Denver Broncos vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 12/26/2021 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 16
Game: Denver Broncos vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Sunday, December 26, 2021
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (-1)
Allegiant Stadium is the site where the Las Vegas Raiders (7-7) will go up against the Denver Broncos (7-7) on Sunday. Las Vegas opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The over/under is 42.5.
The Denver Broncos head into this game 7-7 for this season. In their last game, the Broncos played the Bengals and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 15-10. Teddy Bridgewater went 12/22 with 98 yds passing. He had a quarterback rate of 66.1 and finished the contest without throwing an interception. Albert Okwuegbunam left with an average of 19.3 yards per reception by earning 58 yds on 3 receptions. Javonte Williams was the leader on the ground for the Broncos with 15 attempts for 72 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). In all, they had 71 plays which gave them 292 yds. The Denver Broncos ran the football 34 different times and had 133 yards, which came out to an average of 3.9 yds per attempt. When it came to stopping the run, the Broncos gave up 113 yds on 26 attempts, which averages out to 4.3 yards per rush surrendered. Denver relinquished 15 pass completions on 22 attempts for a total of 136 yds, and a completion rate of 68.2%.
Concerning getting in the endzone, the Denver Broncos have an average of 20.4 PPG. Offensively they average 123.8 yards in the run game ranking them 10th in the National Football League. The Broncos have earned 4,777 total yards for this campaign. Denver has 155 1st downs as a team, and they have committed 71 penalties for 613 yds. They have turned the ball over 16 times (9 picks and 7 fumbles lost). When it comes to getting in the endzone, Denver has amassed 19 touchdowns via the pass and 12 touchdowns via the ground.
The Broncos rank 3rd in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 17.4 points per contest. They are giving up 4.4 yards per rush and 106.6 yards on the ground per game this season. During this campaign, they have allowed 1,493 yards on the ground through 14 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Broncos have surrendered 2,978 yards which puts them in 7th in the NFL. They have relinquished 212.7 yards per game through the air as well as giving up a completion percentage of 58.9%. Overall, they are conceding 319.4 yards/game putting them 4th in the National Football League. They have allowed 17 touchdowns through the air as well as 7 touchdowns pounding the rock.
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The Raiders come into this game with a record of 7-7 for this year. When they last stepped on the field, the Raiders went home victorious with a score of 16-14 against the Browns. Derek Carr (1 touchdown) walked away from the game with 236 yds on 25/38 through the air while his QB rating was 80.6. He threw 1 interception and his avg yards per attempt was 6.21 yds. Josh Jacobs ran the football 15 times for 52 yards, walking away from the game with 3.5 yds per attempt for Las Vegas. Zay Jones was the top contributor in the passing game for the Raiders, bringing in 6 passes for 67 yards (11.2 yds per reception). Las Vegas ended up running for 3.9 yds per attempt, finishing the contest with 98 yds on 25 attempts. The Raiders finished with a total of 328 yards while running 65 plays (5.0 yds per play). The Raiders passing defense gave up a completion rate of 66.7%, relinquishing 147 yds on 20 out of 30 passing. Las Vegas gave up 24 attempts on the ground for 89 yards (3.7 yards per rush).
The Las Vegas Raiders maintain an average of 369.3 yards per contest which has them ranked 10th in the league. They hold an average of 85.6 run yards per game and have toted the ball for 1,198 yards for the year. The Las Vegas offense has compiled 988 yards of penalties on 111 violations, which is good for 1st in football in terms of making mistakes. They have given away 11 picks while letting opponents recover 8 fumbles and they have been able to obtain 183 1st downs. For the season thus far, the Raiders have thrown for 3,972 passing yards together with an average of 283.7 passing yards per outing, putting them at 4th in football. Regarding how much they score, the Raiders currently rank 18th in the NFL by tallying 21.4 points per outing.
The Raiders are surrendering 26.7 points per contest, which has them ranked 30th of all teams in the NFL. Las Vegas has surrendered a total of 1,718 yards rushing (122.7 yards/game) in addition to 15 touchdowns via the rush this year. They have allowed 25 touchdowns from the passing game as well as 225.3 yards/game, which has them sitting 12th in the NFL. The Raiders defense has participated in 921 plays, ranking them 28th in the league. Over the course of the season, they have allowed 374 points in total. Their defense has tallied 13 turnovers (8 fumbles and 5 interceptions) this year.
Who will win tonight's Broncos/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Raiders -1
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