Broncos at Raiders - 10/11/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Broncos (4-0) at Oakland Raiders (2-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 4:25 pm (O.co Coliseum)
The Line: Oakland Raiders +4.5 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders meet late Sunday afternoon at the O.co Coliseum.
The Denver Broncos look to remain undefeated while also picking up their third road victory. Peyton Manning is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 968 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Manning has thrown a pick in six of his last eight games. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders have combined for 668 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Jordan Norwood has eight receptions. The Denver Broncos ground game is averaging 78.8 yards per contest, and Ronnie Hillman leads the way with 191 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Denver is allowing 17.3 points and 275.5 yards per game. Brandon Marshall leads the Broncos with 33 tackles, DeMarcus Ware has 4.5 sacks and Aqib Talib has five pass deflections. Cody Latimer, James Casey and Kenny Anunike are questionable.
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The Oakland Raiders look for a statement win that will get them above a .500 record. Derek Carr is completing 62.6 percent of his passes for 922 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Carr has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last six games. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have combined for 603 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Marcel Reece has seven receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 96.3 yards per contest, and Latavius Murray leads the way with 297 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 27 points and 403.8 yards per game. Malcolm Smith leads the Raiders with 37 tackles, Khalil Mack has three sacks and Charles Woodson has two interceptions. C.J. Wilson, Ben Heeney and Benson Mayowa are questionable.
The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in October and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Raiders are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 vs. AFC West and Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Oakland and 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings overall.
The Oakland Raiders have not beaten the Denver Broncos since 2011 and lost last year's meetings by a combined score of 88 to 31. The Raiders are making strides but just aren't quite there yet, as we saw last week when they came up short the Bears as a favorite for once. Give me Peyton and the Broncos to cover this reasonable number.