In week Four of the NFL, the Denver Broncos (2-1) and Las Vegas Raiders (0-3) square off at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday. The Denver Broncos aim to improve on their 2-1 season record, while the Las Vegas Raiders hope to avert their first 0-4 start since the 2014 season. This will be a crucial AFC West matchup as both of these teams have playoff implications and haven’t necessarily lived up to their hype entering the season. Let’s take a look at how these two stack up so you can make your bets against their NFL Lines.
NFL Week 4 Betting Preview for Denver Broncos at Las Vegas
Denver Broncos Betting Preview: Denver Looks To Stay Atop AFC West Standings
Expectations for the Denver Broncos in the weeks leading up to Week One of the 2022 NFL season were at an all-time high. They made a big splash trading for the longtime veteran Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson, who would restore the star QB power to the team. Despite their overall performance, the offense has fallen short of expectations.
The offense has been abysmal as they rank dead last in points per game averaging just 14.3. Additionally, Russell Wilson will need to pick things up as he only has two touchdowns on the year to one interception in three games. Javonte Williams leads an impressive Denver backfield with 176 yards and one touchdown.
Defensively, Denver’s defense continues to be the staple of this team. Overall, the unit is allowing 12 points and 251.3 yards per game. They made a statement against the 49ers at home, holding a powerful offense to just 267 yards and ten points. Alex Singleton leads the Denver Broncos with 17 tackles, Bradley Chubb has three sacks, and Jonas Griffith has one interception.
Las Vegas Raiders Betting Preview: Raiders Desperate For First Victory At Home
The 2022 NFL season has gotten off to a terrible start for the Raiders. The only team in the league with a 0-3 record is Las Vegas. Surprisingly, the Raiders have lost all three games by a single score. Additionally, the Chargers, Cardinals, and Titans have all defeated Las Vegas this season, and every club that has defeated the Raiders this year is 1-2 overall.
Head coach Josh McDaniels and the Raiders are in must-win mode, and the offense needs to pick it up if they want to compete in the division. With 850 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions, Derek Carr is performing at a high level. His connection with Davante Adams is apparent as they have connected for a touchdown in all three games they have played. The offense is averaging 21.3 points per contest, but they will be challenged by a top-notch Bronco defense.
Las Vegas’ defense has fared terribly thus far giving up 25.7 points and 376.3 yards each game. The squad ranks in the bottom ten of the NFL for allowing quarterbacks to complete 69.1 percent of their passes. With just two total sacks in three games, the Raiders are also tied for last in the league.
Betting Odds and Lines
Despite being the only winless NFL team, the Raiders will be -2.5 point favorites at home and -150 on the moneyline, while the Broncos are +2.5 point spread underdogs and +130 on the moneyline. The point total is set at 45.5. (-110)
Free Betting Pick
This 0-5 start is not ideal for a team hoping to compete in the AFC West’s heavy divisional field and go to the playoffs. Teams that started 0-3 have made the postseason in the past, but it is not common. Because of this, winning in Week Four is essential if Las Vegas hopes to remain competitive and win big in 2022.
The Denver Broncos have had major offensive problems, and Wilson is still getting used to the team, yet despite their lack of offensive production, they have won two of their last three games. The Raiders don’t really have a running game, and their pass defense has had problems. Those offensive concerns aren’t going to improve against this Broncos defense. One can make the case that the Broncos are the superior team overall, and I think they can win this game outright on the road.
MyBookie Free Pick: Denver Broncos +2.5