Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos
Free Betting Pick & Score Prediction

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, January 1, 2017
Where: Sports Authority Field, Denver, Colorado
TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS.
LINE: Broncos -1.5. O/U: 40.5

The Oakland Raiders and the Denver Broncos will meet on the gridiron at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday in a battle of division rivals.

Denver lost its last outing, a 33-10 result against the Chiefs on December 25. The Broncos failed to cover in that game as a +3.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game OVER the total.

The Raiders were a 33-25 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Colts. They covered the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors.

Oakland: (12-3 SU, 10-5 ATS)

With McGloin at quarterback the Raiders will try to emulate its game plan from last month’s victory over Broncos, when Latavius Murray rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns to lead a ground game that churned out 218 yards. Last week rookie DeAndre Washington ran for 99 yards and a pair of 22-yard touchdown runs on 12 carries against the Colts so look for the Raiders to use both a lot. McGloin also has key weapons on the outside in wide receivers Amari Cooper (84 catches, 1,114 yards, 4 TDs) and Michael Crabtree (84, 957, 8 TDs). Defensive end Khalil Mack had two of his 11 sacks against Denver in November.

Oakland is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
Oakland is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland’s last 9 games

Denver: (8-7 SU, 8-7 ATS)

Siemian has struggled the past two weeks, getting the offense in the end zone only once, which is a reason why Kubiak is giving him the start before Lynch comes on in relief.  Lynch, the No. 26 overall pick out of Memphis, has made three appearances (two starts) this season, completing 49 of 83 for 487 yards with a pair of touchdowns and one interception. Denver will be without linebacker DeMarcus Ware, who was placed on injured reserve on Wednesday.

Current Streak: lost 3 straight games.
Denver is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Denver’s last 6 games

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
Betting Prediction:

Oakland’s Super Bowl hopes took a big hit after losing Derek Carr, but I still think they’re going to win this game. The Broncos are abysmal at defending the run, so the Raiders can rely on their offensive line and muscle the Broncos. However, the biggest advantage the Raiders have going for them in this game is that the Broncos have no running game and don’t really have a decent quarterback either.

In the playoffs the loss of Carr will mean that the Raiders will no longer be on the level of the Patriots or the Chiefs but against a Denver offense that is pretty bad and a defense with a few key injuries. The Raiders will find a way to win. I am taking Oakland on the money line at +100.

Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos
Score Prediction: Raiders 23 – Broncos 17