We take a look at Tuesday evenings (10/9/2019) NFL 2019 match which is between the Denver Broncos and the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos go into the clash with the Raiders as favourites in the betting.
When: Tuesday 10th September at 12;15PM
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Week 1 opens with the games most historic rivalry and closes with a not-too-distant second.
These two division rivals split their two-game series one win apiece last year, but it’s the Broncos who find themselves with an edge in the market on the road.
Denver’s offseason was a busy one, and it all started with the signing of Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Flacco in free agency. The 34-year-old replaces Case Keenum under center, while there’s also a new man under the headset as Vic Fangio was appointed the new head coach back in January.
For the Raiders, the offseason has been as busy as it has been dramatic.
Things got off to a promising start with the signing of Antonio Brown in free agency, followed by two blockbuster picks in the first round of the draft in Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell and running back Josh Jacobs.
Quickly, things turned for the worst though as Brown suffered frostbite during a preseason training regime in Europe. Next, a helmet dispute with the league threatened to derail his season entirely, but the good news is No. 84 is set to play in Week 1.
In a nutshell, it’s difficult to know what to expect from either side this season. On one hand, you could make a Wild Card case, while on the other, both teams could easily wind up 4-12.
Perhaps the one guarantee is Denver’s defence. The Broncos ranked sixth in interceptions last year and also allowed the eighth-fewest rushing touchdowns, which could make life difficult for a Raiders team relying solely on a bounce-back year from quarterback Derek Carr, and something special from rookie running back Josh Jacobs.
Not much is expected from Flacco, which is fine considering the Broncos can trust running back Phillip Lindsay with the ball. Denver are 11-4 in their last 15 games against Oakland, so take the value on offer.
Tip: Denver Broncos at $1.85
Value Tip: First Try Scorer: Phillip Lindsay at $9.00
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change