Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos Prediction, 10/17/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 6
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Denver Broncos
Date: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Location: Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Broncos (-3.5)
Empower Field at Mile High is the site where the Denver Broncos (3-2) will attempt to beat the Las Vegas Raiders (3-2) on Sunday. Denver opens as 3.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total comes in at 46.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders head into this game 3-2 for this year. In their last game, the Raiders played the Bears and took a loss by a final of 20-9. Josh Jacobs was the leader on the ground for the Raiders with 15 totes for 48 yards (3.2 yds per carry). Hunter Renfrow held an average of 9.3 yards per catch by recording 56 yds on 6 receptions. Derek Carr went 22/35 with 206 yards passing. He had a QB rate of 67.1 and ended the game with 1 interception. On the ground, the Raiders gave up 143 yards on 37 tries, which averages out to 3.9 yds per run allowed. Las Vegas surrendered 13 completions on 21 tries for a total of 109 yards, and a completion rate of 61.9%. When all was said and done, they ran 60 plays which totaled 259 yards. The Las Vegas Raiders ended up running the ball 22 times and had 71 yards, which came out to an average of 3.2 yds per carry.
The Raiders have attained 1,885 total yards over the course of this season. Las Vegas has compiled 67 1st downs, and they have been hurt by 40 penalties for 346 yds. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Las Vegas has compiled 8 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. They have turned the football over 4 times (4 interceptions). As a team they average 78.6 yards on the ground which is 29th in the league. When talking about getting in the endzone, the Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 22.6 points per contest.
In terms of yards through the air, the Raiders have allowed 1,027 yards which puts them in 4th in the league. They have given up 205.4 yards per game through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.8%. Over the course of this year, they are giving up 339.8 yards/game which ranks them 10th in the league. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns via the pass as well as 7 touchdowns on the ground. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.6 yards per rush and 134.4 rushing yards per game this year. In total, they have given up 672 yards on the ground through 5 games. The Raiders rank 17th in the National Football League concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 24.0 PPG.
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The Broncos head into this game 3-2 for this year. When they last played, the Broncos took a defeat with a final score of 27-19 when they played the Steelers. Teddy Bridgewater (2 touchdowns) finished the contest with 288 yards on 24/38 through the air while his QB rating was 92.9. He tossed 1 pick and his longest pass completion was 39 yds. Courtland Sutton was one of the featured targets for the Broncos, snagging 7 passes for 120 yds (17.1 yds per catch). Javonte Williams carried the football 8 times for 61 yds, finishing the game with 7.6 yds per attempt for Denver. The Broncos finished the contest with a total of 374 yards and they ran 58 plays (6.4 yds per play). Denver ran the ball for 5.9 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 106 yds on 18 carries. Denver surrendered 35 rushing attempts for 147 yards (4.2 yds per carry). The Broncos pass defense allowed a completion percentage of 60.0%, relinquishing 244 yards on 15 out of 25 through the air.
The Denver Broncos average 357.8 yards per contest ranking them 18th in the NFL. They maintain an average of 118.6 run yards per game and have run for 593 yards for the season. The Denver offense has 294 yards of penalties on 32 infractions, which is good for 16th in football in terms of helping out the opposition. They have given away 2 picks while surrendering 2 fumbles and they have tallied 61 1st downs. For the season to this point, the Broncos have a total of 1,196 yards through the air not to mention an average of 239.2 passing yards per game, which has them sitting 22nd out of all NFL teams. When looking at their scoring prowess, the Broncos currently rank 24th in the league by scoring 20.4 points per outing.
Denver has allowed a total of 427 yards rushing (85.4 yards per contest) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush for the season. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 207.0 yards/game, which has them sitting 6th in the league. They have compiled 6 takeaways (2 fumbles and 4 picks) over the course of the season. Overall, they have given up 76 total points. The Broncos defense taken the field for 293 plays, which ranks them 3rd in football. The Broncos are relinquishing 15.2 PPG, which has them sitting 2nd in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Broncos NFL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Raiders +3.5
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