The Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders on Sunday Night in a battle for first place in the AFC West on NBC. The Broncos are the defending Super Bowl champs so it is no surprise to see them at 6-2 but it is a surprise to see the Raiders at 6-2. The Broncos have been winning once again thanks to a dominating defense while the Raiders are winning thanks to their high-powered offense. Let’s look at this matchup and NFL predictions.
Broncos vs. Raiders in Week 9 is set for Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 8:30 pm Eastern on NBC.
NFL Odds at Best Sport Betting Sites
Pick, total 43.5
Broncos at Raiders
This should be the week when we find out if the Raiders are serious playoff contenders. The Raiders have won six games but it seems like they win on the last play of the game more often than not. What we do know is that Oakland can score points as they are averaging almost 27 points per game. Quarterback Derek Carr threw for 513 yards last week in the win over Tampa Bay. Carr has already thrown game winning TD passes against the Bucs and Chargers and he had a two-point conversion to beat the Saints.
Carr set a franchise single-game record with 513 passing yards, breaking a record that had stood since 1964. His 500-yard passing game was just the 20th game in NFL history.
The Raiders will get a big test this week against a Denver defense that is giving up just 17 points per game and they are first in the NFL in fewest passing yards allowed.
On the other side of the ball the Denver offense will be going against an Oakland defense that is next to last in the league in total yards allowed. The Raiders are giving up just over 25 points per game. The Denver offense is scoring just over 24 points per contest.
Quarterback Trevor Siemian has thrown 8 TDs and he has just 4 interceptions. Emmanuel Sanders leads the team in both catches (44) and yards (567), while Demaryius Thomas leads in touchdown receptions (4).
This will be the first regularly schedule Sunday night game for the Raiders since 2006. Oakland is 17-18 in Sunday night games since 1978. The Raiders lead the all-time series 60-49-2.
The Broncos are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oakland. The Broncos are 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC. The Broncos are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Broncos are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. the AFC West. The Raiders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. the AFC West. The Raiders are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 home games.
The Under is 4-1 at the best online betting sites in the Broncos last 5 games overall. The Over is 4-1 in the Raiders last 5 games overall. The Over is 17-6-3 in the Raiders last 26 games in November. The Over is 8-3-1 in the Raiders last 12 home games.
Sunday Night NFL Picks
This should be an exciting game with a lot of points scored so I will go over the total at the best sport betting sites.