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October 19, 2019

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Week 4 NFL picks for the Sun’s handicapping contest

Lee Smith Raiders

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Oakland Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper (89) celebrates with Lee Smith (86) after Cooper scored a touchdown on an 8-yard pass against the Tennessee Titans in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

Week 4: Raiders at Broncos

Game of the Week: Raiders plus-2.5 at Broncos (Poll consensus year to date: 2-1)
Broncos minus-2.5 — 60.2%
Raiders plus-2.5 — 39.8%

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Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

The AFC West came into the season power-rated as the toughest division in the NFL according to the oddsmakers.

It may have only increased its standing through the first three weeks with the Chiefs, Broncos and Raiders all looking like contenders and trimming their odds to win the Super Bowl. More clarity will come on the division this afternoon when the Raiders travel to take on the Broncos in a game between 2-1 teams looking to bounce back after falling victim to upsets last week.

It’s the game of the week in the Sun’s handicapping contest, meaning each sports writer must use one of six weekly picks off of the South Point betting board on the matchup.

Read below to find the Sun staff’s best bets in week 4 of the season.

Case Keefer (2012, 2014, 2015 champion, 2013 co-champion)

Season: 11-6-1

Last Week: 3-3

Rams plus-6.5 at Cowboys

Titans minus-2.5 at Texans

Chargers minus-2 vs. Eagles

Cardinals minus-6.5 vs. 49ers

Broncos minus-3 vs. Raiders

Redskins plus-7 at Chiefs

Jesse Granger

Season: 9-6-3

Last Week: 4-2

Lions vs. Vikings under 42 points

Jaguars vs. Jets over 38.5 points

Steelers minus-3 at Ravens

Buccaneers minus-2.5 vs. Giants

Broncos minus-3 vs. Raiders

Colts plus-13 at Seahawks

Mike Grimala

Season: 8-10

Last Week: 1-5

Rams plus-6.5 at Cowboys

Rams vs. Cowboys over 48.5 points

Lions plus-2 at Vikings

Jaguars minus-3 at Jets

Falcons minus-8 vs. Bills

Broncos minus-3 vs. Raiders

Ray Brewer (2016 champion, 2013 co-champion)

Season: 6-12

Last Week: 3-3

Dolphins plus-3 vs. Saints in London

Rams vs. Cowboys over 48.5 points

Texans plus-2.5 vs. Titans

Steelers vs. Ravens over 44.5 points

Broncos minus-3 vs. Raiders

Redskins plus-7 at Chiefs

Case Keefer can be reached at 702-948-2790 or [email protected]. Follow Case on Twitter at twitter.com/casekeefer.

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