NFL football gambling handicappers respect the improvements made by the Oakland Raiders although they are still a very inconsistent NFL betting commodity.
The Oakland Raiders will host the Denver Broncos on Sunday with a telecast on CBS set to begin at 4:20 PM ET. Sports-Gambling opened with Oakland as a 6.5 point favorite and with a total of 44. Oakland humiliated the Broncos at Denver 59-14 on October 24 which marked the beginning of the end for now departed Denver head coach Josh McDaniels.
Oakland is 6-7 straight up and 7-6 with the football betting lines and has gone over the total in 8 games. The Raiders have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are coming off a 38-31 loss at Jacksonville. Oakland is 2 games behind Kansas City in the AFC West Division. The Raiders rank 10th in scoring offense and 14th for total defense and have shown much improved play over last year.
Quarterback has been the big question mark but Jason Campbell is showing improvement as the starter and has climbed to 84.4 on his QB rating with a 10/6 TD/INT ratio. Darren McFadden has 993 yards rushing and a nice 5.2 yards per attempt with 7 TD’s.
The Denver Broncos have become one of the biggest losers in football as they have a record of 3-10 straight up and 4-9 with the NFL betting odds with 9 of their games going over the total. In their first game since firing McDaniels the Broncos were blown out at Arizona in a 43-13 loss. Denver’s defense ranks dead last for points allowed while the offense ranks 19th in scoring and just 29th for rushing.
The lack of a running game and poor defense has put all of the pressure on quarterback Kyle Orton who has slipped to an 876.5 rating as fans are screaming for rookie Tim Tebow to get the starting gig the rest of the way. Denver will play out the string as the last place team in the AFC West.
Oakland has paid out in 7 of their last 9 NFL football gambling matchups with Denver and the series has gone over the total in 5 of the last 7 meetings between the teams.