BetAnySports.com is back with another great set of NFL betting props for the NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. Join us for the Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos prop picks for this AFC West duel at the O.co Coliseum.
Longest Touchdown Of The Game Over 46.5 Yards (-115): It’s rip it and grip it time for the Raiders, and they are taking shot after shot down the field in all of their games trying to get the home run play. They haven’t been successful on all that many of them, but we know that the Broncos have been prone at times to the long touchdown. On top of that, we also get KR Trindon Holliday on our side, and he has been known to bust a long return for a score when given the opportunity. And then of course, there’s “The General,” and we’re never ones to count out the idea of QB Peyton Manning throwing a touchdown this far down the field over the course of a game. In the end, there are probably going to be at least five or six touchdowns to show for the work in this one, and we have to think that one of them is going to cover at least half the field when push comes to shove more often than not
Longest Field Goal of the Game Over 44.5 Yards (-115): We’re not in Denver anymore, but we are in Oakland. We won’t have the light air for the ball to travel in, but we do have Sea Bass! K Sebastian Janikowski is just automatic, and there is never a doubt that when he gets a chance to kick a field goal, he’s going to make it. His only misses this year both came from 60+ yards away. K Matt Prater doesn’t have nearly the chance to hit a field goal from this type of range, but it’s not like it’s totally inadequate either. We know that Head Coach Dennis Allen isn’t afraid to send out the kicker from Florida State, and we have to think that the opportunity will be there for him to bomb one in from long range when push comes to shove.
Peyton Manning Under 299.5 Passing Yards (+100): Squares are just going to make the assumption that Manning is going to get to 300 yards in this one, but that just isn’t the case when push comes to shove in all likelihood. No. 18 is fantastic, but even now that RB Willis McGahee is out of the lineup, he is still using RB Knowshon Moreno and RB Ronnie Hillman quite a bit. Moreno has had 20 carries in each of his first two starts with the team, and he figures to get at least that many again in this one as well. The Oakland secondary has been atrocious, but you have to go back several weeks just to find Manning throwing for more than 300 in a game. He did tear apart the Raiders to the tune of over 330 yards when these clubs met the first time, and he largely did that in three quarters of play, but we think that he is going to be slowing it down just a bit in this one on the road and won’t quite get to the three-bill mark.
Demaryius Thomas To Score a Touchdown (-130): It’s just too easy to not back Thomas in this situation. He scored twice last week and once the week before, and he is clearly going to be the man of the hour when the Broncos are down in close. They only have six rushing touchdowns as a team, and four of those scores have come from the injured McGahee. Since the point that McGahee went down, Thomas has found his way into the end zone in every game. We know that that isn’t going to keep up, but we have to play the percentages, which suggest that he is going to score in at least say, five out of nine games, which would make us big time winners over the long run.
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