Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos News & Picks
Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos
|Las Vegas Raiders||-2½ -115||51 -110 O||-150|
|Denver Broncos||+2½ -115||51 -110 U||+130|
**Odds as of 12/30**
Against the Spread (Devlin Duckett)
The Raiders started the season 6-3, and managed to hand the Chiefs their only loss of the season so far. However, Las Vegas was officially eliminated from playoff contention last week with a heartbreaking collapse against Miami, losing 26-25. The Dolphins inserted Ryan Fitzpatrick at QB to relieve a floundering Tua Tagovailoa, and Fitzmagic pulled off an epic comeback.
Neither the Raiders or the Broncos really have anything to play for here, except for pride within this divisional rivalry. Denver looks awful lately, and has lost four-out-of-five, including a 19-16 loss to L.A. last week. Drew Lock is playing more like the second-coming of Paxton Lynch than of John Elway. Lock barely connected on 50% of his passes vs the Chargers, gaining 264 yards but no TDs and two interceptions.
Even when Lock does throw a good pass, WR Jerry Jeudy often drops it. The Denver offense is tied for the third-worst in the NFL, only coming in behind the two NY teams. The Raiders are 6-0 ATS vs the Broncos in the six most recent meetings, and mashed them 37-12 in Week 10. Las Vegas will level off at 8-8, following a Week 17 win ATS vs Denver. Raiders 27, Broncos 20
Over/Under (Zack Robinson)
Both teams are eliminated, but the Las Vegas Raiders will be looking to finish at least 8-8 for the first time since 2016.
Derek Carr remains questionable. If he’s not able to play, Marcus Mariota would take his place under center. RB Josh Jacobs and TE Darren Waller could end among the top 5 in rushing and receiving yards respectively.
The Raiders average 26.8 points per game and the total has gone over in five of their last six games.
Drew Lock needs a huge game to remain as the Denver Broncos starting QB next season, but in order to do that, he needs Jerry Jeudy, K.J. Hamler and Noah Fant to be at their best.
If not, both Melvin Gordon and Philip Lindsay (questionable) could carry the load from the backfield.
The Broncos average 19.5 points per game (third worst) and the total has gone under in their last eight games against the Raiders. Their last matchup finished with a 37-12 victory for Las Vegas.
Go under in a close one.
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