projected win total of 8.
As in, 8-8. Other sports books have the Broncos’ projected a little better with an over/under win total of 8.5, which places them in the top 15.
Still, Denver is a long ways from the New England Patriots, who play the Broncos on Nov. 12 and have an over/under win projection of 12.5.
“As a bookmaker I’ve got to turn the fan light off and bookmaking light on,’’ Kornegay said. “You say (eight) is not an exciting number and unfortunately that’s how we…
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