Sunday, January 1, 2017
Sports Authority Field
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The Oakland Raiders travel to Sports Authority Field to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, January 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Denver as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 42. The Raiders are 10-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-4-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 7-8-0 and they are 8-7-0 against the spread.
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Derek Carr finished with 228 yards through the air for Oakland last week. He completed 20 passes out of 30 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by DeAndre Washington, who finished with 99 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Michael Crabtree was the team leader in receiving with a total of 90 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oakland got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 9 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 71 total plays for 459 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 210 yards on 37 attempts.
Trevor Siemian finished with 183 yards passing for Denver last week. He went 17 for 43, resulting in a 40% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Devontae Booker, who finished with 27 yards on 5 carries. He ended the game with an average of 5 yards per rush. Devontae Booker led the team in receiving with 44 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 7 yards per reception. Denver had 14 first downs total. 3 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 57 total plays for 246 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 63 yards on 14 carries as a team.
Oakland scores 27 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 259 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 9th in the league. The Raiders run for an average of 124 yards per game on 28 attempts for an average of 4.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 5th in the league. They also run 66 plays per contest and average 5.8 yards per play for an average of 383 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Raiders average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 5th in the NFL. They accumulate 74.8 penalty yards per game via 8.9 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Oakland allows 261 passing yards per game, ranking 25th, and they allow 24 points per contest on defense, which ranks 19th. They give up 21 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62%. The Raiders allow 116 rushing yards per game on 25 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 23rd in the NFL. Oakland allows 377 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 27th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 67.9 yards per game, ranking them 23rd among NFL teams.
Denver averages 21 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 22nd in the league. In the passing department, they complete 21 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 58% completion percentage. They throw for 232 yards through the air per game, ranking them 22nd. The Broncos run for an average of 89 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.6 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 28th on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5 yards per play for a total of 321 yards per game, ranking them 27th in the league on offense. The Broncos get an average of 18 first downs per game, which ranks 25th. They average 62.8 penalty yards per game via 7.6 penalties, ranking them 10th in the NFL.
Denver allows an average of 187 passing yards per game, which ranks 1st in the league. Their defense overall allows 19 points per contest, which has them ranked 6th. They give up 19 completions on 35 attempts for a completion percentage of 54% per game. The Broncos allow 135 rushing yards per contest on 31 carries for a 4.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 29th in the NFL. Denver allows 322 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play, which ranks 6th in the league. They force 6.5 penalties for 57.7 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd.
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 11-4-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 10-5-0 this season
Denver Betting Trends
Denver is 7-8-0 against the over/under this season
Denver has an ATS record of 8-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/25/16 QB Derek Carr Fibula expected to miss 6-8 weeks
12/25/16 S Karl Joseph Foot "?" Sunday vs. Denver
12/25/16 QB Matt McGloin None expected to start Sunday vs. Denver
12/25/16 WR Michael Crabtree Ankle injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Denver
12/25/16 LB Shilique Calhoun Knee "?" Sunday vs. Denver
12/25/16 DT Stacy McGee Ankle "?" Sunday vs. Denver
12/04/16 CB DJ Hayden Hamstring IR
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
12/27/16 QB Paxton Lynch None expected to start Sunday vs. Oakland
12/27/16 QB Trevor Siemian None available Sunday vs. Oakland
12/25/16 LB Brandon Marshall Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/25/16 CB Kayvon Webster Concussion injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/25/16 TE A.J. Darby Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/25/16 S T.J. Ward Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/25/16 TE Virgil Green Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/06/16 RB Kapri Bibbs Ankle IR
11/30/16 FB Andy Janovich Ankle IR
10/27/16 RB C.J. Anderson Knee IR
08/31/16 TE Garrett Graham Shoulder IR
Josh's Pick: Take Denver -3.5
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