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Raiders vs Lions Betting Matchup Report

Detroit LionsOakland Raiders
Dec 18, 4:05 PM | Grass of O.co Coliseum

Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders Odds


The Detroit Lions have been scoring in bunches on the road and the opening total of 47.5 could be in jeopardy as they visit the Oakland Raiders in Week 15 NFL betting.

The OVER is 9-2-1 in the past 12 Lion road games and it has been a trend in Raider December games as well (12-2-2 past 16 games).

Detroit is also 5-1 SU in their past 6 games against AFC West teams, but catch the Raiders coming off a humiliating loss in Green Bay, so expect a tougher team this week.

View Detroit vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 19 (Raiders) and the No. 11 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 30-20 result in favor of the Lions is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 16-ranked offense (22.3 PPG) against a Lions defense that ranks No. 23 at 23.5 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 227.8 yards per game, more than the Lions give up through the air (209.1 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Lions feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 117.5 yards per game. Oakland, meanwhile, ranks No. 6 in rushing offense at home.

Detroit was a 34-28 winner in its last match at home against the Vikings. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 62 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Lions's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Matthew Stafford as they handed Minnesota a 34-28 loss at Ford Field.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 46-16 loser as they battled the Packers on the road. The Raiders failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog, while 62 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Detroit Lions Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 7-3

Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in December are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the division are 5-5

A few Lions at Raiders trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Detroit's last 7 games on the road
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Detroit's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Oakland's last 10 games at home
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Detroit
Oakland is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit home to San Diego, Saturday, December 24
Oakland at Kansas City, Saturday, December 24