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Raiders vs. Broncos: NFL Week 6 betting odds, preview, and pick

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October 12th, 2021

The Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders are both on two-game losing streaks and will face each other in Week 6 looking to avoid a three-game skid.

Let’s take a closer look at this matchup, beginning with the latest betting odds.

Sun, October 17 2021, 8:25 PM

DEN Broncos

Moneyline

-200

Spread

-3.5

Total

O 44

LV Raiders

Moneyline

+165

Spread

+3.5

Total

U 44

Gruden Gone

In a shocking turn of events, Jon Gruden has parted ways with the Las Vegas Raiders and resigned following the aftermath of released comments made nearly a decade ago about DeMaurice Smith and Roger Goodell.

The interim Raiders’ coach is Rich Bisaccia, who will have to take the reins and prepare a team for a huge division matchup on very short notice.

Will the Raiders rally around this highly disruptive situation, or following two straight losses and an overhaul of their organization’s leadership structure, will it send them into disarray?

Broncos Injury Woes 

The Broncos began their season with an easy schedule in the first three weeks, facing the New York Giants, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New York Jets before running into more formidable competition in Weeks 4 and 5.

While their hot 3-0 start may have been fool's gold thanks to the competition, their struggles in recent weeks may also be attributed to injury issues that have slowed down their hot start.

On offense, key injuries to offensive skill players are slowing down what could be a potent attack. Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and DaeSean Hamilton are all out. Courtland Sutton is off the injury report, but was not 100% in their most recent game vs the Steelers.

The Broncos are better than their record suggests over their past two games, but won't be a true force until their roster is back at full strength.

Raiders vs. Broncos Injury Report

Las Vegas RaidersDenver Broncos
CB Trayvon Mullen: Out (toe)
DE Bradley Chubb: Out (ankle)
CB Damon Arnette: Out (groin)
WR Jerry Jeudy: Out (ankle)
TE Derek Carrier: Out (pectoral)
WR KJ Hamler: Out (knee)
OL Richie Incognito: Out (calf)
CB Mike Ford: Doubtful (leg)

Raiders and Broncos Betting Trends

  • The home team is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 games between these teams
  • The Under is 8-1 ATS in the last nine meetings between these teams
  • The Raiders are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games
  • The Broncos are 10-3 ATS following an ATS loss in their previous game
  • The Under is 4-1 ATS in the last five Broncos games

Denver should get a big boost at home

Both teams are clearly dealing with turmoil, as the Broncos have been dealing with injuries and the Raiders have been embroiled in controversy.

In this matchup, there should at least be consistency in the Broncos’ game plan relative to what they’ve practiced throughout preseason and the season thus far, and playing at home will give them a boost they need after a tough road loss last week in Pittsburgh.

Teddy Bridgewater still has an incredible record against the spread, and his offensive line should be healthier than it was in Weeks 4 and 5. Look for the home team to take advantage of a Raiders club that may look lost without Gruden.

Score prediction: Broncos 23, Raiders 17

NFL Week 6 Pick: Broncos -3.5

Raiders vs. Broncos pick powered by The Quant Edge

Our predictive engine is calling for the Broncos to win outright and to cover the spread. The final score is expected to go Under 44 points.

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