The 7-5 Las Vegas Raiders head into a marquee matchup with the 8-4 Indianapolis Colts in a virtual must-win. The odds are currently -2.5 for ‘Indy’, and the over/under is 51.5. Below are the bets that seem the safest.
These best are worth more than a look
The Over- This one seems like a safe bet. The Colts have a good defense, but the Raiders can score on anyone and their defense is going to give up points. Being in a dome, the weather won’t be a factor, and this game should be within the 34-30 range. If you’re feeling a little weary of the big number, you can tease it down to 45 in most books.
The Raiders- The Raiders are getting healthier, and if you buy a half point to make it +3. This should be a good buy. The Raiders, aren’t going to blow anyone out, but they tend to play to their competition. Even with the recent struggles, they should put a better product on the field this weekend. With their playoff hopes on the line, being home dogs, the value is good.
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Raiders players props
Josh Jacobs +600 to score twice- If Jacobs plays, he should be the focal point of the offense. The odds here are just good for a little prop bet. If you put 50 bucks down, you can win 300 dollars. Jacobs will get the goal line chances. This one should hit.
Jonathan Taylor Over 52.5 rushing- The Raiders’ run defense has been bad, especially with the lack of defensive tackle depth. 52.5 seems very attainable for Taylor even with the snaps Hines gets, and it is just one big run away from happening.
Henry Ruggs Over 37.5 receiving– It seems like quarterback Derek Carr looked at Henry Ruggs III way more often last week. The rookie wide receiver can be risky, but the way I look at it is, 37.5 yards is one long catch, and he should at least get that chance.
Henry Ruggs Over 19.5 longest reception– This is a prop that just parlays off the above bet, if he hits his yard total, it’s most likely gonna surpass in this bet as well.
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