Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Week 16 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/24/2018
Monday, December 24, 2018
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Oakland Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders on Monday, December 24, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Denver as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 45.
The Raiders are 5-9-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 6-7-1. The Broncos are 6-7-1 ATS and their over/under record is 3-10-1.
Valuable Denver Broncos Betting Trends
The Denver Broncos are 3-10-1 against the over/under
The Denver Broncos are 6-7-1 against the spread
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 6-7-1 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 5-9-0 against the spread
Key Denver Broncos Injuries
12/16/18 CB Isaac Yiadom Shoulder is questionable Monday vs Oakland
12/05/18 WR Emmanuel Sanders Leg IR
12/02/18 CB Chris Harris Jr. Fibula is out indefinitely
12/01/18 TE Jeff Heuerman Ribs IR
11/27/18 LB Shaquil Barrett Hip is out 3-4 weeks
11/06/18 C Matt Paradis Fibula IR
10/16/18 G Ron Leary Achilles IR
10/06/18 P Marquette King Thigh IR
09/27/18 TE Jake Butt Knee IR
09/04/18 LB Deiontrez Mount Achilles IR
09/04/18 S Jamal Carter Hamstring IR
09/04/18 LB Jerrol Garcia-Williams Knee IR
09/04/18 TE Troy Fumagalli Hernia IR
08/03/18 WR Jordan Taylor Hip IR
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
12/17/18 CB Gareon Conley Concussion injured last game, is questionable Monday vs Denver
12/16/18 G Gabe Jackson Elbow is questionable Monday vs Denver
12/16/18 G Kelechi Osemele Toe is questionable Monday vs Denver
12/16/18 LB Kyle Wilber Hamstring is questionable Monday vs Denver
12/12/18 G Jon Feliciano Calf IR
12/12/18 LB Shilique Calhoun Neck IR
12/05/18 WR Martavis Bryant Knee IR
11/30/18 CB Leon Hall Back IR
10/30/18 CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Retired is out for season
10/19/18 RB Marshawn Lynch Groin IR
10/03/18 T Donald Penn Leg IR
09/26/18 K Mike Nugent Hip IR
09/11/18 LS Andrew DePaola Knee IR
09/04/18 DT Ahtyba Rubin Biceps IR
09/04/18 K Eddy Pineiro Groin IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Denver Broncos have run for 1,725 yards as a unit, which ranks 12th in the league. They've run 344 times, averaging 5 yards per rush as a unit. The Broncos have been penalized on offense 103 times for 795 yards so far this year, which has them 10th in the NFL in penalties. They are 27th in the National Football League in points scored with 306. They have run 879 plays this year for 4,932 yards, which ranks them 18th in the NFL in total offense. The Broncos average 5.6 yards per play, which is 29th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 282 1st downs this season, ranking them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Case Keenum has completed 311 throws while attempting 501 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. He has passed for 3,396 yards this year. He averages 10.9 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 82.1.
The Broncos rush defense has given up 369 attempts for 1,683 yards this season, putting them in 5th place in the NFL against the run. They have had 111 penalties for 905 yards on defense this year. That places them 4th in the league. They've allowed a score on 35% of possessions on defense, which is 12th in the NFL. Denver is 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 299. They have given up a total of 5,293 yards on D, which is 3rd in the league. The Broncos are 3rd in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has allowed 6.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 320 throws on 500 attempts against the Denver Broncos defense this season, ranking them 2nd and 1st in the league. The Denver pass defense has also surrendered a total of 3,610 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Denver Broncos have tried 23 field goals this season and made 19, which is 20th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 82.6%. Denver Broncos kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 33 for 33 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,228 yards on 73 punts, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 23rd in the NFL in punting average. Denver is 3rd in the NFL in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 129 punt return yards and are averaging 4.6 yards per return, which is 15th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 20 yards. They have returned 22 kicks for 428 yards on special teams, placing them 12th in kick return yardage. The Broncos average 19.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 35 yards this season. They are 15th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 5,718.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders are 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 260. They have run 874 plays this season for 4,814 yards, which ranks them 17th in the league in total offense. The Raiders average 5.5 yards per play, which is 12th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 264 1st downs this year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland has run for 1,387 yards as a team, which ranks 25th in the NFL. They've run 328 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 100 times for 893 yards so far this season, which has them 9th in the league in penalties. Derek Carr has thrown for 3,697 yards this season. He has completed 338 passes on 495 attempts for a completion percentage of 68.3%. His quarterback rating this season is 96.2. He averages 7.5 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion.
Oakland is 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 418. They have surrendered a total of 5,393 yards on D, which is 23rd in the NFL. The Raiders are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has given up 7.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 260 passes on 416 attempts against the Oakland defense this season, placing them 24th and 11th in the National Football League. The Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 3,343 yards through the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 429 attempts for 2,050 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. The Oakland Raiders have committed 102 penalties for 850 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 23rd in the NFL. They've given up a score on 46.1% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland is ranked 27th in the league in punt returns with 23. They've accumulated 185 punt return yards and average 8 yards per return, which is 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 49 yards. They have returned 24 kicks for 526 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 21.9 yards per kick return and have a long of 31 yards this year. They are 25th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,803. The Oakland Raiders have attempted 29 field goals this season and made 24, which is 29th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 82.8%. Oakland kickers have made 96% of their extra points, going 24 for 25 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,616 yards on 61 punts, averaging 42.9 yards per punt. That places them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +2.5
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