The 4-2 Jon Gruden-less Raiders are at home in Sin City for Week 7 as they welcome an up and down 2-4 Philadelphia Eagles side. Can interim HC Rich Bisaccia win back to back games to start his NFL Head Coaching career, or will the Eagles be able to move a step closer to .500?
The Raiders got a big divisional win in Week 6 as they beat the Denver Broncos in a needed win for the organization. Derek Carr was again brilliant against the blitz, carving up Denver’s secondary to the tune of 341 yards and 2 TDs. Henry Ruggs was a big beneficiary of all those passing yards as the former Alabama speedster caught 3 of 4 targets for 97 yards and a score.
Philadelphia kept it close against the Buccaneers on TNF in Week 6 without ever really looking like they would make a serious go at winning the game. Jalen Hurts was damn right awful against Tampa, and more performances like that will have notoriously fickle Eagles fans clamouring for Joe Flacco or Gardner Minshew to get their shot. The underutilization of DeVonta Smith is borderline criminal. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner should be seeing double-digit targets every week but is instead coming off of a game against a poor Tampa secondary with only four targets to his name.
Alex Singleton continues to come up trumps for us in the Tackles & Assists market, with nine or more in each of his last five games. The bookies have again set his line below nine, and we’ll have to play it at U/O 8.5.
Spread: Eagles +2.0
Total Match Points line: U/O 48.5
Game Prediction: Eagles 27-26 Raiders
Best Bet: Alex Singleton over 8.5 Tackles & Assists @ 21/20 with Bet365 Bet Builder.