Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 8, 2008
Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders
Monday, 10:15 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Broncos – 1 , Total 41.5
The Oakland Raiders host the Denver Broncos in the late game on ESPN’s opening Monday Night Football doubleheader as rookie Darren McFadden makes his NFL regular season debut. The Raiders’ running back is expected to make an immediate impact this season. He will be facing a Denver defense that was terrible against the run last season, allowing 145.9 yards per game. In the two teams final meeting last season Raiders’ running back
Justin Fargas had 146 yards. SBG Global reports that early NFL betting has the public taking Broncos on the Road.
Both teams will be looking for improved play out of their quarterbacks this season. Denver’s Jay Cutler was up and down last season, throwing for 20 touchdowns but also throwing 14 interceptions. He was diagnosed with Diabetes in the off-season and is now receiving insulin that should help his overall energy level. Cutler will be missing his favorite receiver in Monday’s game as Brandon Marshall is out due to a one-game suspension.
The Raiders are also hoping for better quarterback play this season. JaMarcus Russell is the full-time starter this season and he will look to put up solid numbers this season. “You can never be Superman when you have other teammates,” Russell said. “So just go out there and do the basics and do what you do each and every day.” The Raiders signed former Bronco wide receivers Javon Walker and Ashley Lelie in the off-season to give Russell some deep threats.
SBG Global Current Line: Broncos – 3 , Total 41
Here are the NFL betting stats for Monday’s game. Denver head coach Mike Shanahan is 20-6 against the Raiders. The Broncos are 6-15 ATS in their last 21 games on grass. The Broncos are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Broncos are 4-13 ATS in their last 17 vs. the AFC. The Broncos are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 vs. the AFC West. The Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Broncos are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in September.
The Raiders are 26-54-1 ATS in their last 81 games overall. The Raiders are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games in September. The Raiders are 8-22 ATS in their last 30 home games. The Raiders are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 Monday games. The Raiders are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between the two teams. The Underdog is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Over is 6-1 in the Broncos last 7 vs. the AFC West. The Under is 5-1 in the Broncos last 6 Monday games. The Over is 9-2 in the Broncos last 11 vs. the AFC. The Over is 19-7-1 in the Broncos last 27 games overall. The Over is 5-2 in the Broncos last 7 road games.
The Under is 6-1 in the Raiders last 7 Monday games. The Over is 6-1 in the Raiders last 7 games overall. The Under is 13-5 in the Raiders last 18 vs. the AFC West. The Under is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings between the two teams.
Picks Record To Date: 1-1 -1.20 units
Pick: Raiders 3units
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