Week 9 Free Betting Prediction – Detroit Lions at Oakland Raiders

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The Detroit Lions (+3) are heading west to take on the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. Kickoff for this game is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET and fans can catch it live by tuning in to FOX.

Week 9 Betting Preview: Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders

Detroit is projected as the underdog and is currently getting 3 points in this game. The Lions are also receiving +120 moneyline odds while the Raiders are -140. Some good live betting opportunities may be unveiled during this matchup, and oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) at 52.5 points.

The over is getting most of the early sharp action, as this game’s O/U initially opened at only 51.

The Lions are 4-3 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.5 units this season. The team’s posted an O/U record of 5-2.

The Raiders have gained 1.5 units so far. The team is 4-3 ATS and has an O/U record of 4-3.

The Lions are 3-3-1 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Raiders are 3-4 SU.

The Lions just got a 31-26 victory over the Giants in Week 8. Matthew Stafford completed 25 passes on 32 attempts for 342 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Tra Carson (just 34 rushing yards on 12 attempts) led the running attack in the win while Danny Amendola (eight receptions, 95 yards) and Kenny Golladay (six catches, 123 yards, two TDs) handled the receiving duties.

In Week 8, Houston knocked off this Oakland crew by a score of 27-24. The Raiders defense allowed the Texans to kill the clock by running for 130 yards on 32 rush attempts. DeAndre Hopkins had a good showing, recording 109 yards on 11 catches for Houston. For Oakland, Derek Carr completed 18-of-30 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns. Josh Jacobs (66 rushing yards on 15 attempts) handled the ground game in the defeat as Hunter Renfrow (four receptions, 88 yards, one TD) and Tyrell Williams (three catches, 91 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps.

Detroit’s run the ball on 42.9 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Oakland has a rush percentage of 46.4 percent. The Lions have rushed for 96.9 yards/game and have two touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Raiders are putting up 131.4 rush yards per game and have six total rushing TDs.

If 2019 results can translate to this game, then it’s looking like the Raiders should hold an edge when it comes to RB efficiency, since their running backs has generated 4.8 yards per carry while their defense has allowed 3.7 YPC to opponents. The Lions have registered 3.6 yards per carry while allowing a YPC of 4.7 to opponents.

The Lions offense has logged 299 yards per contest through the air overall and has 16 passing TDs so far. The Raiders have recorded 247.3 pass yards per game and have 12 total pass scores.

On the defensive side of the ball, Detroit has allowed 130.7 rush yards and 302.6 pass yards per game. The Oakland defense has allowed 298.4 yards per game to opposing passers and 92.9 yards per game to opposing runners. The Lions are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of 7.37 to opposing QBs, while the Raiders have given up a staggering 8.79 ANY/A.

Carr has completed 136-of-191 passes for 1,402 yards, nine TDs and three INTs for Oakland. His adjusted net yards per pass attempt stands at 7.03 for the season and 10.91 across his last two outings. In the other locker room, Stafford has amassed 1,729 passing yards this year. He’s completed 131-of-205 attempts with 12 passing touchdowns and only three interceptions. Stafford’s got a sparkling 7.91 ANY/A, including 8.65 over the last two games.

Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders Free NFL Tip

SU Winner: Lions, ATS Winner: Lions, O/U: Under

Team Betting Notes

  • Each team defense has recorded 13 sacks this year.
  • Oakland has lost four fumbles in 2019 while Detroit has lost five.
  • The Lions offense has tallied six pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Raiders have accounted for four such plays.
  • The Detroit defense has allowed six pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Oakland has given up eight such plays.
  • The Detroit offense has created one rushing play of 20+ yards, while Oakland has created six such runs.
  • Both defenses have allowed four rushing plays of 20+ yards. The Lions have given up 21 running plays of 10+ yards while the Raiders have given up 14 such plays.
  • As a team, Detroit has averaged 3.0 yards per carry across its past three outings and 3.1 over its last two.
  • Oakland has averaged 4.5 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.6 over its past two.