- The Detroit Lions are 7.5-point home favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders in the Week 8 MNF game on Monday, Oct 30
- Raiders QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo returns after missing last week’s game due to a back injury
- See the Raiders vs Lions odds, picks, and predictions for Monday Night Football
Both the Detroit Lions (5-2, 5-2 ATS) and Las Vegas Raiders (3-4, 3-4 ATS) are looking to get back on track following embarrassing Week 7 losses as they clash in the Week 8 MNF game.
Detroit was routed 38-6 at Baltimore, while the Raiders lost 30-12 to Chicago against Bears QB Tyson Bagent, who was making his first NFL start.
Leading the bounce back efforts for the Raiders will be QB1 Jimmy Garoppolo. He was missing in action during the loss to the Bears due to a back injury.
Oddsmakers are setting Detroit as 7.5-point home favorites in the Week 8 NFL odds. The Lions are 7-1 against the spread in their past eight home games. Las Vegas is 1-5 ATS through the past six road games.
Raiders vs Lions Odds
|Las Vegas Raiders
|Over 45.5 (-115)
|Under 45.5 (-105)
In the Las Vegas vs Detroit odds, the Lions are -355 moneyline favorites, giving them a 78.02% implied win probability. The total is set at 45.5 points. The under has hit in four of the last five Raiders games.
Odds as of October 29 at FanDuel Sportsbook.
Kickoff for this game at Ford Field on Monday, October 30, is set for 8:15pm ET. The broadcast is being carried by ABC and ESPN, as well as by DAZN in Canada. ESPN has announced an agreement with PENN Entertainment to launch a new sportsbook branded as ESPN BET. Expected to launch in November 2023, bettors can check out the latest new on the upcoming ESPN Bet promo code.
Las Vegas vs Detroit Betting Trends
Detroit is 4-1 straight up and 3-2 ATS in the last five games against the Raiders. In the NFL public betting splits, for this game, the people are thinking this pattern will continue. The Lions are garnering 79% of spread handle and 94% of moneyline bets.
The over has hit in three of the past four and five of last the seven Las Vegas vs Detroit games. Detroit is 4-2 SU and 4-2 ATS in six home games facing the Raiders.
Detroit is the +1600 eighth betting choice in the Super Bowl odds. Las Vegas is given a betting line of +26000 in this market.
Raiders Hold Cathartic Team Meeting
Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels held a get it off your chest team meeting this week, which he and the players are describing as cathartic. Las Vegas had won two in a row prior to last week’s drubbing by Chicago.
As much as the Raiders are excited to have Garoppolo back, the numbers suggest it won’t make much difference. He shares the NFL lead in interceptions thrown with eight, against just seven touchdown passes. Garoppolo is 21st in passer rating (82.6) and 20th in QBR (46.7). his passing yard total is set at 253.5 in Monday’s Raiders vs Lions props.
wHaT's WrOnG wItH jOsH jAcObS
(p.s. it's the blocking) pic.twitter.com/mRSB1IY66w
— Christopher Harris (@HarrisFootball) October 23, 2023
Overall, the Las Vegas offense is proving to be a disaster area. The Raiders are 30th in scoring offense, compiling 16.0 points per game. They’ve managed to get to 20 points once over the past eight games, needing the defense to record a safety in order to get to 21 points two weeks ago against the Patriots.
Las Vegas suits up reigning NFL rushing champion Josh Jacobs. Yet Las Vegas is dead last in the NFL in rushing offense, gaining a paltry 68.6 yards per game on the ground.
Battle of Defensive Sensations
Certainly the bright spot for the Raiders this season is DE Maxx Crosby. With 6.5 sacks, he’s already more than halfway to equaling the career-high of 12.5 sacks he recorded last season. He’s packaged at least 0.5 sacks in each of the past five games.
Aidan Hutchinson has 4 picks in 1.5 seasons…he's a defensive lineman…. pic.twitter.com/gXnTQS35c6
— Matt Holder (@MHolder95) October 26, 2023
When the Raiders have the ball, they’ll need to deal with Detroit DE Aidan Hutchinson. He’s leading the Lions with 4.5 sacks and is #2 in the NFL with 33 QB hurries. The second player chosen in the 2022 NFL Draft also has four tackles for losses and an interception.
Raiders vs Lions Prediction
While the Lions aren’t nearly as bad as they looked in their loss to the Ravens, it’s quite possible the Raiders are every bit as bad as they looked while losing to the Bears. And that’s with or without Garoppolo under center.
Detroit is 4-1 SU as a moneyline favorite this season. The Lions are also 4-1 ATS in the past five games against AFC opponents. Look for Detroit to get right in a big way in this game.
Raiders vs Lions Picks: Detroit Lions -7.5 (-110)