The Denver Broncos have a different look these days under young signal caller Brock Osweiler, but the experiment has worked out so far. Denver has won each of his first two starts after replacing future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning and will be seeking to make it three in a row in Week 14 against the Oakland Raiders.
Denver has been the Kryptonite for the Raiders in recent years. The Raiders have dropped each of their last eight meetings with Denver. The Broncos certainly have made a habit of performing well against their division, going 8-1 ATS in their previous nine against AFC West opponents.
The Raiders opened as 7.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks, which will appeal to UNDER bettors. In the Raiders’ last 11 games when tabbed as underdogs, the UNDER is a sizzling 10-1.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Sportsbooks, including Bovada, had set the Denver Broncos as -6-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total was hovering around 44 earlier in the week (check for the current over-under lines at MyBookie).
Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 28-17 victory for the Broncos. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Betting fans of the Denver Broncos have seen them go 10-2 and 7-4-1 ATS so far this season, while the Oakland Raiders are at 5-7 and 6-6 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Oakland Raiders are 7-3-2, while the Denver Broncos are 4-6-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Denver vs Oakland injuries news.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Denver Broncos at No. 7 and the Oakland Raiders at No. 20 heading into this contest.
The game also pits Denver's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 22.42 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 26.17 PPG. The Broncos aerial game is averaging 236.92 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 271.08 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Oakland Raiders own the league's No. 11-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 95.83 yards per game when on the road. Denver, on the other hand, rates No. 10 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Derek Carr threw a pair of TD passes in Oakland's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Kansas City 34-20 in Week 13 action on Sunday.
In their last game, the Broncos were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Chargers by a score of 17-3.
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland home to Green Bay, Sunday, December 20th
Denver at Pittsburgh, Sunday, December 20th
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