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Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Rams Betting Preview

Thursday will feature a battle of AFC versus NFC West as the Las Vegas Raiders (5-7) take on the Los Angeles Rams (3-9). The Rams will host this one at SoFi Stadium, with kickoff scheduled for 8:15 pm ET.

For the Raiders, they have won three in a row, including a 27-20 home win over the Los Angeles Chargers last week. In the win, Derek Carr threw for 250 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Davante Adams hauled in 177 yards receiving and two touchdowns, while Josh Jacobs rushed for 144 yards and a score.

The Rams, on the other hand, have lost five straight entering play Thursday. Last week, they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs 26-10. Bryce Perkins threw for 100 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss.

The Raiders are the favorites in this one despite playing on the road. They are -255 to win, while the Rams’ moneyline sits at +210. The spread features Los Angeles +6 (-110), and the over/under for total points is 44.5.

Raiders Look To Stay Hot

After a brutal 2-7 start to the season, the Las Vegas Raiders have gotten hot as of late, winning three straight games. They will look to make it four in a row as they play a Los Angeles team for the second time in as many weeks.

Leading the Raiders’ offense under center is quarterback Derek Carr. On the year, he has thrown for 2,980 yards, 20 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Carr’s favorite target is wide receiver Davante Adams. In 12 games, he leads the team with 79 receptions, 1,176 yards, and 12 touchdowns.

On the ground, Josh Jacobs continues to dominate. He has rushed 242 times for 1,303 yards (5.4 yards per carry) and ten rushing touchdowns.

Jacobs also has 42 receptions for 331 yards, the third-most on the team. Defensively, the Raiders rank 26th in the NFL, allowing 24.7 points per game to opponents (25.6 on the road).

Rams Enduring Miserable Season

After winning last year’s Super Bowl, no one could have imagined that the Los Angeles Rams would have suffered such an incredible fall from grace this season. At 3-9, they are dead last in the NFC West, five games behind the San Francisco 49ers.

One reason for their downfall has been a number of injuries suffered by the Rams. Quarterback Matthew Stafford (neck), wide receiver Cooper Kupp (ankle), defensive tackle Aaron Donald (ankle), and wide receiver Allen Robinson (foot) are all injured (Donald is questionable for Thursday’s game).

Without Stafford, the team has turned to Bryce Perkins last week at quarterback. In parts of four games, he has thrown for 161 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.

With Kupp out, tight end Tyler Higbee is the team’s leading receiver. He has 50 receptions for 444 yards; however, he has yet to score a touchdown this season.

As a whole, the Rams’ offense ranks just 29th in the NFL in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game. On the defensive side, they rank 22nd, allowing 23.3 points per game to opponents.

Take Raiders To Win And Cover

This just seems like two teams going in completely different directions. The Rams can’t get out of their own way, while the Raiders finally seem to have found a groove.

Looking at the trends, the Raiders are 6-3 against the spread in their last nine games. The UNDER has hit in four of their last six contests.

For L.A., they are 3-10-1 against the spread in their last 14 games, and they are 0-6 straight up in their last six contests. At home, the Rams are just 2-5 this season.

Looking at the players the Rams are able to put on the field right now; it is just hard to imagine them being able to keep up with the likes of Davante Adams, Josh Jacobs, Derek Carr, and the Raiders’ offense.

Take Las Vegas to both win and to cover the six-point spread (-110).

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