Packers at Raiders - 12/20/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Green Bay Packers (9-4) at Oakland Raiders (6-7)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
The Line: Oakland Raiders +3 -- Over/Under: 48.5 See the Latest Odds
The Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders square off Sunday at the O.co Coliseum.
The Green Bay Packers look to build their current lead in the NFC North. Aaron Rodger is completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 3,175 yards, 28 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rodgers has five passing touchdowns in his last three games. Randall Cobb and James Jones have combined for 1,397 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Richard Rodgers has 49 receptions. The Green Bay Packers ground game is averaging 120.8 yards per contest, and Eddie Lacy leads the way with 641 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Green Bay is allowing 18.8 points and 350.2 yards per game. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix leads the Packers with 90 tackles, Julius Peppers has seven sacks and Damarious Randall has 13 pass deflections. Josh Sitton, Corey Linsley and Nick Perry are questionable.
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The Oakland Raiders look to remain in the playoff hunt with a solid home victory. Derek Carr is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 3,313 yards, 28 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Carr has seven passing touchdowns in his last three games. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have combined for 1,699 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Seth Roberts has 27 receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 91 yards per contest, and Latavius Murray leads the way with 878 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 25.1 points and 372.5 yards per game. Malcolm Smith leads the Raiders with 96 tackles, Khalil Mack has 14 sacks and David Amerson has 20 pass deflections. Amari Cooper, Nate Allen and Keith McGill are questionable.
The Packers are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in December. The Raiders are 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on grass. The over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings.
The Raiders look like a team that's gaining confidence at the right time and is coming off a monster win over the Broncos. The Packers continue to struggle offensively and could lose another game or two. With a trip out west, I give Oakland a shot to win this game outright and I'll take the free field goal just to be safe.