Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos Week 4 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/1/2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Sports Authority Field
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The Oakland Raiders head to Sports Authority Field to play the Denver Broncos on Sunday, October 1, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Raiders are 2-1-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Broncos are 1-1-1 against the spread and their over/under mark is 3-0-0.
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Valuable Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 1-2-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 2-1-0 against the spread
Important Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-0-0 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 1-1-1 against the spread
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
09/25/17 WR Michael Crabtree Chest "?" Sunday vs. Denver
09/09/17 K Sebastian Janikowski Back IR
09/05/17 S Obi Melifonwu Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
09/24/17 CB Brendan Langley Knee "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/24/17 RB Devontae Booker Wrist "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/15/17 DE Jared Crick Back IR
09/05/17 WR Carlos Henderson Thumb IR
09/05/17 QB Chad Kelly Wrist PUP
09/03/17 LB Shane Ray Wrist IR
09/02/17 QB Paxton Lynch Shoulder out indefinitely
08/12/17 DL Billy Winn Knee out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders are 9th in the National Football League in points scored with 81. They have run 166 plays this year for 897 yards, which ranks them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Raiders average 5.4 yards per play, which is 10th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 50 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland has run for 321 yards as a unit, which ranks 15th in the league. They've run 69 times, averaging 4.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 18 times for 163 yards so far this year, which has them 24th in the NFL in penalties. Derek Carr has passed for 610 yards this year. He's completed 64 throws while attempting 91 passes for a completion percentage of 70.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.4. He averages 9.5 yards per completion and 6.7 yards per pass attempt.
Oakland is 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 63. They have given up a total of 1,114 yards on D, which is 30th in the league. The Raiders are 30th in yards per play allowed with 6.2. Their pass defense has allowed 7.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 28th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 66 throws on 95 attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense this season, ranking them 22nd and 14th in the league. The Oakland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 777 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 80 attempts for 337 yards this season, putting them in 20th place in the NFL against the run. The Raiders have had 20 penalties for 173 yards on defense this year. That places them 12th in the league. They've allowed a score on 41.9% of possessions on defense, which is 27th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland is 22nd in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 22 punt return yards and are averaging 4.4 yards per return, which is 27th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 13 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 138 yards on special teams, placing them 6th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 27.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this season. They are 22nd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,091. The Oakland Raiders have tried 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 10th in the league. Oakland Raiders kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 693 yards on 13 punts, averaging 53.3 yards per punt. That ranks them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos have run for 429 yards as a team, which ranks 3rd in the NFL. They've run 98 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 21 times for 202 yards so far this season, which has them 17th in the league in penalties. They are 8th in the NFL in points scored with 82. They have run 207 plays this season for 1,067 yards, which ranks them 11th in the league in total offense. The Broncos average 5.2 yards per play, which is 15th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 69 1st downs this year, placing them 4th overall as an offensive unit. Trevor Siemian averages 7.1 yards per pass attempt and 11.3 yards per completion. He has completed 63 passes on 100 attempts for a completion percentage of 63%. His quarterback rating is 87.5. He has thrown for 709 yards this season.
The Broncos rush defense has allowed 69 attempts for 179 yards this year, putting them in 3rd place in the league against the run. Denver has committed 20 penalties for 178 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 14th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 33.3% of possessions on defense, which is 15th in the league. They are 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 64. They have surrendered a total of 789 yards on D, which is 5th in the NFL. The Denver Broncos are ranked 3rd in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Their pass defense has given up 5.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 7th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 72 passes on 109 attempts against the Denver defense this season, placing them 25th and 22nd in the National Football League. The Broncos pass defense has also given up a total of 610 yards through the air, which is 11th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 4, which is 24th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 66.7%. Denver kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 10 for 10 this year. Their punters have totaled 398 yards on 9 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That places them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Denver is ranked 16th in the league in punt returns with 6. They've accumulated 84 punt return yards and average 14 yards per return, which is 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 31 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 117 yards on special teams, ranking 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 23.4 yards per kick return and have a long of 36 yards this year. They are 8th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,339.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -2.5
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