Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos: Preview and Pick
7 Replies | 548 ViewsOn 09/17/2013 09:09 PM in NFL
The Oakland Raiders have surprised many NFL experts this season, but in week three of the NFL schedule they will get a real teat. The Denver Broncos are one of the best teams in the league and they will be looking to prove a point under the prime time lights against the Raiders.
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos Odds
The NFL betting line for this game opened up with the Broncos listed as (-14.5) point favorites in this prime time affair. That line as expected has moved and can now be found at (-15.5) if not higher at several top rated online sportsbooks. The betting public still does not believe in the Raiders as 68 percent of the betting public is on Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
The Broncos are easily one of the best teams in the league as they are off to a 2-0 start to the season. Peyton Manning has Bronco fans believing that they are the best team in the AFC and a home win over the Raiders should be easy.
The Broncos could be one of the best second half teams in the league. Manning has this team ready to go to a Super Bowl, but they can’t lay down against a lower tier tem like the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders are armed with a new mobile quarterback, but they need to compete at a high level if they hope to beat the Broncos.
The Raiders are flying under the radar as a team that cannot get the job done but if the play at the same intensity they did when they played the Jaguars they may just sneak away with the win. The Broncos need to take this team seriously if they want to avoid the letdown. Luckily the trends in this game tell another story.
The football betting trends are obviously in favor of the Broncos. The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game, 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Monday game and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a win. The Broncos are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.