Broncos Host the Raiders as NFL Week 4 Odds Favorites

Written by on September 29, 2017

NFL fans and betting enthusiasts will be treated to a marquee matchup when Von Miller and the Denver Broncos look to hold down the fort against Khalil Mack and the visiting Oakland Raiders in their Week 4 AFC West divisional showdown. With both teams coming off losses in their respective Week 3 games, let’s find out why the Broncos are the NFL Week 4 odds favorites but the Raiders look like a tremendous temptation.

Oakland (2-1) at Denver (2-1) NFL Week 4 Odds & Expert Analysis

When: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:25 PM ETWhere: Sports Authority Field at Mile HighTV: CBSRadio: 95.7 FM (Oakland) / 103.5 FM (Denver)Live Stream: NFL LiveNFL Week 4 Odds: Denver Broncos -3Total: 46

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Weather Forecast

  • Mostly Cloudy: 20°C/68°F
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Precipitation: 8%
  • Cloud Cover: 64%
  • Wind: 13 mph NNW
  • Stadium Type: Open

Series History

  • Total Meetings: 115
  • First Meeting: October 2, 1960; Broncos 31 – Raiders 14
  • Last Meeting: January 1, 2017; Broncos 24 – Raiders 6
  • All-Time Series: Oakland Raiders 62–51–2
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Raiders +51 points
  • Longest Win Streak: Raiders W14
  • Current Win Streak: Broncos W1

Why Bet the Oakland Raiders NFL Week 4 Odds at +3?

The Oakland Raiders got beaten in every phase of their humbling 27-10 Sunday Night Football loss against the Washington Redskins as quarterback Derek Carr was limited to 19 of 31 passing for just 118 yards with one touchdown but two costly interceptions while veteran running back Marshawn Lynch was held just 18 yards on six carries. Defensively, a Khalil Mack recorded one sack, but the raiders got shredded for 472 yards of total offense in the loss while getting held to just 32 rushing yards on 13 carries.Now, Carr says he and his teammates have to be at their best against Denver’s Pro Bowl linebacker Von Miller and the rest of the Broncos stout defense.“I’ve got to take care of the ball better and I will,” Carr said after the loss. “This isn’t alarming, but we did get punched in the mouth and it’s all about how we respond.”“He’s one of the best to ever play the game,” Carr said of Miller. “The way he can come off the ball, kind of like our man Khalil, the way (Miller) can get off the ball and timed the snap count, it’s freakish. He’s an amazing player.”

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 27
  • Total Yards: 299
  • Rush Yards: 107
  • Passing Yards: 192

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 21
  • Total Yards: 364.33
  • Rush Yards: 112.33
  • Passing Yards: 252

Why Bet the Denver Broncos NFL Week 4 Odds at -3?

The Denver Broncos also got humbled in Week 3 by suffering a surprising 26-16 loss at the hands of the Buffalo Bills as quarterback Trevor Siemian was limited to 24 of 40 passing for 259 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. While veteran running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas had a team-high 98 yards on six catches, the Broncos couldn’t get in the end zone when it mattered most. Now, they’ll need to be on guards against Oakland’s Khalil Mack, the 2016 Defensive Player of the Year.Playing at Mile High, the Broncos remain as NFL Week 4 Odds favorites.“That’s a huge issue in this league — blocking speed rushers every week,” Denver coach Vance Joseph said. “Obviously, Mack is a special player. With that being said, we have a game-plan to block Mack. It won’t just on those guys to block him one-on-one all the time. Again, you can’t help both guys. From time to time, they have to do their job and block him one-on-one. It’s two-fold. Schematically, we have to help those guys from time to time and the player has to play against that guy one-on-one from time to time.”Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian echoed his head coach’s words.“I’ll just say, you know where he is every time you break the huddle,” Siemian said. “You’re not going to miss him and he’s not going to sneak up on you. If No. 52 is on the right side or he’s on the left side, you know where he’s going to be. He’ll get a lot of attention.”

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 27.33
  • Total Yards: 355.67
  • Rush Yards: 143
  • Passing Yards: 212.67

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 21.33
  • Total Yards: 263
  • Rush Yards: 59.67
  • Passing Yards: 203.33

Latest NFL Week 4 Trends

  • Raiders are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games on the road
  • Raiders are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games on the road
  • Broncos are 2-4-1 ATS in their last 7 games
  • Broncos are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Denver’s last 5 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction

While Denver has lost two of their last three meetings against Oakland, the Broncos also smacked the Raiders around in their convincing 24-6 win at home late last season and I believe they’re going to go get the win in this intriguing Week 4 matchup by harassing Derek Carr into his second straight poor performance and shutting down Marshawn Lynch in the process.Oakland has gone 1-3-1 ATS in their last five road games against the Broncos and just 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games against the Broncos overall. More importantly, with both teams coming off ugly losses in Week 3 I think the simple play here is to back the home team as less than field goal favorites. Denver wins in a thriller to cover the NFL betting line.Pick: Denver -3
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