At the onset of the 2019 season will be the theme of change for the Broncos. Denver will usher in a new quarterback and coaching staff for the new season. Joe Flacco arrives from Baltimore to command the offense. In the same way defensive mastermind, Vic Fangio is the new head coach. Denver will open the 2019 pro football betting season against an ancient rival. Indeed, the Broncos and Oakland Raiders have been butting heads as original American Football League division rivals since 1960. Neither team is expected to threaten the Chiefs and Chargers for AFC West supremacy.
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
|Date and Time:||Monday, September 9, 2019, 10:20 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California|
|Broncos vs. Raiders TV Coverage:||ESPN|
Broncos vs. Raiders TV Coverage: ESPN
Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders Overview
Denver posted a 2018 pro football betting record of 6-10 straight up and 6-9-1 vs. the odds. Over the total paid in only three of their games. Above all, extending the Broncos misery was an offense ranked 24th in the NFL for scoring. Defensively Denver ranked 22nd in the NFL. In a similar way, the Raiders were 4-12 straight up and 6-10 against the spread. Only six of their games went over the total. Furthermore, Oakland ranked 28th for scoring offense and 32nd for points allowed. As a result, the Raiders missed the postseason for the 15th time in 16 years.
At the beginning of 2018 Raider hopes were high at the arrival of Jon Gruden. “Chucky” was celebrated as Oakland’s savior. However, the offshore betting reality of the Raiders was quickly revealed. As a result, Oakland was a terrible team that was outmanned in almost every game. All told it was a heaping helping of humble pie for a man touted as a genius. By contrast, Denver’s Vic Fangio was hailed for his work as Chicago Bears defensive coordinator in 2018. Fangio will partner with Flacco to try and revive a franchise that has not recovered from Peyton Manning’s retirement.
Players to Watch
Now Joe Flacco (84.2 RTG, 2465 YDS, 12 TRD, 6 INT) will try to revive his career above all. His last really good season was in 2014. Certainly, RB Phillip Lindsay (1037 YDS RSH, 9 TD, 5.4 YPC) will keep defenses honest. WR Emmanuel Sanders (71 REC, 868 YDS, 4 TD) is another Denver pro football betting asset also. Counter for the Raiders is QB Derek Carr (4049 YDS, 19 TD, 10 INT, 93.9 RTG, 68.9 COMP%). Finally, extending Raiders hopes is the arrival of WR Antonio Brown (104 REC, 1297 YDS, 15 TD).
Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders Betting Stats
The Broncos are:
- 2-7 against the spread as road dogs
- 3-7 under the total getting points on the road
- 2-5 vs. the line in games with the Raiders
- 1-7 under the total in meetings vs. Oakland
The Raiders are:
- 5-3 against the spread as home chalks
- 9-3 over the total as a favorite at Oakland Coliseum
- 3-0 vs. the line in home games with Denver
- 2-5 under the total in home games with the Broncos
Broncos vs. Raiders Pro Football Betting Pick: Oakland Raiders
Broncos vs. Raiders Pro Football Betting Score Prediction: Raiders 31, Broncos 27
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