Making sports betting picks is one of my specialties, and today at Cappers Info, I’m making my Thursday Football Tipster pick based upon the football trends and NFL odds for the Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders game on Thursday, December 6th at the O.co Coliseum at 8:20 p.m. ET.
Denver Broncos (9-3, 6-6 ATS) -10.5
Oakland Raiders (3-9, 3-9 ATS) +10.5
AFC West rivals are going to meet up in Oakland on Thursday, and I just have a feeling that the sharp money has really been coming in on the Raiders for a reason. It doesn’t look like the sharpest play in the world, but digging a bit deeper shows that some of the sharpest sportsbooks are pulling this line down just a bit in spite of the fact that 54% of the bets are coming in on the Broncos internet-wide.
On top of that, doesn’t this one just scream for a backdoor cover? The Raiders have never given up in games this year, and they frequently score last no matter how lopsided the score is. QB Carson Palmer isn’t going to give up under any circumstance, and he is probably putting the ball in the air 40+ times. RB Darren McFadden could be back in the fold this week as well, and that might get the ground game going once again to boot.
There aren’t a lot of ATS trends that go my way in this series, but to win a divisional game on the road by double digits on a short week of preparation when the opponent thinks that this is the Super Bowl is a heck of a lot to undertake. Go with the Raiders and take the points, though I really don’t think that they have much of a chance whatsoever to ultimately win this game when push comes to shove.
Broncos @ Raiders Tips: Oakland Raiders +10.5