Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos Picks, Odds, Week 17 Predictions 12/29/2019
Game: Oakland Raiders vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Denver -4.5
Empower Field at Mile High is the site where Drew Lock and the Denver Broncos will take on the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The spread on this game has Denver as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 41.5. The Raiders are 7-8-0 ATS and 7-8-0 when betting on the total. The Broncos are 7-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-9-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Oakland Raiders took on the Los Angeles Chargers and won 24-17. DeAndre Washington paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he added 1 touchdown for the contest. He rushed for 85 yards on 23 carries which meant he was running for 3.7 yards per run. Hunter Renfrow was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 107 yards on 7 catches. He notched an average of 15.3 yards per catch during the game. Running the show from under center for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 26/30 with 291 yards passing and completed 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The Oakland Raiders ran the ball 29 times and racked up a total of 99 yards giving them an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Raiders had a total of 19 1st downs and they had 5 infractions for 47 yards. In the game, they finished with a total of 62 plays for a total of 366 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Oakland gave up 27 catches on 39 tries totaling 265 yards, and a completion percentage of 69.0%. Overall, they allowed 284 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. On the ground, the Raiders gave up 19 yards on 16 runs which is an average of 1.2 yards per carry allowed. Josh Schonwald has a pick for the game between the Cardinals and Rams.
Raiders Better their mark to 7-8 After Win
The Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 7-8 for this year. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20 points per game, putting them 24th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 120 yards on the ground per game which is 7th in the AFC. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 5th in the AFC and 14th in the NFL with 5,342 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Raiders have compiled a total of 21 passing TDs and 13 rushing TDs. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board among AFC West teams and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Raiders have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, allowing 26.9 points per contest which has them at 15th in the AFC. When it comes to yards through the air, the Raiders have allowed 3,939 yards. Teams are completing 64.3% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.5 yards per try. They have allowed 32 passing TDs and 15 rushing TDs. When talking about rushing yards, Oakland is giving up 100.0 yards per contest ranking them 1st in the division and 9th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.0 yards per rush which has them at 5th among AFC teams and 8th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,796 yards rushing through 15 games.
In their last outing, the Denver Broncos went up against the Detroit Lions and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-17. Phillip Lindsay led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for 109 yards on 19 carries which had him averaging 5.7 yards per tote. DaeSean Hamilton was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 65 yards on 6 receptions. He notched an average of 10.8 yards per reception for the game. Leading the way at QB for the Broncos was Drew Lock who went 25/33 with 192 yards passing and completed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Denver Broncos ended up running the ball 33 times and generated 150 yards which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt. For the game, they ran 67 plays which added up to 348 yards. In the game, the Broncos racked up a total of 25 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 50 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Denver gave up 12 completions on 24 tries totaling 95 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. In the game, they allowed a total of 191 yards but went the whole game without forcing a turnover. Against the run, the Broncos gave up 96 yards on 21 attempts which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. Another prediction you may want to look into is the NFL pick ATS from Tony Sink on the 49ers vs Seahawks game.
Broncos End Up at 6-9 After Win
The Broncos step onto the field holding a record of 6-9. In discussing the offensive production, the Broncos leave a lot to be desired in terms of scoring in the NFL. When looking at their ability to score points, the Broncos are ranked 4th in the AFC West and 27th out of all the teams in the league averaging 17.7 points per contest. Denver is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 106 yards on the ground per game, putting them 18th among NFL teams. As a unit, they have a total of 1,592 yards rushing through 15 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Broncos average 303 yards per contest overall which has them at 28th in the NFL and 14th in the AFC.
The Broncos are allowing 20.1 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the AFC West and 10th in the NFL. Their passing defense is one of the middling units in the NFL. They are allowing 215 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Broncos are ranked 5th among AFC teams. They have allowed 18 passing TDs for 2019. In terms of points given up, they have given up 301 total points. When it comes to yards rushing, they are conceding 112 yards per contest which puts them at 18th in the league and 3rd in the AFC West. This year, they have conceded a total of 1,686 yards on the ground and 9 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Broncos -4.5
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