Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Week 18 Betting Picks and Prediction for Sunday, January 7, 2024

Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Week 18 – As we head into the final week of NFL regular season play, Sunday’s matchup between Denver Broncos and Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium promises to be an important one in terms of AFC playoff race – fans as well as bettors are eagerly awaiting this matchup for winning Super Bowl picks.

Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Date & Time: Sunday, January 7, 2024, at 4:25 PM ET

Location: Allegiant Stadium


Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Week 18 Betting Odds

Broncos+135+2.5 (+105)38 over (-110)
Raiders-155-2.5 (-125)38 under (-110)

Denver Broncos Analysis

The Denver Broncos, with an 8-8 record and an inconsistent season thus far, have nonetheless shown flashes of promising offensive potential. Quarterback Jarrett Stidham‘s brief two game stint has brought new energy and efficiency to their passing game with his 62% completion percentage and 93.8 passer rating rating; wide receiver Jerry Jeudy is particularly notable, providing significant deep threats with 679 receiving yards at 13.3 average reception yards per reception average per reception rate – two key statistics in making up any statistical picture of any team’s performance over time.

Defense has been an area of struggle and resilience for the Broncos this season. While their total score remains under in most recent games, indicating an effective run defense. Pass defense, however, remains an area of weakness as opponents with powerful aerial attacks such as Oakland can exploit this weakness exploit it with their passing game. To counteract this threat, Denver needs to enhance their pass rush and secondary coverage strategies in order to be competitive against them.

Las Vegas Raiders Analysis

Las Vegas Raiders have posted a 7-9 record, showing an inconsistent yet potentially powerful offense. Quarterback Aidan O’Connell has been instrumental in their success; with his 61.9% completion rate and 1974 passing yards across 10 games. But his 7 interceptions has been cause for alarm. In terms of receivers, Davante Adams stands out with 1098 receiving yards at 11.2 yards per reception while running back Zamir White has shown promise but has only averaged modest 4.3 yard average per carry averages.

On defense, the Raiders have been inconsistent but at times have shown flashes of brilliance, particularly in keeping scores down and keeping games under the total score total. Their defensive line and linebacking corps have been instrumental in this success at home games; they face an uphill task in stopping Broncos multifaceted offense so applying pressure to Stidham, disrupting Broncos passing game and forcing turnovers are key strategies to success for them.

Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders Against the Spread

The Broncos are just 1-4 ATS over their past five games. Denver is also 0-5 ATS over their previous five matchups with the Raiders. When it comes to playing on the road in Las Vegas, the Broncos are 0-7 ATS in their past seven contests. The total has gone UNDER in four of Denver’s last five road outings as well.

The Raiders meanwhile have covered in six of their past eight games overall. When playing at home against Denver, Las Vegas is a perfect 7-0 ATS over the last seven meetings in Sin City. The total has gone UNDER in 11 of the previous 14 head-to-head matchups with the Broncos too.

Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders Free Pick

Based on the odds, trends, team stats, and key players, here are the picks:

Moneyline: Las Vegas Raiders (-155). The Raiders have shown more consistency and have a strong record against the Broncos, making them the safer bet.

Spread: Las Vegas Raiders -2.5 (-125). Given the Broncos’ struggles against the spread, especially against the Raiders, Las Vegas is likely to cover.

Total: Under 38 (-110). Both teams have shown a trend of keeping the score low in recent games, making the under a sensible choice.

Predicted Score: Las Vegas Raiders 19, Denver Broncos 15

In conclusion, while the Broncos and Raiders matchup is always unpredictable, the most reliable pick seems to be betting on the Raiders, both on the moneyline and spread. Additionally, considering the trends, betting on the total score to be under seems prudent. For bettors engaging in live betting in Canada, this game offers exciting opportunities, especially with the dynamic nature of NFL matchups.