Okay, BetUS online betting nation, with the 2020 NFL season steamrolling into its annual stretch run portion of the season, it’s time to find out whether Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders can give their playoff hopes a boost in Week 12.
On the flip side of the coin, Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons will look to hold down the fort at home in their Week 12 interconference clash against Vegas.
|Game: Las Vegas Raiders (6-4) vs Atlanta Falcons (3-7)
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
NFL Betting Lines
|Team||Point Spread||Moneyline||Over/Under||Team Total|
Check out the latest NFL COVID-19 news right here!
Moneyline: Raiders (6-4) | Titans (3-7)
Even in defeat, Las Vegas is looking pretty good right about now. The Raiders had won three straight and four of five before falling to Kansas City at home on Sunday 35-31. Derek Carr is quietly having an MVP-caliber campaign by completing 69.7 percent of his passes with 19 TD tosses and just three interceptions.
After losing five straight to start the season, Atlanta has also looked a lot better under interim head coach Raheem Morris. Prior to their 24-9 Week 11 road loss against New Orleans, the Falcons had won two straight and three of its previous four games. Still, with Las Vegas in decent shape to get one of the seven available playoff berths in the AFC, this is a game that the Raiders should win.
Pick: Las Vegas to Win
Check out the NFL Week 12 Power Rankings right here!
Point Spread: Raiders -3 (7-3) | Falcons +3 (4-6)
Las Vegas covered the spread as a 7.5-point home dog against the Chiefs last weekend to improve to a perfect 4-0 ATS over its last four games and 5-1 ATS over the last six. Not only that, but the Raiders have gone 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games and a blistering 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games following a straight up loss.
While Atlanta has gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog, the Falcons are also 1-4 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record and an identical 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. This Week 12 matchup just looks like a game the Raiders should win and cover the chalk in!
Pick: Las Vegas to Cover
Here is a look at the NFC playoff picture heading into Week 12!
Over/Under 53 points: Raiders (7-2-1) | Falcons (5-5)
The Raiders have scored 31 points or more in three straight games coming into this contest, but Atlanta has been limited to 25 points or less in three of the last four games. Still, with both teams in this matchup allowing a nearly identical 27½ points per game, the Overlooks like the way to go.
Besides, the Over is 4-1 in the Raider’s last 5 road games and 7-2-1 in their last 10 games overall. I know the Under is 8-2 in Atlanta’s last 10 home games against a team with a winning road record and 5-2 in the Falcon’s last 7 games overall, but I’m not expecting to see a whole lot of defense being played in this matchup.
Check out the hottest and coldest Over/Under teams in the NFL right here!
Final Score: Raiders 31 Falcons 27
Raiders vs Falcons Props Predictions
Total TDs in the Game Over/Under 6½
Over 6½ TDs -110
Under 6½ TDs -120
The Raiders and Falcons are averaging a combined 53.8 points per game. Atlanta has scored 34 points or more in two of their last five and have looked a lot better under Raheem Morris than they did under former head coach Dan Quinn. This Week 12 pairing looks like we should see at least seven touchdowns scored, if not more.
A Team to Score Three Unanswered Times
Vegas has been lighting up the scoreboard nicely in recent weeks, but the Raiders don’t have the most dominant defense around. I’m expecting a back-and-forth affair in this Week 12 meeting and you should too.