Free NFL Prediction: Broncos vs Raiders
Week 5 NFL betting sees the Denver Broncos taking on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday October 11th at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NFL season long so stay tuned for more FREE NFL predictions.
Denver Broncos (4-0) vs. Oakland Raiders (2-2)
Date: Sunday October 11
Venue: O.co Coliseum – Oakland, California
ATS Betting Lines: Denver Broncos -4.5
NFL Moneyline Odds: Denver -220, Oakland +185
NFL Betting Total: 43.5
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Denver is still the top dog in the AFC West but Oakland has been a surprise this season.
Even though the Raiders are at home a win would be an even bigger surprise.
Kick off is set for 4:25PM ET with the Broncos looking to prove that a new formula for success can be just as effective as the old one
Even though all they seem to do is win people keep wanting to write off the Broncos. Sure Peyton Manning is not the player he was a couple of years ago but he is good enough to have this group among the leaders in the AFC.
That is because this year’s team is much more than a flashy offense. In fact if you ask many the defense is the stronger unit of the two. Taking the pressure off, especially again lighter opponents.
Also, to accommodate the new realities of the team Gary Kubiak has designed an offense that is much more run oriented than we are used to seeing with Peyton. To his credit Manning seems most interested in winning ball games and is going along with it.
So far Denver is ranked first in yards allowed and 27th in yards gained. As the season progresses I am confident that the latter number will creep more towards the middle of the pack.
As it does this team will look more like what we expected. The question is what is will mean in January. Until then Denver is still a good bet.
Even though they are just 2-2 the Raiders are off to a very good start. I am not suggesting this team is bound for the playoffs but with a couple of breaks they can stay in the race awhile.
The most important thing for Oakland is that they seem to have found their identity with QB Derek Carr. He is building off a strong rookie season and is building rapport with this year’s top rookie Amari Cooper.
Oakland still needs more talent on the defensive side of the ball though – they are currently 31st in yards allowed. Khalil Mack is showing signs of being a terror at LB but they are lacking enough playmakers around him.
Oakland needs to rebound from a close loss last week and stay focused with their bye week on the horizon.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-0 in Broncos last 5 games in Week 5.
- Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
- Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October.
- Over is 7-0 in Raiders last 7 vs. AFC.
- Over is 4-0 in Raiders last 4 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Over is 7-1 in Raiders last 8 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Denver -4.5
This game might answer the question of whether there is any gunslinger still in Peyton Manning…or it might just confirm that those days are over.
NFL Free Score Prediction: Denver 28 – Oakland 20
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