NFL Picks: Week 8 Detroit Lions vs Las Vegas Raiders


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This NFL Monday Night Football matchup, on October 30th, the Detroit Lions take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.



SPREAD:  Las Vegas Raiders +8.5 (-110), Detroit Lions-8.5-110

MONEYLINE:  Las Vegas Raiders +300, Detroit Lions-400

TOTAL:  Las Vegas Raiders O 45.5-110, Detroit Lions U 45.5-110


Lions’ Recent Struggles

NFL Teams Detroit LionsThe Detroit Lions come into this game on the heels of a disheartening 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It was a tough outing for quarterback Jared Goff, who faced a formidable Ravens defense. Goff managed to tally 284 passing yards, but he was unable to find the end zone, ultimately throwing one interception. The shining light for the Lions was running back Jahmyr Gibbs, who showcased his versatility with 68 rushing yards and one touchdown on just 11 carries, while also contributing nine receptions for 58 yards. Amon-Ra St. Brown emerged as Goff’s favorite target, amassing an impressive 102 receiving yards on 13 catches.

At Lions´ key players, Goff has accumulated 1,902 passing yards, tossing 11 touchdowns against 4 interceptions. He’s been averaging an impressive 271.7 passing yards per game and boasts a solid 68% completion rate. Gibbs has been a dual-threat dynamo, notching 247 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown. He’s also contributed significantly in the passing game with 128 receiving yards.  Amon-Ra St. Brown has been a reliable target for Goff, amassing 557 receiving yards and three touchdowns. He’s averaging an impressive 92.8 receiving yards per game. According to the NFL Odds, the Lions need to recover from last week’s loss and look close to the victory.


Raiders’ Quest for Redemption

Las Vegas RaidersThe Las Vegas Raiders also suffered a setback in their previous game, losing 30-12 to the Chicago Bears. Backup quarterback Brian Hoyer had his work cut out for him, recording just 129 passing yards while going 17-for-32 with no touchdowns and two interceptions. The team’s star running back, Josh Jacobs, encountered a challenging Bears defense, managing only 35 yards on 11 carries. The reliable Davante Adams led the Raiders in receiving, collecting seven catches for 57 yards.

For the Las Vegas Raiders, Davante Adams has been a standout receiver, racking up 528 receiving yards and three touchdowns, with an average of 75.4 yards per game. Josh Jacobs has accounted for 347 rushing yards, scoring two touchdowns, and has been a contributor in the passing game with 215 receiving yards. The NFL Lines, have the Raiders against a strong Lions team.


Betting Insights

When it comes to betting, the Lions have been a strong performer against the spread, covering it in 71.4% of their games. On the other hand, the Raiders have shown more unpredictability, covering the spread in 42.9% of their matchups.

In terms of over/under bets, the Lions’ games tend to see more points scored, with 57.1% of their games going over the total. In contrast, the Raiders’ games have predominantly stayed under the total, with just 28.6% going over.