On the whole this season has been about next season for Oakland. Jon Gruden’s return to the sidelines from the broadcast booth has been about a culture change. And amassing power. Consider the firing of Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Following that is Gruden’s ten-year contract. In brief Raiders owner Mark Davis has put the future of is Vegas bound franchise in the hands of Gruden. Denver’s Betting on NFL future is up in the air. Since their Super Bowl win, it’s been downhill ever since. In fact, fans are so mad that legendary Bronco John Elway is feeling heat.
Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
Date and Time: Monday, December 24, 2018, 8:15 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Betting on NFL odds at SBG:
|Broncos||-2½ (-115)||43½ (-110)|
|Raiders||+2½ (-105)||43½ (-110)|
Broncos vs. Raiders TV Coverage: ESPN
Denver has a betting on NFL record of 6-8 straight up, 6-7-1 against the line, and 3-10-1 under the total. Last week the Broncos lost at home to Cleveland 16-17. As a result, they are in third place in the AFC West Division. On the whole Denver’s metrics are indicative of their status. To illuminate they rank 21s for scoring offense and 25th for total defense. Because of this second straight debacle of a season, big changes are likely ahead in the Mile High City.
Denver has to be disappointed with the play of quarterback Case Keenum. Specifically, Keenum arrived from Minnesota last offseason hailed as the solution to the Broncos atrocious quarterback issues. But a 15/12 touchdown to interception ratio and 82.1 rating are far below what’s necessary.
Oakland has an online wagering record of 3-11 straight up, 5-9 vs. the odds, and 6-7-1 under the total. Last time out the Raiders lost at Cincinnati 30-16 as three-point dogs. Oakland is in the basement of the AFC West Division. Consistent with their record are poor rankings in the NFL in all major categories. In fact, the Raiders are 29th for scoring offense and dead last for points allowed.
Stats to Consider
Despite their problems Denver has been a surprising value on the road. Take the case of the Broncos covering four of their last five on the road. Seven of their last nine away from home have gone under the total. Contrarily Oakland has been in the red recently at home. The Raiders have paid in just three of their last eight games at the Oakland Coliseum. And three of their last five at home have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
Late on Oakland has had the edge against Denver in their recent head to head series. For example, the Raiders have paid in four of their last six against the Broncos. Six of the last seven meetings between these teams went under the total. Supplementing that is Oakland has covered their last two home games against Denver. Four of the last six in this series at Oakland have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
To begin with the dog is always the betting on NFL matchup edge with two bad teams such as this. As has been noted the Raiders bring the money against Denver.
Broncos vs. Raiders Betting on NFL Picks
To conclude Oakland is the best of the bad choices!
Broncos vs. Raiders Betting on NFL Pick: Oakland Raiders
Broncos vs. Raiders Betting on NFL Score Prediction: Raiders 28, Broncos 24
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