Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions – Picks and Predictions

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Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions – Picks and Predictions

Author: Andy Hammel | Publish Date: October 27, 2023 | Last Updated: October 27, 2023
  • Game Time: Monday, October 30, 8:15 PM ET
  • Location: Ford Field, Detroit, MI

The Las Vegas Raiders (3-4) will look to course-correct in their second straight matchup against an NFC North opponent when they take on the Detroit Lions (5-2) on Monday Night Football. Odds for the game will be available at all online sportsbooks, including money lines, spreads, totals, and several different props.

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Head-to-Head: Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions

The Raiders and Lions haven’t shared a field many times in recent memory. Their last meeting went to the Raiders by a score of 31-24, with the Raiders covering the spread and the teams eclipsing the total. In their three preceding games dating back to 2007, the Lions went 3-0 and 2-0-1 against the spread, and the over went 2-1.

In more recent history, no teams had a worse time navigating Week 7 than the Raiders or Lions. For the Raiders, that entailed getting blown out by a Chicago Bears offense featuring undrafted rookie quarterback Tyson Bagent and journeyman runner D’Onta Foreman, while failing to generate any offense with their own backup quarterback Brian Hoyer in play. Altogether, the 12-30 loss brought their already underwhelming 2023 season to a new low.

The Lions, who’ve been enjoying a successful season thus far, suffered a rapid-onset humbling at the hands of Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens. The Lions conceded touchdowns on each of the Ravens’ first four drives and failed to get on the board themselves, leaving them at a 0-28 deficit at halftime. Jahmyr Gibbs spared the team from a shutout with a fourth quarter touchdown, but the resulting 6-38 loss is still a far cry from every other effort the Lions have been part of this season.

How to Bet on Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions

Odds for the Raiders-Lions game will be available on all betting apps. Make sure to check your available options to find the best odds for the bets you want to make, as well as to find any unique prop bets, odds boosts, or other sports betting promotions.

Beyond that, make sure to keep up with the injury report and know where any players relevant to your bets stand before kickoff. Major injury news can impact the odds, but the availability of other players can absolutely swing the result of the game or relevant bets.

Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions Odds

  • Money Line: LV +310, DET -390
  • Spread: DET -8.5
  • Total: o/u 45.5

Betting Tips for Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions

  • The Lions are 4-0 in their last four games as favorites.
  • The Raiders are 1-5 in their last six games as underdogs.
  • Only one Raiders or Lions game this season (Raiders at Chargers, October 1) has resulted in the winner not covering the spread.
  • The Under is 4-1 in the Raiders’ last five games.

Las Vegas Raiders vs Detroit Lions Predictions

The spread is ambitious, but the Lions will be looking to stomp their next opponent after the loss they suffered at the hands of the Ravens. Their talent level and coaching are better than they looked last Sunday, and they’re certainly better than the Raiders looked last Sunday. It’s possible that Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to play for Vegas by kickoff this weekend, but the Raiders are expected to pivot from Brian Hoyer to rookie Aidan O’Connell if that isn’t the case.

It’s prudent to wait until the quarterback picture is clear before deciding whether to bet on the Raiders, but the Lions will be favored at home regardless. Any outcome that doesn’t involve a Detroit win here would come as a shock.

Andy Hammel

Andy is our resident NFL expert, but his knowledge extends to all corners of the sports betting industry. Andy is always tracking betting trends and keeping you up to date on all the relevant news in your home state.