Broncos vs. Raiders TNF Prediction
OAKLAND, CA (ATS Consultants) – Denver has won seven straight games, which is their longest winning streak in 14 years. The Broncos (9-3 SU, 6-6 ATS) look to continue their winning ways when they travel to the O.co Coliseum to take on Oakland (3-9 SU, 3-9 ATS) on Thursday night at 8:20pm (NFL Network).
Denver is coming off a 31-23 win over Tampa Bay laying 8.5, while Oakland fell at home to Cleveland, 20-17, getting 1. Last game: Denver (-6.5) over OAKLAND, 37-6.
Line Movement: Denver opened as a 10-point favorite and remained there at most books. The total started at 50.5 and moved to 49 in most books.
Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 69% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Broncos. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.
NFL Playoff Free Pick: Take Denver. According to latest NFL trends, the road team is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 meetings. Raiders are 22-45-1 ATS in their last 68 home games, 21-43-1 ATS in their last 65 games in December, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 3-14 ATS in their last 17 games in Week 14, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC, 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss and are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
With a division title already in their pocket, the Denver Broncos are looking for a first-round bye when they meet Oakland. Denver secured its 12th division crown with a 31-23 home triumph over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. With four contests remaining, Denver is tied for the second seed in the conference with the AFC East champion New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, who all are two games behind the top-seeded Houston Texans. The Broncos manhandled the Raiders in Week 4 as Peyton Manning threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns while Willis McGahee rushed for 112 yards and a score. Oakland enters the rematch hoping to end its losing streak, which reached five games with a 20-17 setback against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. The Raiders have allowed an average of 37.8 points during their slide. They won't be able to stop Manning and that passing offense.
2012 NFL WEEK 14 FREE PICK: DENVER BRONCOS -10.5