Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos Tips - Broncos to win by 1-13 points

  • NFL Week 6 fixture will take place at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday (21:25 BST)
  • Both teams have 3-2 records in the AFC West
  • Both teams are coming off back-to-back losses
  • The Raiders won both meetings against the Broncos last season
  • The Raiders have won 4 of 5 in the series
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The Raiders take on the Broncos at Empower Field At Mile High on Sunday. (Jamie Schwaberow/Getty Images)
A good old fashioned AFC West rivalry game makes up part of the late window, but this one is about much, much more than that.

The Raiders (3-2) have endured a week to forget with former coach Jon Gruden resigning on Tuesday after more emails were leaked, leaving former assistant and special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia to fill the role for the remainder of the season.

To say Gruden’s departure is a distraction would be an understatement, particularly after the Raiders suffered a flat loss to the Bears last week at home.

As for the Broncos (3-2), this game is just as important.

Denver suffered their second loss of the season last week against the Steelers, but there’s still plenty to play for a Wild Card spot very much up for grabs in the AFC West.

The Raiders have held Denver’s number over the last few years with four wins from their last five meetings, but I think there’s too much going on right now to back Vegas with any kind of confidence.

Sometimes we see teams rally on the back of a coach getting fired, but on the road against a Denver defence that has been very tough to pass and run against, I just don’t see it.

Verdict

The Raiders’ o-line is also a big question mark after Derek Carr was sacked three times last week against the Bears, so if the Broncos have their way defensively, I think they’ll win.

Best Bet: Broncos Winning Margin 1-13 @140 at BetMGM - 1 Unit
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