NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders

by Spooky Express | October 13, 2021 |

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Boy, it has been quite the week for the Las Vegas Raiders and all of the controversy around Jon Gruden.

Long story short, Gruden has been released, and the Raiders are going to be on the road to take on the Denver Broncos in an AFC West showdown.

Las Vegas is in a short slump and has dropped their last two games after roaring to a 3-0 start.

On the other side of the field, Denver is in a similar situation, losing their last two games to the Ravens and Steelers after starting off the season 3-0.

It’s tough to say where these teams will end up by the end of the season, but they do still have a chance to sneak into the sixth or seventh seed in the AFC.

We have all of your coverage here to break this one down and help you determine your best bets. Let’s get into it.

Las Vegas Raiders Betting Preview: Moving on from the Gruden era

It’s no secret that the Raiders will be in disarray for this division matchup after all of the drama surrounding Jon Gruden’s exit.

Hopefully, the locker room can turn their focus to football now that he has been relieved of his duties.

They have a pretty good team, with some definite shortcomings that are going to have to be accounted for as the season moves along.

With a fast and reliable defense, it will be up to their offense to churn out some points against a bruising Denver front seven.

Derek Carr is the superior quarterback in this game, and maybe that will prove to be just enough to get them over the hump against Denver.

Denver Broncos Betting Preview: Can this team prove they are for real?

Looking at the schedule of the Broncos so far, it is no wonder they started off the season 3-0 when they played the Giants, the Jets, and the Jaguars.

Now a tougher part of their schedule enters the fray, starting with this game against Las Vegas.

The Denver defense will match up well against the Raiders, and I think they should be able to stuff the run considerably well at their high altitude.

It will be up to Teddy Bridgewater to answer the bell and take care of business with the offense to give them a chance to win.

Raiders @ Broncos Betting Odds and Lines

Coming into this Sunday's AFC West matchup, the people over at MyBookie have the Denver Broncos favored at home over the Las Vegas Raiders by three points.

With all things relatively equal between these two opponents, the oddsmakers give Denver the nod for being at home.

Free Betting Pick

With both teams in a two-game skid, they are going to be fired up to try and right the ship.

I think the Raiders will have an extra bit of energy after the controversy with Gruden. They will be out to prove that they control their destiny this year and that will be enough to secure the victory.

Spooky Express Free Betting Pick: Las Vegas Raiders @ +3

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