Broncos vs. Raiders Odds
The battle for the AFC West closes out a busy Sunday of NFL action as the Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos tonight at 8:30PM ET.
According to the oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Raiders are the slight favorite at home in this game, as they are getting odds of -1 point against the Broncos. The over/under total for the game is listed at 43.5 points. Denver has won eight of the last nine meetings with Oakland, going 7-1-1 against the spread in those nine games. These two have hit the under in five of their last seven encounters.
Oakland is trying to prove itself as a legit title contender this season as they have gotten off to a 6-2 start to the year following a 30-24 OT win at Tampa last week. They are now 5-0 on the road and just 1-2 at home this season. Oakland is 5-3 against the spread, but 0-3 ATS at home while hitting the over in 6 of 8 games. The Raiders have been led by their high-powered offense that is averaging 26.9 points and 406.6 yards per game. Derek Carr is on the fringe of the MVP talk as he has thrown for 2,321 yards and 17 touchdowns this season with just 3 interceptions. He has had great blocking up front, as he has been sacked only nine times this year. Amari Cooper is the leading receiver for Oakland with 52 receptions for 787 yards and two scores. Defensively, Oakland is struggling. The Raiders are giving up 25.4 points and 417.5 yards per game. They have really struggled against the pass, allowing 292.5 yards per game. The unit also has just 11 sacks, but has forced 13 turnovers. The defense has been led by Khalil Mack, who has five sacks and 39 tackles.
Denver has won back-to-back to games to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Broncos are 2-1 on the road this year and 6-2 against the spread on the year while splitting the over/under in their eight games. Denver has been led by its tremendous defense, as they are giving up just 17 points and 319.8 yards per game. They are allowing only 202.4 passing yards per contest and have picked up 26 sacks with 16 turnovers. Von Miller is a MVP candidate as he has 33 tackles and 8.5 sacks this season. The defense has had to make up for an offense that is producing just 24.3 points and 339.8 yards per game. Denver has struggled to run the ball, putting up only 104.8 yards per game. The backfield is now also without C.J. Anderson, who was put in IR due to a meniscus injury. He had 437 yards this year. Devontae Booker will fill in as the starter. The rookie has run for 298 yards on 70 carries this season. Trevor Siemian has been the starting QB for Denver. He has thrown for 1,487 yards and eight touchdowns this season with four interceptions.