Eagles vs. Raiders: NFL Week 7 betting odds, preview, and pick

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October 19th, 2021

The Las Vegas Raiders will host the sliding Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the Raiders' second game since firing head coach Jon Gruden.

Let's examine this interconference matchup, beginning with the latest betting odds.

Sun, October 24 2021, 8:05 PM

LV Raiders






O 48

PHI Eagles






U 48

The time is now for Philly to turn things around

The Eagles are off to a rough start at 2-4 and find themselves already three games back in the NFC East. However, all four losses have come to playoff-caliber teams. Their schedule is about to lighten up.

Philadelphia has consecutive winnable games coming up before they host the Los Angeles Chargers in three weeks. Then the schedule opens up big time with several games in which the Eagles should be favored. If they can get to 4-5, they have a strong chance to still make a playoff run.

It all starts this week in Las Vegas. The Raiders have a bad run defense and the Eagles have yet to utilize Miles Sanders to his full potential. This is their opportunity to get him more involved and allow Jalen Hurts to see a little more room to run himself.

Raiders seemed fine without Gruden

After the Raiders fired Gruden on the Monday leading up to last week’s game, everyone believed they had no chance to win in Denver. Well, they proved the doubters wrong with a dominant win over the Broncos.

Derek Carr had his best quarterback rating in a game this season. Josh Jacobs looked a bit more like his usual self, and Kenyan Drake got more involved. However, was that just a fluke or are these the real Raiders?

Last year, both the Houston Texans and the Atlanta Falcons won their first game with an interim coach before losing the next game. In fact, the last interim head coach to start 2-0 in the NFL was Dan Campbell for the Dolphins in 2015, despite 12 attempts since.

Eagles vs. Raiders Injury Report

Philadelphia EaglesLas Vegas Raiders
TE Tyree Jackson: Out (back)
G Richie Incognito: Out (calf)
S K'Von Wallace: Out (shoulder)
DT Gerald McCoy: Out (suspended)
G Isaac Seumalo: Out (foot)
CB Damon Arnette: Out (groin)
G Brandon Brooks: Out (pectoral)
CB Trayvon Mullen Jr: Out (toe)
DE Brandon Graham: Out (Achilles)
LB Nick Kwiatkowski: Questionable (foot)
S Roderic Teamer: Questionable (shoulder)
DT Johnathan Hankins: Questionable (hip)

Eagles and Raiders betting trends

  • The Eagles are 2-7 ATS in their last nine road games
  • The Under is 6-1 in the Eagles' last seven games following an ATS win
  • The underdog is 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings
  • The Under is 4-1 in the last five meetings
  • The Raiders are 0-4 ATS vs. a team with a losing record
  • The Raiders are 1-5 ATS in their last six games as a home favorite

Records do not tell the full story

If you just look at records, you will see a 2-4 team traveling across the country on the road to take on a 4-2 team. Seems like an easy pick, right? As Lee Corso would say, "Not so fast my friend."

We already mentioned how tough the Eagles' schedule has been and they have been competitive in every game except for one. Meanwhile, the Raiders have only played two playoff contenders and they went 1-1 in those games with a point differential of -8.

If the Eagles play to their strengths against the Raiders and get Sanders the ball, Philly will win this game with relative ease. Otherwise, this game may be a coin toss. I believe head coach Nick Sirianni will get Sanders the ball and the Eagles will win.

Score prediction: Eagles 30, Raiders 24

NFL Week 7 picks: Eagles +3.5, Over 48.5

Eagles vs. Raiders pick powered by The Quant Edge

Our predictive engine is calling for the Raiders to win outright and the Eagles to cover the spread. The total is expected to go Over 48.5 points.