The Philadelphia Eagles (2-4, 2-1 away) and Las Vegas Raiders (3-3, 2-1 away) get together for the first time since 2017 in an interconference matchup on Sunday. Philadelphia is desperate for a win, while the Raiders aim to improve to 2-0 since the resignation of former head coach Jon Gruden.
Sunday’s Week 7 kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. EST inside Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. Las Vegas is a three-point favorite, and the over-under total is at 49 points.
What to Know – Philadelphia Eagles
Losers of four of its last five contests, Philadelphia is eager for a victory and a chance to keep their hopes alive in the NFC East. A loss for the Eagles would set them four games back of the leading Dallas Cowboys.
Jalen Hurts is the engine to the Eagles offense that averages 22.8 points and 360.3 yards of offense per game. Hurts accounts for most of that production, with 1,480 yards through the air and 300 yards on the ground this season. The second-year quarterback is completing 62.5% of his passes with eight touchdowns and four picks while adding five touchdowns on the ground.
Hurts’ former Alabama teammate DeVonta Smith is the quarterback’s favorite target. The rookie wide receiver has been targeted 44 times this year, catching a team-high 27 passes for 345 yards and one touchdown. With tight end Zach Ertz traded to Arizona last week, look for Dallas Goedert to become a focal point in the red zone for Philly.
The Eagles are 3-3 against the spread this season and 2-1 ATS on the road. Philadelphia is 1-5 ATS in their last six contests against the Raiders, and the total has gone over in six of the previous games against AFC West opponents.
What to Know – Las Vegas Raiders
Las Vegas lost two in a row, and their head coach resigned due to allegations of sending derogatory emails over a decade ago. The Raiders pulled together and responded with a ten-point victory over the Broncos last week and sit in a tie with the Chargers atop the AFC West.
The Raiders’ offense is one-dimensional, with quarterback David Carr dropping back to pass over 60% of the time. Las Vegas averages 404.2 yards off offense per game, and 324.3 of that is through the air.
Four pass-catchers have tallied over 300 yards receiving this season, led by wideout Henry Ruggs III with 20 receptions for 445 yards and two touchdowns. Tight end Darren Waller is targeted the most and leads the team with 33 receptions.
This season, Las Vegas is 4-8 ATS over their last 12 games and 3-3 ATS. The total has gone under in four of the previous five contests against the Eagles.
The Pick is In
Las Vegas should have no problem moving the ball through the air against one of the league’s worst pass defenses. Hurts’ ability to use his arms and legs keeps the Eagles in this one, in what should be an offensive showdown in Sin City.
Over the week, the total has crept up, but we still believe these two teams will light up the scoreboard like the Vegas Strip.
Betting Pick: Over 50.0 Points