Coming off a second straight loss, the Las Vegas Raiders will head to Denver to take on the Broncos in AFC West action in Week 6.
It has been a rough couple of weeks for the Las Vegas Raiders, who got off to a blazing 3-0 start, before dropping their last two games. The issue for the Silver and Black all season long has been their inability to start games fast, and that reared its ugly head once again on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
In a game inside Allegiant Stadium where they were a big favorite, the Raiders could get nothing going on the offensive side of the ball, falling behind 14-3 at the half. In what would eventually be a 20-9 loss, Las Vegas struggled with penalties, and some inconsistent play, including some costly drops by the wide receiver group.
Overall, it was a terrible effort in front of the home crowd against a team with a rookie quarterback, and a game that could be a difference-maker down the stretch.
Raiders at Denver Odds Week 6
The Week 6 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as three-point underdogs to open up the betting this week, but that number is bound to change as we continue through practices leading up to the game. In fact, this is a pretty even game, which is why Denver is giving three at home, as this one is going to go either way.
Denver has not looked good since their 3-0 start either, losing this past week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team the Raiders beat back in Week 2. Teddy Bridgewater had a nice day for the Broncos, but the defense had no answer for the Steelers run game, led by rookie running back Najee Harris.
The over/under is set at 44.5 and the Raiders are +145 on the moneyline.
Raiders at Denver Prediction Week 6
The Broncos and Raiders both got out to hot starts to the season, and both have gone in the other direction ever since. Playing in Denver, the Raiders could have their issues, and Bridgewater is a quarterback who is not going to make many mistakes against a Silver and Black defense that struggles to get turnovers in the first place.
Playing on the road in this kind of environment, Las Vegas cannot afford to get off to another slow start, and I feel they won’t against their division rival. Coming off two straight losses, you have to think that Las Vegas will be ready to beat a team that they have more talent than.
This one goes down to the wire, but in the end, I like the Raiders to come out on top, 21-20.