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Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders Predictions, Picks, Odds and Betting Preview – NFL Week 12 2017

Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders Predictions, Picks, Odds and Betting Preview – NFL Week 12 2017

On the road, the Denver Broncos are currently 0-4 straight up and against the spread. At home, the Oakland Raiders are 2-3 SU and ATS.

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Betting Preview for the Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders NFL Week 12 Game on November 23 2017

Where: Oakland Coliseum

When: Sunday, November 26, 4:25 PM EST

Line: Denver Broncos (+5) vs. Oakland Raiders (-5) – view all 2017 NFL lines

TV Broadcast: CBS


Betting on the Denver Broncos (3-7)

Point Spread: (+5)

The Broncos are a in a free fall having lost 6 straight games. The problem is simple, they just do not move the ball enough on offense leaving what could be a good defense exposed. The quarterback take the brunt of the blame but the Broncos have not been able to run the ball. That puts a lot of pressure on obviously less than great QBs.

It is a shame because the strength of the team on offense is the wide receiver group. Emmanuel Sanders and Demaryius Thomas are good weapons is deployed correctly. At this point in the season it is difficult to imagine much of a turnaround but I have to think they can be better than they are. If they could generate just one more score they can be competitive. Oakland is hardly a challenging defense to solve.

Denver defense is good by the numbers as long as you don’t count points. They are 5th in yards allowed but 28th in points. A classic case of the offense setting up the group to fail. The talent is there but it is just not making the really big plays. The secondary can cover but nobody has more than one interception. Von Miller is proving human this season. His numbers might look good at the end of the season but the impact hasn’t been there.

Betting on the Oakland Raiders (4-6)

Point Spread: (-5)

Similar to the Broncos the Raiders have been let down by what was supposed to be the strength of the team, its offense. It has just never come together this season. The chief problem is a running game that is among the worst in the league.

They average less than 90ypg and Marshawn Lynch makes more headlines by sitting or standing. That wouldn’t be so damning if the passing game were really clicking. It has been mediocre. Featuring the tight end is great but not when you have one of the best young wideouts in the game in Amari Cooper.

They have a couple of home games to get right again. The Raiders can’t be disappointed with their defense given they have not invested much on that side of the ball. Khalil Mack is kind of on an island out there.

Writer’s Prediction:

Kind of a dead number at 5 but still sort of perfect to throw into a teaser. As such it is likely to move some. I am not expecting the Raiders to bust out but once they go over 20 points the Broncos are going to be in trouble. Denver is one of those teams I think you can forget about. I am still reserving judgement on Oakland. Pick: Raiders (-5)

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Richmond Paul Ruiz
Written by Richmond Paul Ruiz