Broncos vs. Raiders Prediction
Will the Denver Broncos snap their current losing streak when they visit the Oakland Raiders at 4:25 p.m. ET in Paxton Lynch’s first start of the season?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Oakland. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raiders are 4-point home favorites versus the Broncos, who opened as 4.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 42.5 points after hitting the board at 44.
Who Public Bettors Like: As of this writing, the Raiders are receiving a whopping 70% of betting lines.
Who the Historical Trends Like: Denver and the under. The favorite is 9-1-1 against the spread in the last 11 games between these two teams but the support for the Raiders ends there. The Broncos are 5-1 against the spread in their last six trips to Oakland and are 9-2-1 against the number in their last 12 games versus the Raiders overall. The under, meanwhile, is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams.
Who We Like: Denver…I guess. This a rough matchup. You either back a Raiders team that was overrated to start the year and who is coming off a dismal performance in Week 11, or take the points with a Broncos team that gave up on their season weeks ago. Maybe Lynch will provide a spark.
The Raiders are 1-6-1 against the spread in their last eight games overall, are 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven conference games, and are 1-5-1 against the spread in their last seven games played on grass. They’re also just 6-14 at the betting window in their last 20 home games versus a team with a losing road record and are 1-3-1 against the spread in their last five games coming off a loss.
NFL WEEK 12 PREDICTIONS: DENVER BRONCOS +4