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Broncos vs. Raiders odds, line: ‘Monday Night Football’ picks, predictions from model on 16-6 run

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The Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders have failed to meet expectations this season. When they meet on “Monday NightFootball” at 8:15 p.m. ET in Oakland, it will be primarily for pride and assessment of their franchises moving forward. In the first year in the return of head coach Jon Gruden, the Raiders (3-11) went into full rebuilding mode fast after their early season was marked by a slew of personnel issues. The Broncos, in their second season under Vance Joseph, made a late surge toward playoff contention but were eliminated last week because of a home loss to the Browns. Denver is a three-point sportsbook favorite and the over-under for total points scored is 43 in the latest Raiders vs. Broncos odds. Before you make any Raiders vs. Broncos picks and predictions for “Monday NightFootball,” check out the results from the SportsLine Projection Model. 

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The model simulates every NFL game 10,000 times, using advanced analytics to produce consistently accurate predictions for sporting events. SportsLine’s proprietary computer model went 176-80 straight up last season and beat over 95 percent of CBS Sports Office Pool players in 2016 and ’17. It also performed better than 98 percent of experts tracked by during that span. Additionally, it went 48-34 on A-rated picks against the spread last season, and $100 bettors who have followed it the past two seasons are up nearly $4,000.

The model has continued to nail its top-rated picks in 2018, entering Week 16 on a blistering 16-6 run. For the season, it is now 30-15 on all top-rated picks, extending its two-year run to a strong 78-49. And when it comes to all straight-up picks, the model is 147-75 on the season, ranking in the top five on Anyone who has followed it is way up.

Now, the model has zeroed in on Broncos vs. Raiders. We can tell you it’s leaning over, but it has also generated a point-spread selection that hits well over 50 percent of the time. The pick is only available at

The model knows the Broncos come to Oakland lamenting what might have been after they won three straight to join the AFC playoff picture, only to squander the opportunity with consecutive losses to sub-.500 teams. They had a perplexing letdown at San Francisco, and conservative play calling might have contributed to last week’s defeat to upstart Cleveland.

The Broncos have been plagued by inconsistency and an inability to prevail in close games. Six of their eight losses are by single-figures. Still, in Week 2 Denver overcame a 12-point deficit and kicked a late field goal to beat the Raiders 20-19 in their first meeting. And despite its struggles, Denver has covered on five of its past seven trips to Oakland and the favorite is on a 10-2-1 ATS run in this series.

But these trends don’t guarantee another cover against a Raiders club that, despite its shortcomings, has played much more respectably of late.

Oakland’s most memorable performance of the season came in a 24-21 home upset of the Steelers two weeks ago as a 10-point underdog, and the Raiders have covered their past two home games. Oakland also dominated much of the way in its first meeting with Denver, as quarterback Derek Carr had perhaps his best outing of the season. He went 29 of 32 for 288 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions.

Who wins Broncos vs. Raiders? And which side of the spread hits at well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Broncos vs. Raiders spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has returned nearly $4,000 to $100 bettors over the past two seasons.

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