Broncos vs Raiders Betting Matchup Report

Fresh off of an upset win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Oakland Raiders will try to continue their success at Mile High with another upset win over the Denver Broncos.

Oakland is 4-0 SU and ATS in its last four games in Denver and is 6-0 ATS in its last six trips to Colorado. The total has gone OVER in five straight meetings between these two teams and in eight of the last 10.

Denver struggles as a favorite and Oakland thrives in the dog role. An interesting bye-week angle has Oakland at 6-1 ATS the past 7 times that their pre-bye week is on road. That is the situation here in Week 4.

View Oakland vs Denver Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The point spread was settled in at 5.5 favoring the host Broncos earlier in the week, according to Sportsbook.ag. The over under line was hovering around 47.5, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 20-rated Broncos and the No. 29-ranked Raiders, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 25-16 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Denver's No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 25.7 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 26 this week at 29.3 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 258 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 264.7 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Raiders feature the league's No. 32-rated road run defense, allowing 263 yards per game. Denver, meanwhile, ranks No. 23 in rushing offense at home.

The Raiders were a 34-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Steelers. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (65) made winners of OVER bettors. Oakland comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Carson Palmer in defeating the Steelers 34-31.

The Broncos were a 31-25 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Texans. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (56) made winners of OVER bettors. Peyton Manning handled the Texans defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 330 yards and 2 scores, but Denver still lost to Houston 31-25.

Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the division are 6-4

Denver Broncos Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 7-3
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the division are 3-7

 

A few Raiders at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games on the road
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 5 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Oakland at Atlanta, Sunday, October 14
Denver at New England, Sunday, October 7

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