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NFL Week 16 Handicapping: Monday Night Football
(6-8) Oakland Raiders vs. Philadelphia Eagles (12-2)
Date: Monday December 25th
Time: 8:30 PM
Venue: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Week 16 ATS Betting Lines: Philadelphia Eagles -9
NFL Week 1 Moneyline Odds: Eagles -400, Raiders +320
Week 1 NFL Betting Total: 47.5
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I thought they were done but the Raiders are still mathematically in the playoff hunt.
Meanwhile the Eagles showed that they could win without Carson Wentz. Keeping home field is important for this group.
Oakland has not looked good most of the season so I do not have hight hopes for them in this spot.
Philly showed some grit last week coming back to win. Sure it was against the Giants but given the emotional ride they have been on it could have easily gone the other way.
The Raiders have lost back to back games and with them, likely their season. Though it was a campaign seemingly destined to disappoint from the beginning.
Last week was an interesting case with QB Derek Carr playing mistakes free football, at least as a passer, but it still wasn’t enough.
With Amari Cooper sidelines Michael Crabtree saw an amazing 17 targets and caught 2 touchdown passes. He only made 7 catches for 39 yards though. That is disturbing and shows how the offense has struggled this season.
Against Dallas the running game actually had a little pop. Marshawn Lynch was not quite Beast Mode but they were able to hand it off and expect some gains. To have any shot in this one they need some balance.
Cooper is still dealing with an ankle injury and it is unknown if he will suit up for Oakland in this one. His ability to take the top off the defense has been critically missed over the last month.
The Raiders defense has been steadier of late but they have also been playing more limited offenses. They do catch a break with Philly missing their stud QB but the Eagles are not exactly falling apart.
I am not sure if it is the chicken or the egg but Khalil Mack has gotten more productive and the defense has gotten better. Mack has 6 sacks in his last 5 games and if he can get into the Philly backfield regularly the Raiders could be disruptive.
One more loss and the math doesn’t add up for Oakland even though they are total long shot at this point. Maybe they can play well early but if they get down and its cold I dont like the situation.
The sky is not falling in Philly. In their first game since losing Wentz for the season they got a win over the New York Giants and what the fan base probably has to get used to is the fact that from here on out it just has to work.
Nick Foles showed last week that he is more than good enough to close out the season with a couple of wins at home. He threw four touchdowns and spread the ball around. This is a defense he can succeed against.
The running game seems to have lost some steam as the season progressed. I know they picked up Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins but I think this team is best when they feature LeGarrette Blount. They might want to use the next couple of games to get the ground game rocking for the playoffs.
The Raiders are not a strong pass defense team so as long as the Eagles give Foles time he should be able to move the ball up and down the field.
The defense definitely looked tired when facing the Giants on Sunday. Easy to understand with that game being the last of three straight road games. At home I expect the Eagles to look a lot fresher.
The freshness should result in a strong performance against the run that can make the Raiders one-dimensional plus a little extra juice in the pass rush. They can dominate a bunch of matchups in this one.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Under is 5-0 in Raiders last 5 games on grass.
- Under is 5-0 in Raiders last 5 games overall.
- Raiders are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
- Over is 5-0 in Eagles last 5 games in Week 16.
- Eagles are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over
I am expecting the offenses to be sharp in this one. For Oakland that is kind of all they have and the Eagles can match scores.
NFL Free Week 16 Score Prediction: Eagles 31 – Raiders 24
Look for Philly to jump out to an early but for Oakland to show some fight in the first half and have it tied at the half. It might set up a nice live wager situation.
In the second they will wear them down and win the game. They are the much better team after all.
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