Free Pick: OAK/DEN
AFC West rivals meet at Invesco Field at Mile High this Sunday when the Denver Broncos host the Oakland Raiders.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Broncos a –9 point spread favorite. The over/under for this game has been set at 42.5 total points.
The trends don’t favor either team in this matchup. Oakland is just 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games, while Denver is 0-4-1 against the spread in its last five games at home.
So without much help from the trends in this game, we have to take a closer look at the numbers. The Broncos have a major edge in points for at 24.8 to 12.8, as well as in passing yards a game at 279.8 to 137.9.
The biggest takeaway from this game is that the Broncos are hot, at home and have the offensive firepower to blowout the Raiders. If Denver gets up early, there’s no way Oakland can get back into the game with JaMarcus Russell at quarterback. The Raiders’ offense is atrocious, especially through the air. Denver should walk away with not only a victory, but a cover as well.
Our Free NFL Pick for the Week 12 matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos game is
DENVER BRONCOS -9
TheSpread.com Projected Final Score
Denver Broncos 34
Oakland Raiders 17
We also predict that this game will GO OVER THE TOTAL (42.5 Sportsbook.com) SET BY ODDSMAKERS
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Posted: 11/23/08 1:05PM ET