I have just put the data into my NFL pointspread and totals spreadsheet for tonight's NFL Thursday Night Football game between the Raiders and the Rams.
The projection is extremely close to both lines because it has Las Vegas winning by a touchdown. The line, as of the time of writing, has the Raiders as -6.5 faves.
As for the total - it predicts forty-four as the key number. The totals line is currently 43.5.
Las Vegas -6.5
With those recommended plays established, I took a look over meetings between the two teams since the 2001 season to see if I could make a case for either of them.
Five games have taken place. Here's what I've found:
- The Raiders have been favoured in three out of the five games. They failed to qualify in all of them. That is 0-3 as a favourite in these meetings
- Furthermore, they are 0-5 against the spread in all five of those fixtures
- The Over has nearly a patchier record going 1-4. The only time it went Over was when the Rams were playing in St. Louis in 2014