Philadelphia Eagles at Las Vegas Raiders Week 7 Pick
When: 4:05 pm ET Sunday, Oct. 24
Where: Allegiant Stadium
Point Spread: Phil +3/LV -3 (Bet this game at reduced juice >>> This means you lay -105 odds instead of -110! This saves you TONS of money!)
The Raiders rose up and put on a winning performance in their first game AG (After Gruden) last week and now shoot for another one when they host the Eagles Sunday afternoon in Vegas. But in the topsy-turvy world that is the NFL, what’s up one week is often down the next, and vice-versa. Will that theory come into play here?
The Raiders are only favored by a field goal here, which is almost insulting—basically saying that on a neutral field, this game would be lined as a pick ’em?
Here’s how we homeworked this contest with our free NFL betting pick.
NFL Betting Lines
The Week 7 NFL betting odds opened Las Vegas as a three-point favorite for this game, with an over/under of right around 48. Early betting action then bumped that total to 49.
Any bettors out there thinking Philadelphia might pull the upset here could get upwards of +150 on the NFL betting money line.
Eagles Betting Preview
Philadelphia is 2-4 on the season after losing at home to Tampa Bay last Thursday, 28-22. That game was tied at 7-7 late into the first quarter, but the Eagles trailed 21-7 at the half. Philly then gave up the first seven points of the second half to fall down by three scores, pulled to within six points with six minutes left but never got the ball back, as the Bucs ran the clock out from there.
However, that late rally, which included a successful 2-point conversion, helped the Eagles cover the spread as seven-point home dogs.
Philadelphia got out-gained by Tampa 399-213 and lost time of possession by a decisive 40:20 split.
So the Eagles have been out-gained in each of their last four games and out-rushed by three of their previous four opponents.
At 2-4, Philadelphia already trails first-place Dallas by three games and a tie-breaker in the NFC East.
Raiders Betting Preview
Las Vegas, meanwhile, is 4-2 on the season after winning at rival Denver last week 34-24. The Raiders, playing through the hubbub surrounding Coach Gruden’s departure, drew first blood on a 48-yard touchdown from scrimmage three minutes into the game and led 17-7 at the half. Ve-gas then scored the first seven points of the second half and later led 31-10, on its way toward the outright victory as a five-point dog.
The Raiders out-gained Denver 426-421, and a good chunk of the yardage the Vegas defense allowed came in prevent mode. The Raiders also won the turnover battle 4-0.
So Las Vegas has out-gained five of its six opponents this season, although it’s only out-rushed two of its six foes.
At 4-2, the Raiders are tied with the Chargers for the lead in the AFC West.
These two teams last met four seasons ago, a 19-10 Philly home victory. But that already seems like a long time ago.
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NFL Betting Trends
After going 4-9 both SU and ATS last week, NFL home teams are 41-50 SU, 37-54 ATS this sea-son. However, that sounds like a trend due for a correction.
Favorites are 58-36 SU, 43-51 ATS in the NFL this season.
The Under is 4-2 in Eagles games this season, which are averaging 48 total points.
Totals are split 3-3 in Raiders games this season, which are averaging 49 points.
After going 7-5-2 last week, the under is 50-42 in the NFL this season.
Free NFL Betting Pick
Las Vegas is coming off a nice performance last week at Denver but do we trust this team yet? No. In fact, a divisional road win last week just makes us think the Raiders might be ripe for a letdown this week. Philadelphia, meanwhile, got outplayed by Tampa Bay last week but battled back and covered. And that Bucs defense is better than the Raiders’. We’re not calling for the outright upset here, but we do like Philly plus the points. Question: Are you a football bettor with small resources and a limited bankroll? We have just the bonus for you! Register for an account through this special link at Intertops Sportsbook. Deposit $25, then go directly to their “Special Offers” page and enter bonus code ROOKIE200. An extra FIFTY BUCKS will show up in your account balance!
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