Raiders-Rams Preview: Are the Raiders a playoff team?

By Adam Burke  ( 

December 8, 2022 10:32 AM

Win tonight would extend Raiders' winning streak to four

The Las Vegas Raiders find themselves a road favorite of a touchdown on the short week, which feels like uncharted territory for a team with a losing record. But, that’s just the type of team that the Los Angeles Rams are right now, an opponent that nobody trusts.

Mitch Moss and Pauly Howard dug deep into the game with what you need to know - including stats, trends and line information - on Thursday Night Football and also what to think of the Raiders going forward (currently +700 to make the playoffs at DraftKings).

Something you absolutely have to check out, which Mitch referenced during the clip, is Steve Makinen’s set of NFL betting trends that apply to this week’s action. It might surprise you to hear how poor Derek Carr has played against NFC opponents throughout his career.

Also, if you're so inclined to bet the first touchdown scorer prop, Stephanie Kamerschak has been tracking first touchdown scorers and shared her excellent information with us.

Las Vegas Raiders schedule

Week 14: at Los Angeles Rams

Week 15: New England Patriots

Week 16: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 17: San Francisco 49ers

Week 18: Kansas City Chiefs

The schedule looks fairly daunting for the Raiders, but the offense is really humming right now with the Carr and Davante Adams connection and the league’s leading rusher in Josh Jacobs.

Michael Lombardi, Ben Wilson and Meghan Payton talked about the Raiders' Week 17 opponent in a discussion on Brock Purdy and the 49ers on Wednesday’s edition of The Lombardi Line:

Next week’s home game for the Raiders comes against a New England team that has had its problems of late. Lombardi also recently talked about the Patriots’ struggles and why he thinks they’re happening.

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Betting Splits: Percentage of handle & tickets from DraftKings for every game on the board, updated every 10 minutes. GO HERE.

NFL Power Ratings3 sets of numbers from Steve MakinenGO HERE.

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Lou Finocchiaro: Kenneth Gainwell Anytime TD +380. View more picks.

Pauly Howard: Score Every Quarter (+600). View more picks.


Live Bet Sunday: The majority of the handle for the Super Bowl will come relatively late, ramping up a few days before the game. Expect this action to alter the money line prices if not the spread. View more tips.

The Lombardi Line: The Chiefs have FOUR rookie DBs with Trent McDuffie, Joshua Williams, Jaylen Watson, and Bryan Cook. If the Chiefs D focuses on pass rush and leaves the DBs to play man-to-man, the Eagles' pass catchers have the advantage. View more tips.


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