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Eagles Look to Put Raiders out of their Misery on Christmas Day

At 6-8 SU, the Oakland Raiders are still barely alive in the AFC playoff hunt, but a loss in Philadelphia on Christmas Day would seal their fate as a loser, which is something anyone with two functioning eyes could have told you weeks ago. Raiders’ awfulness aside, the real story of this game is if Nick Foles can fill the stat sheet again and lead the Eagles to a No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Shark Bites
  • The Eagles are 4-1 SU and ATS in their last five games at night.
  • The Raiders are 5-20 SU in their last 25 games on the East Coast.
  • The total has gone OVER in nine of the last 11 Christmas Day games.

Foles picked up where Carson Wentz left off as he led the Eagles to a road win vs the Giants last week by throwing four touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Ball security is a major concern when the keys are handed to any backup to run the offense, but Foles will have a great opportunity to post another goose egg in the pick department vs a Raiders team that’s tied for the fewest interceptions in the NFL at four.

A potential concern for Eagles backers should be on the other side of the ball as the Eagles have allowed nearly 30 points per game over their last three games, after allowing just over 17 points per game in their previous 11. Perhaps it was the result of three consecutive road games with two of them taking place on the West Coast. Either way, the Philly D will look to get back to their stingy ways at home where they’re allowing just 15.2 points per game.

With Philly as a favorite in the 9-point range, bettors will be interested to know that five of their six home wins this season have come by double digits. The Raiders are an ugly 1-4-1 ATS on the road with three of the losses coming by 11 points or more. Oakland is averaging just 15.7 points per game on the road, while the Eagles average a league-best 35 points per game at home.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Philadelphia Eagles sat as 7.5-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total has been pegged by the oddsmakers at GTbets.eu at 48.5.

OddsShark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 33-12 win for the Eagles on Monday. That score may change during the week if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Oakland Raiders vs Philadelphia Eagles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Philadelphia battles the Oakland Raiders, currently with a 6-8 mark (4-8-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 8-6 for the Eagles and 5-9 for the Raiders. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Philadelphia vs Oakland injuries news.

The Eagles sit at No. 2 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Raiders are at No. 24 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Philadelphia's No. 1-ranked offense, averaging 31.29 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 19 this week at 23.14 PPG. The Eagles aerial game is averaging 246.43 yards per game, more than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 238.5 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Raiders own the league's No. 26-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128.5 yards per game when on the road. Philadelphia, on the other hand, rates No. 2 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Raiders' last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Derek Carr, but they were handed a 20-17 loss by Dallas at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.

In their last game, the Eagles got 4 passing scores out of Nick Foles en route to a 34-29 win over the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Philadelphia is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Philadelphia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Los Angeles, Sunday, December 31
Philadelphia home to Dallas, Sunday, December 31