Broncos vs Raiders NFL Week 16 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Broncos vs Raiders NFL Week 16 Odds & Pick for Monday Night

Written by on December 24, 2018

The Monday night schedule for the 2018 NFL season comes to an end from Oakland as the AFC West rival Denver Broncos visit for potentially the last time. The Broncos are slight NFL Betting favorites in a meaningless game but one that could be the Raiders’ last-ever game in Oakland because they may play at a temporary home in 2019 ahead of a 2020 move to Las Vegas as the city of Oakland is suing the team.

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Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Rain: 12°C/53°F
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Precipitation: 42%
  • Cloud Cover: 83%
  • Wind: 13 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

First Meeting

In Week 2, the Broncos edged the Raiders 20-19 on a Brandon McManus field goal from 36 yards out with six seconds left. With no timeouts and 18 seconds left, Denver QB Case Keenum hit Tim Patrick for a 26-yard gain to the Oakland 18. Cornerbacks Gareon Conley and Leon Hall couldn’t tackle him inbounds and McManus came on to give the Broncos their first lead. They trailed 19-7 late in the third quarter. Derek Carr completed 29 of 32 for 288 yards and a TD for Oakland. Amari Cooper caught 10 passes for 116 yards, but he’s in Dallas now.

This will mark the second primetime matchup between the teams in the last three seasons, with the last coming on Sunday Night Football in 2016, a game the Raiders took 30-20. Oakland holds a 62-52-2 advantage in the all-time regular season series and will look to earn a three-game win streak over the Broncos at home.

Why Bet on Denver?

The Broncos frankly have no reason to care much here after being eliminated from playoff contention in last Saturday’s 17-16 home loss to Cleveland. Case Keenum completed 31-of-48 passes for 257 yards and two picks. Keenum’s second pick allowed the Browns to start their eventual game-winning drive near the 50. Certainly, some of the blame for the Broncos’ offensive struggles this year falls at Keenum’s feet. He’s had 12 interceptions this season and had multiple games where he averaged under 6 yards per completion.

Phillip Lindsay rushed 14 times for a lowly 24 yards in the loss but got some good news this week in becoming the first undrafted offensive player ever to be selected to the Pro Bowl as a rookie. Lindsay earned his selection by scoring nine rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards on his 182 carries. The undrafted rookie has also snagged 33-of-45 targets for 230 yards and an additional touchdown.

“At one point I was just trying to make the team, I was hoping to do some gunner reps, kick return and catch some balls at punt return … nobody knew about me when I first got here, other than I was little,” Lindsay said. He needs just nine yards rushing to have the sixth 1,000-yard rushing season by a rookie in franchise history.

Denver has a Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate in No. 5 overall pick Bradley Chubb. He has 12 sacks and needs 2.5 in the final two games to tie Jevon Kearse’s rookie record set in 1999.

Why Bet on Oakland?

The Raiders probably will play hard simply because this could be their last-ever game in Oakland. Last week, the city announced its plans to file a federal lawsuit against the team and league over the move to Las Vegas in 2020. A day later, the Raiders pulled their offer to pay $7.5 million in rent for one last season in 2019 at the Oakland Coliseum off the table. The Coliseum has served as the Raiders’ home from 1966 through 1981, and again from 1995 through today (the Raiders were in Los Angeles from 1982 to 1994).

It benefits Oakland to lose, though, as it’s battling for the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft – although right now that would go to Arizona.

Oakland lost 30-16 last week in Cincinnati. Derek Carr completed 21-of-38 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown. Carr was tormented all day, taking five sacks on the day. Carr has now been sacked a league-high 47 times on the season after being sacked just 36 times over the previous two seasons. Carr is completing a career-best 68.4% of his throws and averaging a career-best 7.5 yards per attempt.

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He hasn’t thrown a pick in an NFL-best 299 attempts, a franchise record. Carr’s nine-game streak without an INT is currently NFL’s longest active streak. Carr will also enter Monday night’s matchup just 303 yards away from his first 4,000-yard season, as his current mark of 3,697 yards rank 10th-most in the NFL in 2018.

In the Bengals loss, kicker Daniel Carlson tied career bests with three FGs made and connecting on a boot from 50 yards out. Since Week 10, Carlson has connected on all 12 FG attempts, a number that ranks tied for third in the NFL, and connected on all 11 PATs.

For the first time since 2003 and for just the second time in franchise history, the Raiders had no players selected for the Pro Bowl. TE Jared Cook, center Rodney Hudson and left guard Kelechi Osemele were named as alternates for the AFC squad.

Broncos vs Raiders NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings
  • Favorite is 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 meetings
  • Home team is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings
  • Broncos are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Oakland
  • Broncos are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 meetings
  • Denver is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Denver’s last 5 games
  • Oakland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Oakland is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games

Expert NFL Betting Prediction for Broncos vs Raiders

Raiders win in their swansong.
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