Raiders vs Broncos Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1
On Sunday, September 10th at 4:25 PM ET, the Las Vegas Raiders and Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. CBS is carrying television coverage the for game.
In a matchup between two AFC West rivals, the Broncos are 4 point favorites at home. Which side are we taking? Read on to get our pick and analysis.
Prediction at a Glance for Broncos vs Raiders
- Need a quick pick? I got the Raiders to cover at +4.
- Broncos over Raiders straight-up.
- Don’t miss out on the under at 44.
Betting Odds & Lines for this Game
- Spread: Raiders +4 | Broncos -4
- Total: 44
- MoneyLine: Raiders +162 | Broncos -202
Raiders vs. Broncos Prediction: Spread
When looking at the Raiders’ performance vs. the spread last season, they put together a record of 8-9. The team’s average scoring margin for the season was -1.4 and they finished with a 3-6 at home and 5-3 on the road.
Against the spread, the Broncos went 7-10 last season on an average scoring margin of -4.2. On the road, Denver’s ATS record was 4-5 and 3-5 at home.
Last season, teams that were favored against the spread, went on to cover at a rate of just 44.6%. I like the value in grabbing the Raiders at +4 in their matchup vs. the Broncos.
- Free Spread Prediction Raiders +4 (Bet Now)
Raiders vs. Broncos Prediction: MoneyLine
The Raiders are entering the new season after a previous campaign that saw them end with an overall record of 6-11. Within the AFC-West, Las Vegas finished 3rd with a record of 3-3 record when facing divisional opponents. At home the Raiders concluded with a 4-4 record, and they went 2-7 on the road.
The Broncos are gearing up for the season, looking to improve on their last place finish in the AFC-West which put them 14th in the AFC. Denver’s cumulative record stood at 5-12, which included going 1-8 on the road and 4-4 when playing on their own turf. When facing divisional opponents, the Broncos achieved a 1-5 record.
For a moneyline bet, I like the Broncos to pick up the win. However, my recommendation is to stick to the moneyline, as our model gives the Raiders a decent chance at covering.
- Free MoneyLine Prediction Broncos -202 (Bet Now)
Raiders vs. Broncos Prediction: Total
The average over under line in Las Vegas’ games last season was 46.3 points, leading to an over/under record of 8-8-1. Overall, their games finished with an average of 47.8 points per game.
On average, the Broncos and their opponents averaged 38 points per game, which was 30th in the league. For the season, Denver had an over/under record of 6-11.
Before Sunday, I’d recommend getting some action on the under for this Broncos vs. Raiders matchup. Our model has these teams combining for 43 points, leaving me feeling confident about getting a bet down on the under.
- Free MoneyLine Prediction UNDER 44 (Bet Now)
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