Raiders vs. Broncos Total Prediction
The Raiders still have an opportunity to clinch the playoffs but they need a lot of help and need to beat the Broncos at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday. Is the value with the over or the under?
131 Oakland Raiders (+3.5) at 132 Denver Broncos (-3.5); O/U 40.5
4:25 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 29
Empower Field at Mile High
According to our NFL Public Betting Chart page, the Broncos are drawing 54% of the betting tickets ahead of tonight’s game.
Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin
Derek Carr completed 26-of-30 passes for 291 yards and one touchdown in the Raiders' 24-17, Week 16 win over the Chargers. He also rushed for a three-yard touchdown, with both his passing and rushing scores coming before halftime. DeAndre Washington scored on the opening drive of the third quarter, and that proved enough to beat the hapless Chargers. Carr's touchdown toss was a 56-yard catch-and-run by Hunter Renfrow, shedding some shoddy tackling after making the short catch. Carr's 291 yards were his third-most of the season, a year where he has zero 300-yard days. Truly unimaginable in today's NFL. Carr will wrap up his bounce-back season in Denver next week.
Denver Broncos Fantasy Spin
Drew Lock completed 25-of-33 passes for 192 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions while adding 10 yards on four rushing attempts Sunday in Denver’s Week 16 victory over the Lions. It was a clean day for Denver's offensive line as Lock didn't take any sacks in this one. Playing at home against a dismal Lions secondary (second-most passing yards allowed), Lock took care of business Sunday, at one point leading five consecutive scoring drives. His lone touchdown pass came on a fourth-quarter RPO with Lock pitching to DaeSean Hamilton for the go-ahead score. The rookie spread the wealth, completing passes to nine different receivers in Sunday's victory. Now 3-1 as the Broncos starter, Lock will look to finish 2019 in style when the Raiders visit Mile High in Week 17.
The under is 12-5-1 in the Raiders’ last 18 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
The under is 5-0-1 in the Broncos’ last six games after allowing less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
NFL Week 17 Prediction
The under is a perfect 6-0 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 4-0 in the last four meetings in December. The under is also 10-4 in the Broncos’ last 14 home games, is 12-3-1 in their last 16 divisional games and is 7-2 in their last nine games as a favorite. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Raiders’ last six games overall, is 4-0 in their last four road games and is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games played in the month of December.
NFL WEEK 17 PREDICTION: RAIDERS/BRONCOS UNDER 40.5