NCAAB Basketball - Preview

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders meet at O.co Coliseum.

The Broncos were a 31-23 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Buccaneers. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (54) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oakland lost its last outing, a 20-17 result against the Browns on December 2. The Raiders failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 37 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Current streak:
Denver has won 7 straight games.
Oakland has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Denver: 9-3 SU, 7-5 ATS
Oakland: 3-9 SU, 3-9 ATS

Denver most recently:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the division are 7-3

Oakland most recently:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Denver is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Denver's last 6 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver's last 5 games
Denver is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing Denver
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against Denver
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Denver

Next up:
Denver at Baltimore, Sunday, December 16
Oakland home to Kansas City, Sunday, December 16