TNF: Los Angeles Rams vs Las Vegas Raiders 12/8/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Randy ChambersDecember 08, 2022
TNF: Los Angeles Rams vs Las Vegas Raiders 12/8/22 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds player photo
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The Los Angeles Rams and Las Vegas Raiders clash in week 14 Thursday Night Football NFL action at SoFi Stadium. The Las Vegas Raiders have won 3 straight games. The Los Angeles Rams have lost 6 straight games.

The Las Vegas Raiders have lost 5 of their last 7 road games. Derek Carr is completing 62.3 percent of his passes for 2,980 yards, 20 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Davante Adams and Mack Hollins have combined for 1,742 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, while Josh Jacobs has 42 receptions. The Las Vegas Raiders ground game is averaging 125.4 yards per contest, and Jacobs leads the way with 1,303 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Las Vegas is allowing 24.7 points and 371.9 yards per game. Divine Deablo leads the Las Vegas Raiders with 74 tackles, Maxx Crosby has 10.5 sacks and Duron Harmon has 2 interceptions.

The Los Angeles Rams have lost 4 of their last 5 home games. John Wolford is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 390 yards, 1 touchdown and 3 interceptions. Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee have combined for 1,256 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns, while Allen Robinson has 33 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 87.3 yards per contest, and Cam Akers leads the way with 334 yards and 3 touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23.3 points and 332.9 yards per game. Bobby Wagner leads the Los Angeles Rams with 97 tackles, Aaron Donald has 5 sacks and Nick Scott has 2 interceptions.

The Raiders are 3-11 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and 5-17 ATS in their last 22 games in Week 14. The Rams are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Raiders last 10 road games. The under is 17-8 in Rams last 25 home games. The Raiders are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings.

The Las Vegas Raiders went from having issues finishing games to winning 3 straight and putting themselves back in the thick of the wild card race. The Los Angeles Rams are trying to compete the best they can, but they have a million injuries. Stafford and Kupp are likely out for the year, while Donald is still dealing with an ankle injury. It's tough to win in this league when there's a backup playing nearly every key position. Even on the road in a short week, there's no excuse for the Raiders here, especially if they want to make a late playoff push. I'll take the Raiders by a touchdown.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Las Vegas Raiders -5.5
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