Broncos vs. Raiders Total Prediction

Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders, 9/9/18 Predictions & Betting Odds

After a tumultuous offseason, the Raiders will open their 2019 season at home on Monday Night Football versus the Broncos at 10:20 p.m. ET. Will points be at a premium tonight in Oakland?

Game Snapshot

481 Denver Broncos (-2.5) at 482 Oakland Raiders (+2.5); O/U 43

10:20 p.m. ET, Monday, September 9, 2019

RingCentral Coliseum, Oakland, CA

Public Trends

According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Raiders are receiving 51% of the betting tickets as a 2.5-point home underdog versus the Broncos.

Denver Broncos Fantasy Spin

Coach Vic Fangio told reporters Monday that there's "a chance" that LB Todd Davis (calf) suits up for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Raiders. Davis has been dealing with a partial calf tear since the middle of July. His presence would be a major boost for the front seven and bad news for rookie Raiders RB Josh Jacobs. We'll know more about Davis' status later in the week once the Broncos release their official injury report.

Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin

Raiders released WR Antonio Brown. Wow. AB requested his release Saturday morning and was granted it before noon. It's unclear what type of market he'll have after back-to-back breakdowns with both the Steelers and Raiders, especially considering the lack of guaranteed money he'll likely draw on the open market. Brown's time with the Raiders might be over, but we haven't heard the last of this story.

Denver

The over is 7-2 in the Broncos’ last nine games in September.

Oakland

The under is 3-0-1 in the Raiders’ last four games overall.

Prediction

The under is a perfect 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two teams and is 5-2 in the last seven meetings in Oakland. The under is also 20-8-1 in the Broncos’ last 29 games overall and is 17-4 in the Raiders’ last 21 games versus divisional foes. I just don’t see how these two teams move the ball consistently tonight. Oakland does have a bottom-5 defense but Denver is far from explosive. Plus, with Vic Fangio in charge of the Broncos’ defense, the punchless Raiders will have a difficult time getting into the 20s tonight. I like the under.

NFL Week 1 Prediction: Broncos/Raiders UNDER 43

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