Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders Betting Preview: Are the Raiders Being Undervalued in Home Matchup With Eagles?

Matt Wiesenfeld

The Eagles seem pretty committed to using this as a development year. There are some positive signs, but when it comes to NFL betting, they are a tough team to handicap because their offense is inconsistent.

The Raiders won last week in their first game post-Jon Gruden. This is a very winnable spot, so there is no reason to expect a crash.

It feels like the markets are overvaluing Philadelphia in this spot. This is a team that has shown flashes on the road but is too inconsistent to merit much confidence.

Philadelphia Eagles (2-4) vs Las Vegas Raiders (4-2), CBS, 4:05 p.m. ET

Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders NFL Betting Odds

Moneyline

  • Philadelphia Eagles +122
  • Las Vegas Raiders -144

Total

  • OVER 48.5 (-110)
  • UNDER 48.5 (-110)

Spread

  • Philadelphia Eagles +2.5 (-104)
  • Las Vegas Raiders -2.5 (-118)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Las Vegas Raiders odds are via FanDuel Sportsbook as of Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 5:45 p.m. ET. Want to see NFL betting odds from several top online sportsbooks for every NFL matchup each week? Check out our NFL odds.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Betting Consensus

Moneyline

  • 33% Philadelphia Eagles
  • 67% Las Vegas Raiders

Total (at O/U 48.5)

  • 33% OVER 48.5
  • 67% UNDER 48.5

Spread (at +/-2.5)

  • 33% Philadelphia Eagles +2.5
  • 67% Las Vegas Raiders -2.5

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Las Vegas Raiders Matchup: NFL Betting Picks, Odds, Stats and More

Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders Betting Outlook

I am curious how the Eagles look this week. They are getting a little healthier with the return of tackle Lane Johnson, but I also think the trade they made to send tight end Zach Ertz to the Arizona Cardinals was kind of a give-up move. I am not saying it was the wrong move, but it might have a detrimental emotional impact.

Jalen Hurts has potential. I love his mobility and his arm is strong enough, but his accuracy is not always there. That is especially challenging because his top targets are not the most physically imposing. They need the ball on them in the right spots so they can run after the catch. Ertz was the exception.

On defense the Eagles are unbalanced. They are very strong against the pass but weak against the run. Lucky for them that the way the league is now that is not as much of a disadvantage. They have played well on the road this season giving up just 24 points combined in two road wins. Dallas picked them apart in their other road game. I worry this game might look a lot like that.

How Real are the Raiders?

The Raiders' win last week was pretty impressive. Not only did they win despite the turmoil of losing their coach, but they also did so on the road at rival Denver.

This is a good offensive team, and QB Derek Carr is having a great season. With everything going on he might even be a viable MVP candidate, especially with the Raiders’ competition for a division title.

This is a decent defensive matchup for the Raiders, and they might be able to have success just keeping everything in front of them. Against a team like the Eagles, you can force them to go the long way down the field, and that pressure can force mistakes and poor execution. That is the advantage of facing a team with an inexperienced quarterback.

NFL Betting Trends to Consider for Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders

  • Philadelphia is 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
  • The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
  • The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last seven games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game.
  • The Raiders are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
  • In their last 63 games as a favorite, the Raiders are 20-42-1 ATS.
  • Raiders are 19-40 ATS in their last 59 home games against a team with a losing road record.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders Best Bet

Las Vegas -2.5

This line is confusing to me. The Raiders are not elite, and there is residue from the situation with Gruden. But being at home is much more than the difference between these two teams right now. The Eagles have inexperience at QB and on the sidelines, so I am not sure where their real advantages are. The Raiders will not have to play their best to get a comfortable win in this matchup.

Prop Watch: Darren Waller To Have 70+ Receiving Yards

Waller is listed as questionable due to an ankle injury, but this is based on optimism that he will take the field tomorrow. Waller should be getting the ball on every drive regardless of matchup, and I don’t think that Philadelphia has that special guy at linebacker or safety that can really neutralize him if Carr makes him a priority. Look for a big day as the offense clicks throughout the game.

Philadelphia Eagles vs Las Vegas Raiders Score Prediction

Las Vegas Raiders 33, Philadelphia Eagles 24

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