Per OddsShark, the Denver Broncos are an early 2.5-point favourite at Oakland on Monday night.
The odds are with the Denver Broncos. OddsShark’s early prediction is that the Broncos are a 2.5-point favorite against the Oakland Raiders in week 16.
The Broncos have been a confusing team this season. They were able to pull off victories against teams such as the Seattle Seahawks, Los Angeles Chargers, and Pittsburgh Steelers. However, they lost to teams they should have beaten, such as the New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and Cleveland Browns.
These games they should have won ultimately cost them a chance at making the playoffs.
OddsShark’s Edge Finder predicts the following to go in the Broncos’ favor:
Total Score: 21.85 – 18.57 (difference of 3.28 points)
Rushing Yards: 123.21 – 99.07
Number of Plays: 62.79 – 62.36
Yards Per Play: 5.61– 5.51
Denver has averaged 18.5 points per game through the first fourteen weeks of the 2018 season.
The Broncos have averaged 123.2 rushing yards per game this season. That is highly due to outstanding rookie star running back Phillip Lindsay, who is just nine yards short of a 1,000-yard season.
Pretty incredible for an undrafted rookie!
Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders are allowing 146.4 rushing yards per game. It is almost a given that Lindsay is going to have a phenomenal game.
Lindsay is averaging 70.8 yards per game through 14 games as a rookie. Although it is unlikely that he passes Saquon Barkley as the NFL’s leading rusher as a rookie, Lindsay is still among one of the best rookie rushers in the league.
Edge Finder predicts the following to go in the Raiders’ favor:
Passing Yards: 244.79 – 229.07
Time On Field: 30:50 – 28:41
Broncos quarterback Case Keenum is averaging 10.9 yards per completion.
Denver is out of the playoff contention after losing to the Cleveland Browns and other games not going their way. It will be good for the team to finish off the 2018 season on a high note.
Whether they win one of the last remaining games or both, there are going to be changes made this offseason. But before then, the Broncos have to close out the 2018 season, ending the third straight season without a playoff appearance.
As has been the case for a number of weeks now, Denver will be without wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (torn Achilles) and cornerback Chris Harris Jr.
Those players in particular have been sorely missed at their positions.