Best Prop Bets for Broncos vs Raiders Week 1 Monday Night Football Game

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The final Monday Night Football game of Week 1 brings us a clash between the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. The Broncos are currently 2.5-point favorites on the road in Oakland, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to place a wager on this game, here are four of the best prop bets for tonight's matchup between the Broncos and Raiders.

4. Derek Carr - Passing Yards: Under 237.5 (-112)

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The Broncos roll out one of the most ferocious pass-rushing duos in the NFL, and that could spell trouble for Derek Carr, who has struggled against Denver in the past. Carr has failed to exceed 238 yards in four of his last six starts against the Broncos. In nine career games against Denver, Carr has averaged a paltry 196.6 passing yards per game. Additionally, without Antonio Brown the Raiders' lackluster skill-position group could struggle against this loaded Denver defense.

3. Joe Flacco - Passing Touchdowns: Over 1.5 (-102)

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Joe Flacco was up and down last year, but he actually jumped out to a pretty quick start in September. He threw at least two TDs in three of his first four games, and he threw two TDs in each of his first two road games. Additionally, opposing QBs have thrown at least two touchdowns against the Raiders in three of Oakland's last four games. The lone exception was Cincinnati Bengals' backup Jeff Driskel in Week 15 of the 2018 season.

2. Josh Jacobs - Rushing Yards: Over 53.5 (-112)

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While the Broncos defense is excellent against the pass, they were vulnerable against the run last season. Denver has surrendered at least 54 rushing yards to one running back in each of its last four regular-season games. The opponent's lead rusher is averaging 88.75 yards per game during that span. Oakland also bolstered its offensive line this offseason by signing Trent Brown. Oakland's Doug Martin tore up the Broncos for 107 yards in Week 16 last season, and these trends suggest Josh Jacobs could get his career off to a strong start in Oakland.

1. Phillip Lindsay - Rush Attempts: Over 13.5 (-126)

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Even though Phillip Lindsay's offseason was mired by a series of injuries, he could be in for a healthy dose of carries on Monday night. Lindsay exceeded 14 carries in nine of his 15 games last season. He also exceeded this total in four of his last five games in 2018, and could see a favorable game flow for rushing volume in a contest in which Denver is favored by 2.5 points.

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