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NFL: Broncos vs Raiders Prediction 1/7/2024

The Denver Broncos (8-8) travel to face off against the Las Vegas Raiders (7-9) on Sunday, January 7th. This game will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Allegiant Stadium and televised on FOX. The Broncos are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Raiders are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Colts. Kickoff is set for 4:25 ET.

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The Broncos Are Coming Off A Win

This week, the Broncos will be looking to string together another win after taking down the Chargers by a score of 16-9. Denver was favored by 3.5 against the Chargers and notched an ATS victory.

Offensively, Jarrett Stidham finished with 224 passing yards while completing 62% of his passes. On the ground, the Broncos rushed the ball 33 times for 101 yards. The team converted 7 of 17 third-down opportunites.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Broncos gave up 301 yards of total offense to Los Angeles. 86 of these yards came on the ground, while the team’s secondary gave up 215 yards on 38 attempts.

As they face the Raiders, the Broncos will be looking to improve upon their 8-8 record. This has them positioned 2nd in the AFC-West and 10th in the AFC.

As the underdog, Denver has gone 3-4 this season compared to their ATS record of 3-5-1 as the favorite. At home, the Broncos are 4-5 ATS and 2-4-1 vs. the spread on the road. Throughout this season, Denver games have averaged 45.6 points, ranking them 11th in the NFL. They hold an over/under record of 7-9, with an average OU line of 43.7 points.

Broncos Injury Report

  • Alex Palczewski – Hand (Questionable)
  • Eyioma Uwazurike – Suspension (Out)
  • Delarrin Turner-Yell – Knee (Out)
  • Jalen Virgil – Meniscus (Out)
  • Marvin Mims Jr. – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Caden Sterns – Knee (Out)
  • Greg Dulcich – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Baron Browning – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Jonas Griffith – Knee (Out)
  • K’Waun Williams – Ankle (Out)
  • Mike McGlinchey – Ribs (Questionable)
  • Courtland Sutton – Concussion (Questionable)
  • Tim Patrick – Achilles (Out)
  • Dwayne Washington – Illness (Out)

The Raiders Look To Bounce Back From A Losslas vegas raiders betting

The Raiders recently suffered a 23-20 defeat at the hands of the Colts. Despite a straight-up loss, the Raiders were able to keep things closer than expected as they were 3.5-point underdogs before kickoff.

Aidan O’Connell wrapped up the game with 299 passing yards and a passer rating of 95. Overall, he completed 30 of 47 passes.

Facing off against the Colts in their recent game, the Raiders defense struggled to contain the ground attack, allowing 69.30555555555556 first downs on rushing plays. In total, Indianapolis accumulated 134 rushing yards against the Raiders’ defense and 349 yards overall.

Going into week 18, Las Vegas is 3rd in the AFC-West with an overall record of 7-9. Within the AFC, they find themselves in 12th place.

The Raiders have put together an above .500 record versus the spread this season, currently at 9-6-1. Their average scoring margin for this season is -0.8. So far this season, Las Vegas games are 27th in total points. Their over/under record is 5-11 and the average over/under line for their games is 42.1 points.

Raiders Injury Report

  • Jesper Horsted – Hamstring (Out)
  • Austin Walter – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Josh Jacobs – Quad (Questionable)
  • Michael Mayer – Toe (Questionable)
  • Thayer Munford Jr. – Knee (Questionable)
  • Kana’i Mauga – Knee (Out)
  • Brittain Brown – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Darien Butler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Dalton Wagner – Undisclosed (Out)

Broncos Offense Breakdown

This season, the Denver offense has an average of 21.4 points, placing them 15th in the league.

Denver is presently 25th in passing attempts, with an average of 6.3 yards per attempt (11). Their 189 passing yards per game also place them 26th in the league.

The Broncos are currently averaging 4.2 yards per rushing attempt while carrying the ball an average of 26.9 times per game. In terms of rushing yardage, they hold the 17th position in the league.

Raiders Offense Breakdown

Regarding their offense, the Raiders have an average 19.1 points per game, which places them 22nd in the NFL.

In terms of the passing game, Raiders have an average 196.9 passing yards per game, placing them 23rd in the league rankings. At present, 63% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

At 88.3 rushing yards per game, the Raiders are 30th in the NFL. This figure has come on an average of 23.9 attempts (26th).

Broncos Team Defense

On defense, the Broncos are giving up an average of 233.9 passing yards per game and 137.6. In terms of sacks, Denver is 12th among other defenses and they are giving up 24.1 points per game and 371.5 yards.

Raiders Team Defense

Looking at Las Vegas’ defense, they currently stand 8th in points allowed. Opponents have been averaging 19.8 points per game and 333.7 yards per contest against them.

Broncos vs Raiders Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Broncos have a straight up record of 3-7 while going 4-5-1 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 18 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three home games, Las Vegas has averaged 17 points per game while allowing 19. The team’s record in this stretch was 1-2 while going 3-0.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Broncos have a straight up record of 3-7. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
  • The Raiders have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Broncos vs Raiders Prediction

Denver’s most recent game against Los Angeles saw them look on the defensive side of the ball. I see them as the best bet to cover the spread for this week, with the line at +2.5.

Denver’s games this season have seen an average of 45.6 points scored. Given the current over/under line at 38, my choice is to go with the over.

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