Broncos vs Raiders Expert Predictions for Week 1 Monday Night Football Game

Mike Esposito
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Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders will bring NFL's Week 1 to a close when they face off in the second game of tonight's "Monday Night Football" doubleheader. The Broncos are 2-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts are saying first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Monday Night Football game between the Broncos and the Raiders.

Broncos vs Raiders Expert Predictions

Seven of the eight CBS experts who made a prediction on this game are picking the Broncos to come out on top. That's a big lean, especially with Oakland being at home in this one.

The ESPN staff, on the other hand, is seemingly far less certain of the outcome on Monday night. ESPN's 10 highlighted experts are split down the middle, with five picking the Broncos to win and five picking the Raiders to come out on top.

Frank Schwab, of Yahoo! Sports, is giving a slight edge to the Broncos – to cover the spread, that is. He notes that Denver's defense could be the difference in this one since Oakland may have trouble protecting QB Derek Carr.

These experts are giving Denver an edge, as of 14 of the 19 are picking the Broncos.

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