At the onset of his second stint as coach of the Raiders Jon Gruden got a cold slap in the face from the LA Rams. Oakland was humiliated in a 33-13 home loss on Monday Night to the Rams. Accordingly, the Raiders problems were exposed as far beyond mere coaching. Simultaneously it did remind everyone of Gruden’s bad ending with Tampa Bay in his last job. Meanwhile the Broncos earned much needed NFL betting credibility with a win over Seattle. Embattled head coach Vance Joseph still has much work to do but it was a great start according to those watching, handicapping and on wagering on their mobile betting apps or PCs.
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
Date and Time: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Broncos Stadium at Mile High, Denver, Colorado
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Raiders||-6 (-110)||45½ (-110)|
|Broncos||-6 (-110)||45½ (-110)|
Raiders vs. Broncos TV Coverage: CBS
Certainly, Joseph and the Broncos have an NFL betting asset that was missing last year. Quarterback Case Keenum gives Denver a legitimate NFL quarterback that they were lacking in 2017. In fact, Keenum won last week’s game with a four-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas with 11:11 to play. He finished with 329 yards passing and three touchdowns. However, Keenum also threw three interceptions which was a reminder of why Minnesota let him go. Also starring for Denver last week was Emmanuel Sanders with 10 catches, 135 yards and a TD.
In view of Keenum’s performance Oakland quarterback Derek Carr would have gladly traded. For example, Carr had a 10.9 quarterback rating and threw three interceptions in the loss to the Rams. And one of those were returned for a 50-yard pick six by LA’s Marcus Peters. More emphatically it was not the type of homecoming Gruden or the Raiders had planned for.
Stats to Consider
As a consequence of their respective performances Denver should be getting public love for Sunday. Secondly, it’s hard to recommend a Raiders team so completely outplayed.Oakland has been a weak bet as a road dog. To begin with they have covered the line in just two of their last nine in that role. Five of their last six in that place went under the total. Meanwhile Denver has been up and down as a home chalk. Overall, they have lost just five of their last 13 vs. the odds laying points at home. Just two of their last five in that situation went under the number.
Team vs. Team
Denver has had the Offshore betting edge in this head to head series with the Raiders. To be exact they have paid in nine of their last 13 with the Silver and Black. Five of the last six between these teams went under the total. Correlate at Mile High where the Broncos have covered four of their last six vs. Oakland. And the last three meetings in this matchup at Denver went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Owing to a 5-11 NFL betting record last year Joseph and the Broncos were scorned. Embracing change with Keenum has put Denver back in the AFC West race. In a similar fashion the hype over “Chucky” Gruden and Oakland is quickly over. Starting with the debacle with the Rams its obvious Gruden has plenty to fix with the Raiders.
Raiders vs. Broncos NFL Betting Odds Pick
As has been noted the trends and form all point towards Denver in this one!
Raiders vs. Broncos NFL Betting Online Pick: Denver Broncos
Raiders vs. Broncos NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Broncos 31 Raiders 21
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