Raiders vs. Broncos Prediction
Can the Denver Broncos get off to a 2-0 start when they play host to the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West clash today at 4:25PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, September 16, 2018
4:25PM ET – Broncos Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Broncos are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -6.5 points against the Raiders. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 45.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 60 percent going on Denver at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Broncos holds off Seahawks
The Broncos started the season with a 27-24 win at home over the Seahawks last week. Seattle pushed on the 3-point spread while going over the 42.5-point total. Denver is 2-0-1 against the spread in their last three games.
Denver put up 470 yards of offense in the victory while holding Seattle to just 306 total yards while forcing three turnovers. Von Miller racked up three sacks in the victory. Case Keenum had a nice debut for the team despite throwing three interceptions. He finished with 329 passing yards and three touchdowns. Rookie backs Phillips Lindsay and Royce Freeman combined for 142 rushing yards while Emmanuel Sanders had 10 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Raiders rolled at home
The Oakland Raiders opened the season on Monday night with a 33-13 loss to the Rams at home. It wasn’t a great debut for Jon Gruden. The Raiders failed to cover as a 6.5-point underdog and they went under the 47.5-point total. The Raiders are 3-3 ATS in their last six games
The Raiders started the loss with a touchdown and then got outscored 33-6 from there. They finished the game with 395 yards of offense while giving up 365 yards to the Rams. Derek Carr threw for 303 yards and had three interceptions. Tight end Jared Cook had a big game, catching nine passes for 180 yards. The Oakland defense gave up 140 rushing yards to the Rams in the loss.
NFL Betting Trends
The Broncos are 7-1-2 against the spread in their last 10 games in September and 4-1 ATS in their last five Week 2 games.
The Raiders are just 2-5 ATS in their last seven division games and 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 against winning teams.
The spread is pretty big but the Broncos have the ability to pull away in this one. Denver will put on a pass rush to give Carr a lot of problems and lead to some turnovers. Denver’s offense should be just fine moving the ball at home against the Raiders. The Broncos had a lot of offense in Week 1 under Keenum and I think that provided a little spring in the step of the skill players. If Keenum can avoid turnovers, Denver should cover with some ease.
NFL Prediction: Denver Broncos -6.5