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Broncos Raiders odds: Denver opened slight favorites over Oakland

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The Denver Broncos opened 3.5 home favorites over the Oakland Raiders, but that line has since fallen to 1.5.

NFL: Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

The Denver Broncos (8-7) have lost four of their last five and six of their last eight games. For them to start out 3.5 home favorites over the Oakland Raiders (12-3) feels a wee bit high for me.

People agreed as the line has since fallen to 1-1.5 points in favor of the Broncos as of today.

For good reason too as the Broncos offense has been averaging a paltry nine points per game over the last month and most of those were aided by defensive turnovers and a short field.

If the Broncos win, they will likely see the 19th or 20th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. If they lose, they could see their draft position move up to the 16th spot. Do you want them to win or lose this game with that in mind?

Kickoff is at 2:25 p.m. Mile High time on Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colorado.