Broncos vs. Raiders Opening Line: Final Week of the Year

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Phillip Lindsay runs away from a Raiders defender on Sunday. Credit: Ron Chenoy, USA TODAY Sports.

It’s the final week of the season and while there are no playoff implications on the line, the Broncos and Raiders are playing for bragging rights. The Raiders demolished the Broncos 37-12 in their first meeting, but they have been in a tailspin since that game, losing five of their next six.

The Broncos vs. Raiders line opens with Denver at +2 on the spread and +104 on the moneyline. The total is set to 50.5 points.

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These are the current odds on Broncos vs. Raiders Week 17 at DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado. Most Colorado online sportsbooks have similar odds on this game.

 

Team Spread Moneyline Total
Las Vegas Raiders -2 (-108) -127 O 50.5 (-113)
Denver Broncos +2 (-112) +104 U 50.5 (-108)

 

Spread

The spread on the Broncos is +2 at DraftKings Sportsbook Colorado.

For the 16th game, the Broncos are the underdog on the spread. Even against the lowly Jets earlier this year, Denver was getting the points at most sportsbooks. They have done fairly well in this position. The Broncos are 8-7 against the spread and 5-10 straight up.

Denver comes into this game after losing a nailbiter to the Los Angeles Chargers. Drew Lock played poorly, continuing his trend of wildly inconsistent performances. He has one more week to assert himself and give the front office hope that he can be Denver’s franchise quarterback moving forward.

Moneyline

The Broncos are +104 on the moneyline entering Week 17 while the Raiders are -127.

The oddsmakers are pegging this game as a total toss-up right now. There is some value to be had on the Broncos as a home underdog. Despite their disappointing 2-5 record at home this season, Lock tends to play better when he’s at Mile High.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Raiders are out of the playoff picture. They have nothing left to play for this season except for pride. Following their last-second loss to the Miami Dolphins last week, the Raiders might come out flat in Week 17.

Total

The Broncos vs. Raiders over/under is set at 50.5 points.

Totals set to over 50 points are rare for Broncos games, but that’s what happens when they play the Raiders. Las Vegas has hit the over in 12 of 15 games this season. They are only scoring 26.8 points per game, but they are also giving up just under 30 points each week.

Scores tend to run high when the Raiders step on the field. That combined with Lock’s penchant for throwing touchdowns at home could lead to a lot of points this weekend. If nothing else, this game should be exciting.

Broncos vs. Raiders Props For Week 17

With the fantasy football season over, player props are the best way to follow individual players. The Raiders give up a ton of yards and points which means that Lock and his receivers could be in for a big game. This is the final week where you can bet on Broncos player props until the 2021 season. Here are some of our favorite player props that should hit the board later this week:

  • Total passing yards
  • Total rushing yards
  • Total receiving yards
  • Player vs. Player matchups
  • Player to score a touchdown (first/last/anytime)

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