Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders: Preview and Pick
8 Replies | 244 ViewsOn 10/29/2013 06:55 PM in NFL
The Philadelphia Eagles started off very nicely with a big win, but since then they have slumped massively due to injuries and ineffectiveness on offense. They are starting to stumble down the NFC East and will need a big win now if they want to stay in the race for a playoff spot. It won’t get easy as they head to the west coast to take on the ever improving Oakland Raiders. The Raiders were expected to be doormats but instead they have had a decent season to include a win a week ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders Odds
The NFL point spread for this game has yet to be released due to injuries to the quarterback position and it is yet to be seen who will be under center for the Eagles. This line will be determined by who is at quarterback whether it is Michael Vick, Nick Foles, or Matt Barkley. Regardless of who is throwing the ball, the Raiders just may be favorites for this game so make sure to check the top rated online sportsbooks leading up to the kickoff of this game.
The Raiders are winning because they are running the ball again. Darren McFadden had his 1st game with multiple Rush TD since Sept. 25, 2011 (in 34-24 win vs Jets). It is the 5th multiple Rush TD game of his career. The Eagles have 3 wins this season, all against teams who were winless at the time... Any team that entered a game against the Eagles with a win has beaten them. They beat the 0-0 Redskins (Week 1), the 0-4 Giants (Week 5) and the 0-4 Buccaneers (Week 6), which means that they could have a very tough time beating the Raiders this week.
The latest football betting trends for this game reveals that the home team is in a good spot to win and perhaps even cover this game. The Raiders are 4-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 5 home games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating less than 250 total yards in their previous game, -7 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game and 6-17-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall.
Philadelphia Eagles at Oakland Raiders Pick
With plenty of time to go before the start of the regular season, I will wait to release my pick on this game until we get closer to game day.