As the Las Vegas Raiders continue their push for the playoffs, some fans may find it hard to swallow the idea of rooting for division rival Denver Broncos in tonight’s Monday Night Football matchup against the Buffalo Bills. However, a Broncos upset could greatly benefit the Raiders’ standings in the AFC Wild Card race.
With the Raiders currently sitting at 5-5 and the Bills at 5-4, a Denver win would help even out the standings, especially since the Bills hold the tiebreaker over Las Vegas. The game will kick off at 5:15 p.m. PT and will be aired on ESPN.
For those looking to get in on the action, DraftKings Sportsbook is offering gambling lines and prop bets for the game. The spread favors the Bills at -7.5, with the over/under set at 47. The moneyline stands at -345 for the Bills and +275 for the Broncos.
In terms of injuries, the Broncos have had a relatively short injury report with only two players listed, both of whom are expected to play. On the other hand, the Bills will be without safety Micah Hyde and cornerback Christian Benford, while linebacker Terrel Bernard is questionable. However, key players like quarterback Josh Allen and wide receiver Stefon Diggs are expected to play.
As for the weather in Buffalo, it is expected to be decent for this time of year, with a low of 44 degrees, a nine percent chance of rain, and winds up to 10 mph.
Ultimately, a Broncos win would greatly benefit the Raiders, and fans may need to set aside their division rivalry to root for Denver in this crucial matchup. Join the conversation and share your thoughts in the comments section below.