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Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Betting Odds

Time: 8:30 PM EST Monday September 23, 2013, ESPN / WatchESPN

Betting Odds at 5Dimes
Point Spread: Broncos -16
Over/Under Total Line: 49
Moneyline: Raiders +1000 / Broncos -1500

The Denver Broncos host the Oakland Raiders in a AFC West match up.

Payton Manning has the deepest WR corps in the league and leads a Denver passing offense that ranks 3rd in the league. So far on the season Manning has passed for 769 yards 9 TD and 0 INT.

The Raiders have played good defense this season ranking 5th in pass defense and 10th in run defense.

Darren McFadden leads a Raiders’ rushing offense that ranks #1 in the league and will be facing a Denver run defense that is the top ranked unit in the league.

The Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the Broncos in Denver.

In the last 7 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 5 times.

Last season the Broncos were 7-1 SU 6-2 ATS at home While the Raiders were 1-7 SU 3-5 ATS on the road.

Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Oakland Raiders: 1-1 SU 2-0 ATS
Denver Broncos: 2-0 SU 2-0 ATS

Key Betting Trends
• OAK is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
• OAK is 1-3-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
• OAK has an Under record of 8-1 in their last 9 games.
• DEN is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
• DEN is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win.
• DEN has an Over record of 21-7-1 in their last 29 home games.

Sagarin Power Rankings
Raiders: 13.52
Broncos: 25.92

Key Player Injuries

RAIDERS
David Ausberry TE Out Shoulder
Menelik Watson T Out Knee
Kaluka Maiava LB Questionable Groin
Tyvon Branch S Probable Shoulder
Sebastian Janikowski K Probable Right calf

BRONCOS
Champ Bailey CB Out Foot
Joel Dreessen TE Out Knee
C.J. Anderson RB Doubtful Knee
Omar Bolden S Questionable Shoulder
Chris Kuper G Questionable Ankle
Robert Ayers DE Probable Achilles
Ryan Clady T Probable Shoulder
Eric Decker WR Probable Shoulder
Trindon Holliday WR Probable Knee
Duke Ihenacho S Probable Thigh
Wes Welker WR Probable Ankle
Wesley Woodyard LB Probable Ankle
Adrian Robinson LB Out Foot

Next Game
Raiders vs. Redskins
Broncos vs. Eagles

Our Selection : The Broncos have been destroying teams this season with Manning picking on inexperienced corners and depleted secondaries. When mentioning current great defenses in the NFL you’d get run out of the bar if you put the Raiders on the list. However, this season they are playing very well. certainly the competition has not been strong with the Jaguars looking like the worst offense in the last decade and the Colts who look a bit lost this season. That being said, this will be the best defense the Broncos have met so far in the early season. Look for the Raiders to do just enough on offense to keep within the inflated point spread. Hey and it sure doesn’t help that start left tackle Clady is out for the Broncos.
Take the Raiders +16 points at 5Dimes and get reduced juice on every play.

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