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Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions Pick and Preview

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Non-Conference NFL Matchups

Point Spread: Lions -8.5 | Total Points: 46

Coming into this week’s matchup vs the Lions, the Raiders have a below .500 record at 3-4. In their most recent game, the Raiders fell to the Bears by a score of 30-12. Not only did the Raiders lose the game, but they also didn’t cover the spread as 2.5-point favorites. With an over/under line of 38.5 points, the game saw a total of 42 points, going over the set line.

Heading into the game, the Lions are the Lions are the 2nd ranked team in the NFC with a record of 5-2. Against other teams in the Conference, they have a mark of 4-1. In week 7, the Lions hit the road to face the Ravens, but they suffered a 38-6 loss. In addition to their 32-point loss, the Lions also suffered a setback in their ATS record. They were 3-point underdogs at the start of the game. The over/under line for their game vs. 43.5 points, which the teams exceeded with a combined 44 points.

Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions History

The last three times that the Lions have faced off vs. the Raiders as the favorite, they have gone 1-0. The last three times that the Lions have hosted the Raiders, the over/under record is 3-0, with the teams combining for an average of 33 points. The over/under record in their last three overall matchups is 2-1.

  • Through their last five road games, Las Vegas has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 13 points per game.
  • The Lions are 4-1 ATS in their last home games and 4-1 straight-up.
  • The last three games that Las Vegas was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Lions have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.

Notable Injuries

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Curtis Bolton – Knee (Questionable)
  • Austin Walter – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Roderic Teamer – Hamstring (Out)
  • Brandon Facyson – Shin (Out)
  • Jimmy Garoppolo – Back (Questionable)
  • Darien Butler – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Brittain Brown – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Divine Deablo – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Nate Hobbs – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Davante Adams – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Marcus Peters – Back (Questionable)
  • Daniel Carlson – Groin (Questionable)
  • Maxx Crosby – Knee (Questionable)
  • Jakorian Bennett – Shoulder/knee (Questionable)
  • Dalton Wagner – Undisclosed (Out)

Detroit Lions

  • Nate Sudfeld – Knee (Out)
  • Jason Cabinda – Knee (Out)
  • David Montgomery – Ribs (Questionable)
  • Emmanuel Moseley – Knee (Out)
  • C.J. Gardner-Johnson – Pectoral (Out)
  • Matt Nelson – Ankle (Out)
  • James Houston – Ankle (Out)
  • Zonovan Knight – Shoulder (Out)
  • Hendon Hooker – Knee (Out)
  • Malcolm Rodriguez – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Jerry Jacobs – Knee (Probable)
  • Shane Zylstra – Knee (Out)
  • Jonah Jackson – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Halapoulivaati Vaitai – Back (Questionable)
  • Frank Ragnow – Calf/toe (Questionable)
  • Mohamed Ibrahim – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Benito Jones – Ankle (Questionable)

Keys To Victory: Las Vegas Raiders

On offense, the Raiders are currently averaging 16 points per game, ranking them 27th in the NFL. This season, the Las Vegas offense has yet to find its groove in the passing game, ranking just 18th in pass yards per game. Their mediocre production has come despite dropping back to throw at a rate of 34.4 times per game. On a per-attempt basis, the Raiders average 3 yards while carrying the ball an average of 23.1 times per game. Regarding rushing yardage, they are 32nd in the league.

Keys To Victory: Detroit Lions

The Lions come in with an average of 24.9 points per game on offense, which has them 7th in the NFL. Detroit will look to continue executing well in the passing attack, as they currently ranked 4th in the league in yards per game. This has come while dropping back to pass at a rate of 36.6 times per contest. In terms of rushing, the Lions are averaging 28.7 rushing attempts per game, placing them 11th for rushing yards. They have an average of 4.1 yards per rushing attempt.

Betting Trends

  • Although Las Vegas has a straight-up record of 1-4 in their last five road games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 1-4. The team averaged 13 points per game in these games.
  • The Lions are 2-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Going back to their previous three games as the underdog, Las Vegas has an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.
  • Through their last five games as the favorite, the Lions have an ATS record of 4-1 and a straight up mark of 4-1.


  • Detroit Lions 23 – Las Vegas Raiders 21
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