Our Raiders vs Broncos totals pick has the over/under is at 42.5. That’s a low mark to hit, but the fact is neither team is noted for their scoring prowess. We expect it to be a low-scoring game. But how low exactly? Here’s our analysis for our Raiders vs Broncos totals pick.
Can Either Offense Excel?
QB Derek Carr has thrown 18 TDs passes and six picks. He’s been good on 68.4% of his passes. He’s been fairly consistent in connecting at least once a game on a TD pass. Veteran TE Jared Cook is the team’s top receiver and a threat to score. However, he has not caught a touchdown pass since Dec. 2. Still, he has a good connection with Carr. The Raider rush attack is much less potent, especially with Marshawn Lynch out.
Motivation and Other Factors
Neither team has much motivation tonight. That could affect both offenses and defenses. Coaches may be more inclined to mix things up a bit. The play in this contest could be disjointed. The Denver defense does have 42 sacks, 77 TFL, and 15 INTs. They also have 72 PD, 13 FF, and nine FFR. Oakland’s defensive stats are much less impressive, as they have just a dozen sacks, 11 picks, and four FF. They do have 61 PD and 51 TFL. When it comes to kicking, Daniel Carlson has missed just one field goal. For Denver, PK Brandon McManus has made every field goal from 49 yards of less and two-of-six from 50-plus. Might we see more field goals than TDs? That favors the under.
Raiders vs Broncos Totals Pick
Our Raiders vs Broncos totals pick is going to be under at 42.5. Even though Oakland lacks a strong defense, we don’t see Denver as going on a scoring rampage. We think that both offense will be fairly lackluster. Be sure to access our Oakland vs Denver spread pick here.