Broncos vs. Raiders Pick
Is the under a good bet to cash on Sunday night when the Raiders host the Broncos at 8:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Raiders are now 2-point home favorites versus the Broncos after opening as a 2.5-point favorite earlier in the week. As for the total, the number opened at 44.5 and has been bet down to 43.5.
BRONCOS KEY TRENDS: The Broncos have been a solid bet overall and a good road play as well, covering in four of their last five games away from Denver and going 8-2-1 against the number in their last 11 games overall. They're also 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 games versus AFC West opponents and are 6-1-1 ATS in their last eight games coming off a win. Most importantly, the Broncos are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games in Oakland and are 7-1-1 at the betting window in their last nine games versus the Raiders overall.
RAIDERS KEY TRENDS: The Raiders have been an awful home bet, covering zero times in their last seven games in Oakland. They're also 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games versus AFC West opponents but are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games versus AFC opponents overall.
OUR PREDICTION: The Raiders are explosive offensively but they played nearly an entire extra quarter last Sunday in Tampa when they beat the Bucs in overtime, now they come home after a long few weeks of travel. The Broncos defense will be up for the Derek Carr challenge and should take a page out of Kansas City's playbook a month ago when the Chiefs played a time-of-possession game to keep Oakland's offense on the sideline. If the Broncos can run the ball effectively, the under should hit on Sunday night. The under is 4-1 in the Broncos' last five games overall.
NFL WEEK 9 PREDICTION: BRONCOS/RAIDERS UNDER 43.5