Broncos vs. Raiders Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 1 Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Aug 30, 2019

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The late Monday Night Football game will also be the last-ever season opener in Oakland for the Raiders as they will be moving to Las Vegas next year.

Denver
7-9
AT
September 09, 2019, 10:20 PM ET
RingCentral Coliseum
Las Vegas
7-9
Pointspread -3 -110
Moneyline -157
Over / Under o +42.5

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Betting Action

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Pointspread +3 -110
Moneyline +131
Over / Under u +42.5

75%

Betting Action

25%

It’s an all-AFC West matchup in the late game of the Week 1 Monday night doubleheader in the NFL as the Denver Broncos visit the Oakland Raiders. It’s a pick’em at Sports Interaction.

NFL Monday Night Football Point Spread and Betting

One of the best things about Week 1 of an NFL regular season – other than of course football is back – is that there are two games on Monday night, which doesn’t happen any other week (unless Monday happens to fall on Christmas Eve or Christmas, which it doesn’t in 2019).

The late game Monday will also be the last-ever season opener in Oakland for the Raiders as they will be moving to Las Vegas next year. Frankly, it’s one of the worst MNF matchups of 2019 if you go by the teams’ records from 2018.

These teams split last year, although the Raiders covered in both. Week 2 in Denver, the Broncos were 20-19 winners to get to 2-0 – that would be their high-water mark of 2018. Brandon McManus barely made a 36-yard field goal with six seconds remaining. Denver was down 19-7 late in the third quarter. In Week 16 in Oakland also on a Monday night, the Raiders won 27-14. It was one of the best games Oakland played all year. It also assured the Broncos of having back-to-back seasons with losing records for the first time since 1971-72.

The home team has covered five of the past six in the series. The total has gone under in five straight.

Denver Broncos

This will be the regular-season head coaching debut of Denver’s Vic Fangio. He was the coordinator of Chicago’s top-ranked defence in 2018 and replaced the fired Vance Joseph, who was 11-21 in his two years in Denver. It’s also the Broncos debut of former Ravens Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco, acquired in trade this off-season. Case Keenum started for Denver last year and wasn’t very good in the team’s 6-10 campaign, and Keenum was dumped on the Washington Redskins. Fangio believes starting guard Ronald Leary will play. He’s coming off a torn Achilles. So is top receiver Emmanuel Sanders, but he’s in the clear after playing a bit in the pre-season. The Broncos haven’t been beaten ATS in their past four season openers.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders probably won’t be very good this year but might draw a bit more interest from the casual fan because they were featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer. Also because former Steelers All-Pro receiver Antonio Brown is now a Raider. He made news all pre-season because of silliness regarding his helmet but clearly just didn’t want to practice. He’ll be in there Monday and surely Derek Carr’s favourite target. Oakland also has one of the Offensive Rookie of the Year favourites in first-round running back Josh Jacobs from Alabama. He was one of three first-round picks back in April made by Jon Gruden. Oakland has covered only nine of its past 30 games.

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