Raiders and Giants enter Week 9 as betting favorites.
The Oakland Raiders (6-2) will get an opportunity to prove they are the best team in the AFC West when they host the Denver Broncos (6-2) on Sunday as small 1-point home favorites at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
The Raiders improved to 5-0 away from home with a 30-24 overtime victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week behind a franchise-record 513 passing yards from quarterback Derek Carr. That game closed as a pick’em at the sportsbooks.
The defending Super Bowl champion Broncos have won eight of the past nine meetings with Oakland straight up, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, covering the number in four of the last five. Denver has won its last two games SU and against the spread following a two-game losing streak.
Other key divisional matchups in Week 9 of the NFL season include the Atlanta Falcons (5-3) at the Buccaneers (3-4), the Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) at the New York Giants (4-3), the New York Jets (3-5) at the Miami Dolphins (3-4), the Detroit Lions (4-4) at the Minnesota Vikings (5-2) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at the Baltimore Ravens (3-4).
Of that group of games, the Falcons are the only road team favored as 3.5-point chalk on Thursday Night Football. The favored team is 19-3 SU in the past 22 meetings between the NFC South rivals.
The Giants are 2.5-point home favorites coming off their bye against the Eagles, who have lost three of their last four games following a 3-0 start. Philadelphia is 13-3 SU in the past 16 meetings, going 8-1 SU and ATS in the last nine road matchups in the series.
The Dolphins are 3.5-point chalk hosting the Jets, who are 5-0 ATS in the past five meetings. Miami is also coming off a bye and has won two in a row overall, but the team has struggled to a 2-8 mark SU in its previous 10 divisional games.
The Vikings are coming off a Monday Night Football road matchup with the Chicago Bears and will be playing their second consecutive NFC North game. Minnesota is a 6.5-point favorite versus the Lions, who have covered just two of the last nine meetings.
The Ravens will try to hand the Steelers their third straight loss and end their four-game skid as 2.5-point chalk. Pittsburgh has lost the past three meetings but will be hoping to get starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (knee) back from injury for the game.