Broncos at Raiders NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

Denver Broncos NFL Week 4 Betting Lines

Denver Broncos NFL Betting

The Denver Broncos are 2-1, but they haven’t played particularly well to start the season. The offense has been extremely disappointing under Russell Wilson, as they rank 31st in scoring with just 14.3 PPG. That has led to the boo birds coming out in Mile High Stadium, so perhaps its good the Broncos go on the road to face the Las Vegas Raiders in Sin City this weekend.

On Sunday, October 2, 2022, the Denver Broncos will clash with the winless Las Vegas Raiders in an AFC West showdown. This game will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS.

NFL Week 4 Betting Odds

Denver Broncos +2

Las Vegas Raiders -2

Total: 44.5

Money Line: Broncos +111, Raiders -131

Denver Broncos Week 4 Matchup

The only team in the NFL without a win or a tie is the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders haven’t been terrible though, as all of their losses were by one score, and they were up 20-0 on the Arizona Cardinals before blowing a lead in the second half.

Derek Carr was expected to take a big step forward by some after the Raiders acquired Davante Adams this offseason, but Carr has not played well under center. He is completing just 60.8% of his passes for 7.1 YPA with six touchdowns and four interceptions, and he has been sacked seven times. Carr has only completed 17 of his 34 throws to Adams, and the duo is averaging 11.1 YPR. Mack Hollins has been the more effective receiver with 14 catches for 240 yards and a score.

Denver has one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Broncos rank second in scoring defense (12.0 PPG) and third in total defense (251.3 YPG). Their secondary has been excellent despite not recording many interceptions, as Patrick Surtain II has already proven to be an elite cornerback. Kareem Jackson and Ronald Darby are playing well too in the back.

Russell Wilson has not been the difference maker that Denver thought he would be under center. Wilson is completing just 59.4% of his passes for 7.0 YPA with two touchdowns and an interception through three games, and he has been sacked nine times. Courtland Sutton has been his top receiver by a mile with 15.3 YPR, but the team has had to try and lean on the ground game more than expected.

The Las Vegas Raiders have a below average defense, surrendering 25.7 PPG and 376.3 YPG. They have a solid front seven though, allowing just 3.8 YPC. For Denver to win this game, Wilson will have to take advantage of a subpar secondary, and it will be even more alarming if he doesn’t have success against the Raiders defensive backs.

Denver Broncos Week 3 Recap

Russell Wilson struggled once again last week, leading to growing concerns over whether or not he is still the same quarterback that he was in Seattle. Wilson completed 20 of 33 passes for 184 yards in the 11-10 win over San Francisco, but he was sacked four times and is not nearly as mobile as he was in his prime. Courtland Sutton caught eight passes for 97 yards as the top receiver in this offense, but the second leading receiver was running back Melvin Gordon III with five receptions for 29 yards.

Denver didn’t have a lot of success running the football. Javonte Williams was more successful than Gordon though as Williams ran 15 times for 58 yards compared to 12 carries for 26 yards for Gordon. Additionally, Gordon fumbled the ball twice, but the Broncos were able to recover both fumbles.

San Francisco looked like it might cruise to a victory after scoring a touchdown on its second drive of the game. The ground game was moving the chains, and Deebo Samuel was making his presence felt as a runner and receiver. However, everything changed after left tackle Trent Williams left the game with an injury. The 49ers had to turn to the air, and Jimmy Garoppolo failed to deliver. Jimmy G completed 18 of 29 passes for 211 yards with a touchdown and an interception, and he was sacked four times.

Denver Broncos Schedule & Results

WEEK MATCHUP RESULT RECORD
Week 1 at Seattle Seahawks L 16-17 0-1
Week 2 vs. Houston Texans W 16-9 1-1
Week 3 vs. San Francisco 49ers W 11-10 2-1
Week 4 at Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 5 vs. Indianapolis Colts - -
Week 6 at Los Angeles Chargers - -
Week 7 vs. New York Jets - -
Week 8 at Jacksonville Jaguars - -
Week 9 BYE
Week 10 at Tennessee Titans - -
Week 11 vs. Las Vegas Raiders - -
Week 12 at Carolina Panthers - -
Week 13 at Baltimore Ravens - -
Week 14 vs. Kansas City Chiefs - -
Week 15 vs. Arizona Cardinals - -
Week 16 at Los Angeles Rams - -
Week 17 at Kansas City Chiefs - -
Week 18 vs. Los Angeles Chargers - -

The first game of the season may as well be the Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks will host the Denver Broncos on ESPN Monday Night Football. ABC will simulcast the game. Russell Wilson will play his first game as quarterback of the Broncos against his old team. The atmosphere, TV viewership, and betting handle will be over the top.

Wilson will get another prime time date with an old NFC West opponent in week three. The Broncos will host the San Francisco 49ers on NBC Sunday Night Football. Wilson and the 49ers had epic high stakes battles in numerous matchups during his time in Seattle.

The Broncos have a Thursday night date at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Prime Video in week five. The following week, the Broncos are at the Los Angeles Chargers on ESPN Monday Night Football.

Week eight brings a Sunday morning game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In week 14, the Broncos will host the Kansas City Chiefs in an AFC West shootout on NBC Sunday Night Football.

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Denver Broncos Past Seasons (2000)

YEAR RECORD PLAYOFFS
2021 7-10 None
2020 5-11 None
2019 7-9 None
2018 6-10 None
2017 5-11 None
2016 9-7 None
2015 12-4 Won Super Bowl
2014 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2013 13-3 Lost Super Bowl
2012 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2011 8-8 Lost Divisional Round
2010 4-12 None
2009 8-8 None
2008 8-8 None
2007 7-9 None
2006 9-7 None
2005 13-3 Lost Conference Championship
2004 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2003 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2002 9-7 None
2001 8-8 None
2000 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round

Founded in 1960 as charter members of the American Football League, the Denver Broncos did not post a winning record until 1973. In the franchise's early years, the Broncos were known for their hideous brown and yellow uniforms that included vertical socks. Even when they went to orange and blue in the mid-1960s, the team was still bad and ran on a shoestring budget. The biggest claim to fame for the Broncos was their win over the Detroit Lions in a 1966 exhibition game. It was the first exhibition game between the AFL and NFL and a shocking upset.

Led by the Orange Crush defense, Denver finally made the playoffs and the first Super Bowl in 1977, losing to the Dallas Cowboys.

In 1983, the franchise's fortunes changed forever with the arrival of first round draft choice John Elway. Elway rewrote the Broncos record book as a Hall of Fame quarterback. Elway and the Broncos lost three Super Bowls before finally winning the Vince Lombardi Trophy in 1997 and 1998 before Elway retired to become a team executive, which he is to this day.

Indianapolis Colts import Peyton Manning led the Broncos to two Super Bowls, including their last Super Bowl championship in 2015, and retired after the game. Since then, the Broncos have not had a credible quarterback. Until the arrival of Russell Wilson in 2022.

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