Denver is coming off two-straight six-point losses. Last week, the Broncos looked to be getting handled by the Houston Texans, but scored a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns to make the final score 31-25. After a couple strong defensive efforts, the Broncos gave up 436 yards to the Texans.
The Raiders picked up their first win of the season last week, a 34-31 home win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it seems the experts might not like Oakland's mediocre-at-best defense and struggling run game.
The large helping of predictions at ESPN unanimously picks the Broncos to take care of the Raiders, including the Accuscore prediction and the fans in the pick 'em contest. It looks the same at CBS Sports, with all nine of their pickers taking Denver, while a smaller Yahoo! sample looks the same so far.