The Oakland Raiders have the best record in the AFC and want to keep their winning ways going when they host the Carolina Panthers this Sunday. The NFL Week 12 betting line favors the Raiders by a FG after opening at -4.5. Kick-off is this Sunday, November 27 at 4:25 PM ET on CBS from the Oakland Coliseum, in Oakland, California.
Carolina Panthers Vs Oakland Raiders Betting Line, Pick & How To Watch
What: Carolina Panthers (4-6) at Oakland Raiders (8-2)
When: Sunday, November 27, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Spread: Raiders -3
Moneyline: Carolina +150 vs Oakland -170
Game Total: 49.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Carolina vs Oakland
Why Bet The Carolina Panthers To Beat The Raiders
The Carolina Panthers post-season hopes are fading with their 4-6 SU and 2-6-2 ATS records this season. They average 24.4 points per game (12th) and allow 24.6 points per game (22nd).
The Panthers average 244.8 passing yards per game (20th). QB Cam Newton (2186 yards, 11 TDs & 7 INTs) completed only 14 of 33 passes for 192 yards and one touchdown last week in the 23-20 win over the New Orleans Saints. TE Greg Olsen (54 rec, 745 yards, 3 TD) has caught just one touchdown pass over the last six games. WR Kelvin Benjamin (46 rec, 683 yards, 4 TDs) was their missing ingredient, but he hasn’t scored over the last six games. Carolina averages 107.5 rushing yards per game (15th). RB Jonathan Stewart (110 car, 365 yards, 5 TDs) averages 3.3 yards per carry. He scored a touchdown against the Saints but only recorded 31 yards on 18 carries.
Carolina has the 14thpranked total defense in the NFL. They give up 272.0 passing yards per game (26th) and 81.8 rushing yards per game (2nd). Luke Kuechly has 102 tackles, and Mario Addison has 6.5 sacks. Kuechly is dealing with a concussion and will miss the game.
"Usually in this league, if you’re in the concussion protocol you don’t get to play," outside linebacker Thomas Davis said on Wednesday.
Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Panthers
The Oakland Raiders have won four straight, including a 27-20 victory on Monday Night Football over the Houston Texans. They are 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS this season. They average 27.2 points per game (5th) and allow 24.3 points per game (20th).
The Raiders average 275.5 passing yards per game (4th). QB Derek Carr (2800 yards, 20 TDs & 4 INT) is playing at an MVP level. Carr completed 26 of 39 243 yards with one touchdown and one interception against Houston. WR Amari Cooper (62 rec, 900 yards, 3 TDs) leads all Raiders receivers in receptions and yards. WR Michael Crabtree (52 rec, 601 yards, 6 TD) is a TD beast. Crabtree leads the team with touchdown receptions. Oakland averages 118.0 rushing yards per game (9th). RB Latavius Murray (101 car, 426 yards, 8 TDs) averages just 53.3 rushing yards per game.
Oakland has the 25th-ranked total defense in the NFL. The Raiders allow 278.0 passing yards per game (28th) and 115.7 rushing yards per game (24th). Malcolm Smith has 59 tackles and Khalil Mack 8.0 sacks.
Betting Trends for this matchup:
- Carolina is 1-5-2 ATS in its last 8 games
- Carolina is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games
- Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oakland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- Oakland is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The public bets are split on this game. The Raiders have been a public darling this season with their 7-3 ATS record. Their win vs the Texans last week came with a lot of help from the refs, so the sharp money jumped on the Panthers +4.5 when the inflated line opened.
My final score prediction is Carolina 24, Oakland 21.