Lions vs. Raiders Point Spread: NFL Week 9 Odds, Prediction

Jeremy Perry | Updated Oct 28, 2019

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Matt Stafford has looked great this season, throwing for 2,093 yards and 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions. The Lions open as slight underdogs in Oakland.

Detroit
3-12
AT
November 03, 2019, 4:05 PM ET
RingCentral Coliseum
Las Vegas
7-9
Pointspread +2.5 -105
Moneyline +115
Over / Under o +51.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

Pointspread -2.5 -115
Moneyline -138
Over / Under u +51.5

66%

Betting Action

34%

The Oakland Raiders will return home following six weeks on the road when they host the Detroit Lions this Sunday afternoon. After an extended road trip, the Raiders will be hoping their fans can give them a boost and help them secure an important inter-conference victory. It won’t be easy against a Detroit side that has clawed its way back to the .500 mark despite a grueling schedule throughout the first eight weeks of the season, along with some bad breaks. Detroit is right in the thick of the NFC Wild Card race, while Oakland can’t afford to give up any more ground in the AFC playoff hunt. Here is a closer look at the matchup.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Lions have gone 5-0 against the spread in their last five games against AFC opponents. Detroit is 4-3 ATS this season, including 2-1 ATS in three road games. However, the Lions are just 1-6 straight up in their last seven games played in the Pacific Time Zone, posting a 2-4-1 ATS in those contests.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are just 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games against NFC opponents. Looking even further back, Oakland is just 1-11-1 ATS in designated home games against NFC teams dating back to 2012. The Raiders are 4-3 ATS overall so far this season.

Detroit Lions

Considering their schedule, it’s easy to understand why the Lions are 3-3-1 right now. Detroit has lost to the Packers, Vikings and Chiefs, three teams that are a combined 18-6. The Lions have wins over the Los Angeles Chargers, Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, and they tied the Arizona Cardinals on the road back in Week 1.

Matt Stafford has looked great, throwing for 2,093 yards and 16 touchdowns with just four interceptions. The Lions have had no trouble scoring on offense, but their defense has struggled to slow down quality opponents. They have the league’s worst pass defense, which could get exposed against the Raiders this week. They’re also giving up 130.7 rushing yards per game, so they’ll have to play above those numbers to win this week.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders have produced a similar profile to Detroit through the first eight weeks of the season. Great quarterback play, an offense that can score points and a defense that has trouble slowing down quality opponents. Oakland is coming off back-to-back losses to the Packers and Houston Texans in which it gave up a combined average of 34.5 points per game.

Derek Carr and company put up 24 points in each of those games, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. Carr has thrown for 1,695 yards and 11 touchdowns with four interceptions this season.

Meanwhile, rookie running back Josh Jacobs has delivered with 620 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. The Raiders have struggled to slow down opponents, but they’ve been competitive. And they been dragged through a brutal travel schedule, going from Minnesota to Indianapolis to London to Green Bay to Houston in their last five games. They’re finally at home for their next three games, which could pave the way for them to get some momentum going.

Who Will Win Lions vs. Raiders?

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