Time for some more Gamble Ramble! We got shut out last week, much like the Las Vegas Raiders offense. Here’s hoping we can bounce back this week with three more gambling picks as the Silver and Black head to Duval to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. All lines come via Draft Kings as of Saturday morning.
Raiders Betting: Las Vegas In Week 9 Against Vs. Jaguars
Smartest Bet: Raiders -2 (-110)
The Raiders have to respond in a big way after last week. They were just completely embarrassed last week. I’m not ready to bury the Raiders yet, but if they come out flat this week, it’ll be time to grab the shovels. Personally, I think the health issues that plagued the team in practice last week, combined with the East Coast road trip, played a major part in that loss. They look a little healthier this week, and they have had another week to acclimate to the time change. The Jaguars also have the disadvantage of not having a bye after playing in London last week. The Raiders are too talented to lose to two bad teams in a row. They should cover the two points.
Safest Bet: Daniel Carlson OVER 1.5 Field Goals Made (-120)
This is free money. Assuming the Raiders’ offense actually shows a pulse, they should easily find themselves kicking at least two field goals. Carlson doesn’t miss. Yes, I know Carlson has only had one field goal in the last two weeks. That is a fluke. Last week, the offense laid an egg. The previous week, they dominated a bad Texans team. Jacksonville is a little better, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Expect Carlson to get back to his usual numbers this week. Hammer the point home here.
Best Risky Bet: Travis Etienne 100+ Rush Yards and 1+ Rush Touchdowns (+330)
I really like this special from Draft Kings. The Raiders have rolled over for good running backs the past two weeks. There is no reason to see that changing. The Raiders can still win this game, but it won’t be because the defense bottled up Travis Etienne. The +330 odds offer great value for what would just be a good performance from the Jaguars’ lead back.
*Top Photo: Associated Press/Ian Walton