Eagles vs. Raiders Point Spread: NFL Week 7 Odds, Prediction

Nik Kowalski | Updated Oct 21, 2021

Derek Carr is among the league leaders in passing yards this season, but does he have enough help around him to make the Raiders a legit threat in the AFC?

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October 24, 2021, 4:05 PM ET
Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
6-6
Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline +100
Over / Under o +48.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -120
Over / Under u +48.5

33%

Betting Action

67%

The 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles are heading out West for a date with the 4-2 Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders remain tied for first in the AFC West under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia after winning 34-24 last week at Denver. The Eagles dropped a Thursday nighter at Tampa Bay last week, losing 28-22 at home.

Kickoff at Allegiant Stadium starts at 4:05 p.m. EST, with the Raiders listed as 2.5-point home favourites to win on the NFL odds and the total set at 49.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Consistent, strong defensive play probably isn’t the first thing you think of when analyzing this Eagles–Raiders matchup, but truth is both defences are top five in yards against per play with each allowing 5.1 yards a snap. Where they falter, or at least in Philadelphia’s case, is points allowed. Philadelphia’s 23rd in the league with 25.3 points allowed per game and Las Vegas is 16th at 24 a game. The Eagles are 4-2 to the under this season, and the Raiders are 3-3.

Head-to-head the Eagles have won six of their last nine against the Raiders but have covered in one of their last six meetings. Philadelphia’s also on a 2-7 against the spread run overall.

Philadelphia Eagles

Jalen Hurts’ first full season as Philadelphia’s starting quarterback is going alright, but he hasn’t had much help. Hurts is averaging 296 passing yards a game but has just eight touchdowns to show for. Philadelphia’s relying heavily on Hurts as he’s also their leading rusher with 300 yards. Running back Miles Sanders has only 57 carries in six games and hasn’t found the end zone.

DeVonta Smith, a 2021 first round pick, leads the team with 345 receiving yards, but Philadelphia’s lacking talent at their skill positions. They also just traded away tight end Zach Ertz to Arizona.

On defence Alex Singleton leads the club with 67 tackles, and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave is having a career year with six sacks. Cornerback Darius Slay has two interceptions on the season.

Las Vegas Raiders

Six games in, Derek Carr remains at the top of the NFL’s passing leaders. Carr’s got 1,946 yards on the season, the second-most in the league. Carr had an extremely efficient day in Denver last Sunday too with 341 yards and two touchdowns on 18 completions.

Henry Ruggs led all receivers with three grabs for 97 yards and found the end zone on a 48-yard strike. The second-year receiver has become a legitimate deep threat in Las Vegas, allowing tight end Darren Waller and receiver Hunter Renfrow more space to do work underneath.

Waller’s third among tight ends with 33 catches this season but missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury. Ruggs, receiver Bryan Edwards, and left tackle Kolton Miller are also banged up on offence.

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