Raiders vs. Eagles Point Spread: NFL Week 16 Odds, Prediction

Payton Matthews | Updated Dec 18, 2017

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It’s the last Monday night game of the 2017 season in Week 16 as the Oakland Raiders visit the Philadelphia Eagles, the top team in the NFC.

Oakland
6-10
AT
December 25, 2017, 8:30 PM ET
Lincoln Financial Field
Pointspread +10.5 -115
Moneyline +425
Over / Under o +46.5

38%

Betting Action

62%

Pointspread -10.5 -105
Moneyline -550
Over / Under u +46.5

38%

Betting Action

62%

The NFL doesn’t want teams having the disadvantage of playing on a short week heading into the playoffs so that’s why no Monday night games in Week 17. Plus, there’s more drama potentially with every team playing on the final Sunday of the regular season.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Philadelphia was a solid favourite to win its first NFC title since 2004 until young star quarterback Carson Wentz, an NFL MVP leader, went down with a season-ending torn ACL in Week 14. The team is still in the driver’s season for the top seed in the NFC, though.

Oakland is all-too-familiar with a crushing late-season injury. Last year, the Raiders looked like a legitimate Super Bowl team before losing young star quarterback Derek Carr to a broken leg in Week 16. The Raiders would be blown out the next week in Denver to cough up the AFC West title and then were routed in Houston in the wild-card game.

The Eagles and Raiders have split 12 all-time meetings. That includes Super Bowl XV following the 1980 season, a 27-10 Oakland victory in New Orleans. That’s the last Super Bowl title the Oakland Raiders won – they did win a championship following the 1983 season while the L.A. Raiders. The Eagles are 0-2 all-time in Super Bowls, also losing XXXIX to the New England Patriots.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders (6-8 SU, 4-8-2 ATS) have been one of the AFC’s most disappointing teams and that was on display Sunday night in a 20-17 home loss to Dallas that essentially ended Oakland’s playoff chances. With 31 seconds left, quarterback Derek Carr was stretching for the winning touchdown when he fumbled the ball out of the side of the end zone before crossing the goal line. That meant touchback, Cowboys ball and game over. At worst, the Raiders would have been able to kick a tying field goal on the next play and send it to overtime if Carr hadn’t fumbled. Carr did throw two TD passes to Michael Crabtree. Sean Smith had two interceptions, doubling the Raiders’ total for the season. To make the postseason now, Oakland must win out and get a ton of unlikely help. More likely, the team will have been eliminated before it even takes the field Monday.

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia (12-2 SU, 10-4 ATS) is tied for the most ATS wins in the NFL with Minnesota. However, the Eagles didn’t cover Sunday in a come-from-behind 34-29 victory at the New York Giants – perhaps a slow start in that game was somewhat of a hangover from the Wentz injury. Backup Nick Foles, in his first start since November 2016, threw for 237 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions against one of the NFL’s worst defenses. The Eagles became the first team in six years to have different starting quarterbacks throw at least four touchdown passes in back-to-back weeks. They also blocked three kicks Sunday: punt, PAT and field goal. NFC East champion Philadelphia has clinched a first-round playoff bye and would earn the conference’s top seed with a win vs. Oakland.

Raiders vs. Eagles Prediction

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