Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos NFL Betting Online Picks
Posted by: Mike Davis
The AFC West is one of those tricky NFL betting online divisions that are hard to measure up. One minute you think everyone in the division is a legitimate playoff contender, the next everyone is battling just for an above .500 record. And when you do peg them as a bunch lackluster contenders, they go on and absolutely blow your mind. However, this weekend’s Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos matchup is bound to throw some light in the situation in the AFC West. With that in mind, let’s check the odds for this divisional matchup to determine what are the best legal bets to make.
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos – Sunday, September 16th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Mile High, Denver, Colorado
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
NFL Betting Online Odds:
The Raiders underperformed in their debut and to be honest it was expected. The organization made arguably one of the dumbest moves ever by offering Jon Gruden, who hadn’t coached a down in God knows how long, a ton of money. Rumor has it, the organization is struggling with its finances but still decided they have enough funds to slush out $10 million per year to Gruden. And while Gruden and Oakland have some history, there’s no real validation for a move this mind-bending. Furthermore, instead of giving Gruden a ton of cash, the organization should have elected to keep Khalil Mack. Mack was a force to be reckoned with in his season opener and would have been great for the Raiders had they decided to pay the man. Instead they elected to make one of the most questionable moves in NFL history and now have to fork the bill. And unless they have an incredible rebound, we can expect this season to be one heck of a disappointment for Oakland.
Players to Watch: Derek Carr (303 passing yards, 0 TD, 3 INT), Marshawn Lynch (41 rushing yards, 1 TD, 0 F), and Jared Cook (180 receiving yards, 0 TD, 9 REC).
The Broncos managed to pick up a 27-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks in their season opener. This was a tremendous win over a tough opponent. Ultimately we saw a lot of good things out of Denver, but also a ton of room for improvement. Particularly at the quarterback position. While Keenum was able to throw for over 300 yards and 3 scores, he also threw 3 picks. Without those interceptions, this game might not have been as close. If Keenum makes this types of errors this Sunday, he might put Oakland in an outstanding position to win the game. But if he doesn’t, Denver should be able to pick up a decisive win this Sunday.
Players to Watch: Case Keenum (329 passing yards, 3 TD, 3 INT), Phillip Lindsay (71 rushing yards, 0 TD, 0 F), and Emmanuel Sanders (135 receiving yards, 1 TD, 10 REC).
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Betting Predictions
Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Betting Picks
So which side should mobile betting players take in this Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos matchup? All things considered, the Broncos are the safest bet here. It’s always tough to win at Mile High especially a divisional matchup. Sign up to make your online betting prediction today!
Score Prediction: 21-17 Denver.