The Oakland Raiders have been a pleasant surprise so far in 2015. This week they will face a disappointing Detroit Lions team. Oakland has lost two games after their 4-3 start, though they are still in the playoff hunt. Detroit is tied for the worst record in the NFC, but they are coming off an upset win over the Green Bay Packers. The NFL week 11 betting spread favors the visiting Raiders by 1.5-points to beat the Lions.
A Closer Look At Oakland Raiders at Detroit Lions NFL Week 11 Odds & My Betting Analysis
What: Oakland Raiders (4-5) at Detroit Lions (2-7)
When: Sunday, November 22, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Where: Detroit, MI
Stadium: Ford Field
Spread: Raiders -1.5
Moneyline: Oakland -128 vs Detroit +108
Game Total: 47.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oakland vs Detroit
If You Are Betting On The Oakland Raiders Odds At -1.5
The Oakland Raiders are 4-5 straight up and 5-4 against the spread so far this season. They average 25.2 points (9th), 271.9 passing yards (6th) and 102.3 rushing yards (20th) per game. Last week they lost their second game in a row to the Vikings.
After scoring at least 30 points in three straight games, the Raiders struggled for most of the day against a Vikings defense that hasn’t allowed more than 23 in a game all season.
"We lost a game. We’re not about to go crazy," Raiders left tackle Donald Penn said after the game. "There’s no panic at all, none of that at all. We’re positive and upbeat. We’re a little sad because we know we left a lot out on the field today."
Last week, QB Derek Carr (2396 yards, 21 TDs & 6 INTs) completed 29 of his 43 passes for 302 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. It the first time he threw multiple INTs in a single game.
Rookie WR Amari Cooper (50 rec, 732 yards, 4 TDs) and Michael Crabtree (51 rec, 646 yards, 5 TDs) have combined to turn into a dangerous pass-catching duo that the team has lacked. Sadly, Cooper has scored only one touchdown over the last three games.
RB Latavius Murray (144 att, 678 yards, 3 TDs) is sixth in the NFL in rushing yards, entering week 11. He averages 4.7 yards per carry.
Oakland’s defense allows 26.8 points (27th), 293.0 passing yards (31st) and 115.3 rushing yards (23rd) per game. Malcolm Smith has 68 tackles, Khalil Mack has five sacks, and Charles Woodson has five interceptions.
If You Are Betting On The Detroit Lions Odds At +1.5
The Detroit Lions are 2-7 straight up and against the spread so far. They average 18.3 points (31st), 265.2 passing yards (8th) and 66.9 rushing yards (32nd) per game. Last week they stunned the world by beating the Packers at Lambeau by a 18-16 score; heir first win at Green Bay since 1991.
"I bet nobody gave us a chance, but that’s the way we like it," Matthew Stafford said after beating the Packers.
QB Matthew Stafford (2325 yards, 15 TDs & 12 INTs) completed 24 of 38 passes for 242 yards, 2 TDs & 1 INT against Green Bay. This season he has a passer rating of 84.5.
WR Calvin Megatron Johnson (54 rec, 740 yards, 3 TDs) and Golden Tate (44 rec, 429 yards, 1 TD) are leading the team in pass catching. Megatron is averaging 13.7 yards on 54 catches. That would be the lowest per-catch average in his NFL career. He was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2007 draft when the Raiders took quarterback JaMarcus Russell with the No. 1 overall pick.
“He’s a big, strong, long, fast target, great hands, great concentration, great competitor,” Oakland coach Jack Del Rio said of Johnson. “He’s a really gifted player. Yeah, we see a really good player.”
RB Ameer Abdullah (68 att, 240 yards, 1 TDs) leads the worst rush offense with an average of 3.5 yards per carry.
Detroit’s defense allows 29.0 points (31st), 260.0 passing yards (23rd), and 124.1 rushing yards (28th) per game. Stephen Tulloch has 67 tackles, Ezekiel Ansah has seven sacks, and Darius Slay has nine passes deflected.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Oakland Raiders 0-2 As Favorite since last season
- Oakland Raiders 0-2 When Line was 47 to 50 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 0-1 As Road Favorite since last season
- Oakland Raiders 3-1 O-U On Road this season
- Oakland Raiders 8-5 O-U On Road since last season
- Detroit Lions 3-1 O-U At Home this season
- Detroit Lions 6-5-1 O-U At Home since last season
- Oakland Raiders 1-0 O-U When Line is >48 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 3-0 O-U When Line was 47 to 50 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 2-1 O-U vs Teams Averaging <21 PPG this season
The Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS loss, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 11, 2-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 5-23 ATS in their last 28 games as a favorite of 0.5-3.0, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games as a road favorite, and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf.
The Lions are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games in Week 11, 12-25-1 ATS in their last 38 games in November, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
My NFL Week 11 Betting Pick: Raiders -1.5.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Oakland: Nate Allen, Korey Toomer.
- Detroit: Zach Zenner, Alex Carter