Last Updated Oct 02, 2022, 4:28 PM
Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders Picks, Predictions, Odds
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Week 4 of the NFL season will resume on Sunday mid-afternoon with a compelling AFC West showdown between the Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders. Coverage begins from Allegiant Stadium in Vegas at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.
DENVER BRONCOS vs. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS BETTING PREDICTION
The Raiders entered Week 1 with sky high expectations, as Derek Carr and co. earned the top Wild Card spot in the AFC with a record of 10-7 last year, and this past offseason, brought in All-Pro WR Devante Adams and head coach Josh McDaniels to help steer the ship. However, things haven’t exactly gone as planned, as the Raiders kicked off the season with three straight losses to the Chargers, Cardinals, and Titans, with all three of those losses coming by less than a touchdown.
Speaking of things that haven’t gone as planned, the Broncos currently sit 2-1 on the season, however, their offense scored 16 PTS or less in all three of those contests (14.3 PPG), which is very promising regarding the strength of Denver’s defense, but it’s been quite disappointing for a squad that sacrificed a great deal in order to acquire Russell Wilson from Seattle.
I’ll back Vegas to finally put a win on the board here, as the Raiders may currently stand as the lone 0-3 team in the league, but their offense still generated 19+ PTS in all three of those losses (21.3 PPG), which is feat Denver still hasn’t accomplished with Wilson at QB, so I like my chances with the Raiders in a must-win home game in Week 4.
Score Prediction: Raiders 24, Broncos 17
Best Bet: Raiders -2.5 (-110)
DENVER BRONCOS vs. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS BETTING ODDS
DENVER BRONCOS vs. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS BETTING RESOURCES
Date: Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022
Matchup: AFC West
Venue: Allegiant Stadium
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Time-TV: CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET
DENVER BRONCOS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Broncos saddled up for the homestretch last year sitting well within striking distance of a playoff spot at 7-6. However, QB Teddy Bridgewater suffered a season-ending injury in Week 14 and Denver limped to the finish line with an 0-4 skid, resulting in their relatively lackluster 7-10 mark for the season.
Denver’s defense is rarely the issue, as the Broncos ranked second in scoring and ninth in total yardage last season (18.9 PPG, 326 YPG), and so far this season, they rank second scoring and third in yardage (12 PPG, 251 YPG). So, the addition of a high-profile QB seemed like an easy fix, but that certainly hasn’t been the case for Wilson and co. through the first three weeks of the season.
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS BETTING ANALYSIS
The Raiders and Chargers were deadlocked at 9-7 heading into their Week 18 Sunday Night Football matchup last season, with the winner earning a first-round playoff matchup against Cincinnati and the loser going home. However, to the majority’s surprise, the Raiders came out on top, as the Chargers rallied back from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime, but Vegas still managed to escape with a narrow three-point victory to claim the Wild Card spot (W, 35-32).
The last two weeks have been heartbreaking for Vegas’ fans, as the Raiders coughed up a massive 20-point lead against the Cardinals in Week 2 (L, 29-23), and in Week 3, they had a chance to tie Tennessee with a two-point conversion attempt at the 1:14 mark in the fourth quarter, but the try was unsuccessful, and the Titans escaped with their first victory of the year, while the Raiders still remain winless.
DENVER BRONCOS vs. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS PACKERS BETTING TRENDS
- The Broncos are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games.
- The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last five games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Denver's last 14 games.
- The Broncos are 1-8 ATS in their last nine matchups against the Raiders.
- The total has gone OVER in 12 of the Raiders' last 18 home games.
- The Broncos are 1-6 SU in their last seven matchups against Las Vegas.
- The Broncos are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 9 of the last 11 matchups between the Raiders and Broncos.
- The total has gone UNDER in five straight matchups between the Raiders and Broncos away from Denver.