The Oakland Raiders will look to clinch the AFC West and a first round for the sportsbooks playoff bye as they visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday on CBS. The Raiders will have to win without quarterback Derek Carr who is out with a broken ankle. Backup Matt McGloin will be looking to lead the Raiders to the division title in Denver. Let’s look at the contest and Week 17 betting NFL picks.
The Raiders visit the Broncos on Sunday, January 1st with a start time of 4:25 pm Eastern on CBS.
Week 17 NFL odds at Sports Betting Sites
Denver -1, total 40.5
Raiders vs. Broncos
Oakland can win the AFC West with a win in Denver or they could also win the division if the Chiefs lose at San Diego. The Raiders could also get the top overall seed if they win and the Patriots lose at Miami.
McGloin has not started a betting game for the Raiders since 2013 and he has only played in five games the past three seasons. The Raiders will be looking to rally around their backup. “It’s obviously a blow. … Teams have to find a way to pick up and move on, rally around the next guy the best we can.” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said. The Raiders are just 1-5 in McGloin’s starts, all of which came in 2013.
The Raiders are scoring 27 points per game and giving up about 24 per contest. The Raiders are 6-1 ATS on the road with four of the seven going over the total.
The Broncos are out of the playoffs just a year after winning the Super Bowl. The offense has not played well this season as Denver is scoring just over 20 points per game. The defense has also worn down as they are giving up about 19 per contest. The Broncos are 4-3 ATS at home with four of the seven going over the total.
The Raiders are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 meetings in Denver. The Raiders have not swept a season series against the Raiders since 2010. The Raiders are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 road games. The Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. the AFC. The Raiders are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Broncos are 3-8-2 ATS in their last 13 games in January. The Broncos are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. the AFC. The Broncos are 1-6 ATS at sports betting sites in their last 7 vs. the AFC West.
The Under is 4-1 in the Raiders last 5 games in January. The Under is 6-2 in the Raiders last 8 vs. the AFC West. The Over is 4-0 in the Broncos last 4 vs. the AFC West. The Over is 5-2 at websites that offer sports betting sites reviews in the last 7 meetings in Denver.
Week 17 NFL Picks
There is no doubt that Carr was having an MVP season but McGloin is a capable backup and the Broncos have looked sickening in recent weeks. I will take the Raiders to get the road win at GTBets Sportsbook.