Broncos vs Raiders Betting Odds: Offensive Acquisitions Add Spice to Heated Rivalry

Do Raiders Find First Win Against Broncos?

AFC West Rivalry Between Broncos and Raiders To Be Renewed on Sunday

The names have come and gone, but one of the NFL’s most intense rivalries continues on with each passing year. The home team is once again favored when looking at the Broncos vs Raiders betting odds.

On Sunday, Raiders receiver Davante Adams and Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson will get their first taste of what it is like to play in the Broncos-Raiders game.

The Broncos are priced at +275 and the Raiders come in at +1600 in the odds to win the AFC West title.

The Raiders are the only 0-3 team in the NFL even though they have scored the second most points among AFC West teams. The Broncos are just +7 in point differential during a 2-1 start.

Only three of Sunday’s game has a higher over under NFL week 4 total than the 45.5 mark for this showdown.

The Broncos are priced at +275 and the Raiders come in at +1600 in the odds to win the AFC West title.

Broncos vs Raiders Game Information

    • Game: Denver Broncos 2-1, Las Vegas Raiders 0-3
    • Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
    • Date/Time:
    • Streaming: Live Stream Sports

Denver Broncos

The good news is that Russell Wilson has helped the Broncos win back-to-back games. The bad news is that he currently has the lowest completion percentage and yards per passing attempt of his career. Part of the reason for the second number is that 47 of his 101 passes have been intended for either running back or tight ends. Getting speedy Jerry Jeudy more involved would help.

With veteran running back Melvin Gordon nursing an injury, perhaps second-year back Javonte Williams won’t share the carries as his 37 carries in three games are not nearly enough.

The offensive line is dealing with a host of injuries and that could be one of the reasons why the Broncos vs Raiders betting odds are showing visiting Denver as a slight underdog.

Denver has nine sacks and will look to disrupt Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr in this one. Two of the six players with at least 10 tackles are showing up on this week’s injury list and that is not a good sign.

Las Vegas Raiders

The possibilities seemed endless with Derek Carr, coming off a 4,804 yard season, having the dynamic Davante Adams to throw to along with Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller. Only five teams are averaging more passing yards than Las Vegas; however, the Raiders are in the middle of the pack in passing efficiency. The four interceptions have hurt.

The three losses have been by six points or less so the Raiders aren’t too far away from reaching the win column. The early portion of the schedule has not been easy with games against Tennessee, Arizona and the Los Angeles Chargers. Is this the week? Well, the Broncos vs Raiders betting odds do favor host Las Vegas.

Josh Jacobs is averaging 4.6 yards per carry. A second running option would be helpful as Brandon Bolden and Zamir White have combined for seven rushing attempts.

The defense has just two sacks and two interceptions so they will need to become more opportunistic to help out the offense.

Broncos vs Raiders Injury Update

For the Broncos, linebackers Baron Browning (knee), Aaron Patrick (shoulder) and Jonathon Cooper (hamstring), receiver Tyrie Cleveland (hamstring), running back Melvin Gordon (neck), defensive linemen D.J Jones (concussion), Mike Purcell (neck) and Randy Gregory (knee), defensive backs Caden Sterns (hip) and K’waun Williams (wrist), P.J. Locke (ankle), Darius Phillips (hamstring) and offensive lineman Dalton Risner (ankle) and Billy Turner (knee) are questionable. Offensive lineman Tom Compton (back) and cornerback Michael Ojemudia (elbow) are out indefinitely while offensive lineman Quinn Meinerz (hamstring) will be out until mid October.

For the Raiders, defensive lineman Neil Farrell (shoulder) and offensive lineman Andre James (concussion) are probable, receiver Hunter Renfrow (concussion), tight end Foster Moreau (knee), cornerbacks Nate Hobbs (concussion) and Rock Ya-Sin (knee), defensive lineman Bilal Nichols (shoulder), safety Tre’von Moehrig (hip),  and linebacker Denzel Perryman (ankle) are questionable. Cornerback Anthony Averett (thumb) and receiver DJ Turner (ankle) are out indefinitely.

Broncos vs Raiders Head to Head

The Raiders have won the last four meetings and six of the last seven. Las Vegas has swept its division rivals in each of the last two seasons.

Four of the last five games have been decided by 10 points or less while nine of the last 11 games in the series finished under the total.

Four of the last five games have been decided by 10 points or less while nine of the last 11 games in the series finished under the total.

In the most recent meeting, the Raiders were one-point underdogs at home, according to the NFLodds, but they outgained the Broncos 342-158 en route to the 17-13 win. Josh Jacobs ran for 129 yards in the victory.

Broncos vs Raiders Betting Preview

Neither team is off to impressive starts so perhaps the fire generated by a Broncos-Raiders game will help both teams.

A major difference between the teams is that Denver has punted twice as much as the Raiders. First-year coach Nathaniel Hackett is already drawing criticism for the Broncos while Josh McDaniels of the Raiders has faced suggestions for years that he is fine as an offensive coordinator, but as a head coach …

The total has gone under in 11 of Denver’s last 14 games. On the other side, the total has gone over in 12 of the last 18 home games for the Raiders. The Broncos have covered in just one of their last seven road games and in two of the last seven games overall.

Keep an eye on injury updates because key players on both sides have key players with questionable tags.

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