Nover’s View: Eagles-Raiders Free Sunday Play

On October 24, 2021, in Free Picks, NFL, by Stephen

Eagles plus 3 at Raiders 

The Eagles and Jalen Hurts have played their best on the road. Philly is 2-1 away from home and Hurts has thrown five of his eight TD passes and completed 66.7 percent of his throws in away contests compared to 57.7 percent at home. 

The Raiders won an emotional division game last week beating Denver. That was their first game without Jon Gruden. Now Las Vegas is favored against the Eagles, who are on extra rest and prep time having played last Thursday.  

I don’t trust the Raiders in their second game without Gruden, who was an astute offensive game-planner. The Broncos have lost and failed to cover four in a row. Their wins were against the Giants, Jaguars and Jets. So beating Denver is not that big of an accomplishment. 

Las Vegas already has lost to the Bears at home and needed overtime to slip past the Dolphins at home. 

Hurts and Miles Sanders, who is way overdue for a big game, can hurt the Raiders on the ground. Hurts has five rushing TD’s, most of any quarterback. He also has the second most quarterback rushing yards behind Lamar Jackson. 

The Raiders rank 25th in run defense and 30th in rushing yards. The return of All-Pro offensive lineman Lane Johnson is a huge plus for the Eagles. It’s a huge negative for the Raiders if Darren Waller can’t play. 

Las Vegas relies on big plays. The Eagles, though, rank second-best in the league in allowing the fewest plays of 20 or more yards. 

While I was writing this up, the marketplace came hard on the Eagles so I would buy the half-point to get to plus 3 if you can’t find a 3.

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Best of luck and no bad beats!


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