|2013 NFL Week 17 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Broncos vs. Raiders|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 27 December 2013 09:00|
Broncos vs. Raiders Odds
Denver is 12-3 on the season, 5-2 on the road and 9-5-1 against the spread. Oakland is 4-11 overall, 3-4 at home and 7-7-1 against the spread. Denver has won four straight over Oakland, including a 37-21 win on Sept. 23.
Trends show that the Broncos are 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four against the Raiders and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 trips to Oakland. These two have hit the over in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Denver is the clear favorite on the road, as the Broncos have odds of -13 points against the Raiders. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Denver favored by 13 points and the spread quickly bumped up to 13.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 53.5 points.
Denver is coming off a 37-13 win at Oakland last week. The Broncos need a win on Sunday to secure the top spot in the AFC playoffs. If they lose, Denver could end up as the two seed if New England wins. The Broncos are averaging 457.3 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense is giving up 362.7 yards per game. Peyton Manning has thrown for 5,211 yards and a new NFL record, 51 touchdown passes, this season. Demaryius Thomas has added 86 receptions for 1,317 yards and 12 scores while Danny Trevathan is leading the defense with 123 tackles, two sacks and three interceptions.
Oakland is coming off a 26-13 loss at San Diego last week. The Raiders have lost five straight entering this game. Oakland is averaging just 339 yards per game this season on offense, while the defense is allowing 357.4 yards per game. Matt McGloin has thrown for 1,547 yards and eight touchdowns this season while Rashad Jennings has rushed for 724 yards and six touchdowns despite not starting until midway through the season. Oakland is being led on defense by Nick Roach, who has 106 tackles, 5.5 sacks and one interception.
In terms of Injuries, Denver defensive end Derek Wolfe (illness) and guard Chris Kuper (ankle) are both questionable. Oakland running back Jeremy Stewart (ankle) is questionable for the game as well.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Broncos, as Denver is getting 73% of the wagers with odds of -13 points at Oakland on Sunday.