Raiders vs Packers Prediction NFL MNF Picks 10/9
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- Oct 9, 2023, 1:21:29 AM
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Packers vs. Raiders - Game Analysis
Monday Night Football brings an exciting matchup between the Green Bay Packers (2-2, 3-1 ATS) and the Las Vegas Raiders (1-3, 1-3 ATS). The Packers are coming off a tough loss to Detroit, while the Raiders faced adversity without Jimmy Garoppolo in their previous game against the Chargers. This showdown takes place at Allegiant Stadium, where the Raiders are favored by 1.5 points. Kickoff is set for 8:15 PM EST, and the game will be televised on ABC.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers struggled in their recent loss to Detroit, getting outgained significantly. The rushing game was ineffective, with Aaron Jones gaining only 18 yards and AJ Dillon adding just 11. Detroit controlled the game with 211 rushing yards and more first downs than the Packers. Quarterback Jordan Love has shown promise but needs to improve his completion percentage, currently at 56.1%. Despite this, Love has thrown eight touchdowns against three interceptions.
Green Bay's rushing offense ranks 30th in the league, averaging only 74.5 yards per game. The defense has been relatively solid, with linebacker Quay Walker leading in tackles and linebacker Rashan Gary tallying 3.5 sacks. The defense has managed four takeaways in four games.
Out: CB Eric Stokes
Questionable: RB Aaron Jones, WR Christian Watson, TE Luke Musgrave, G John Runyan, G Elgton Jenkins, LB De'Vondre Campbell, CB Jaire Alexander
Las Vegas Raiders
The Raiders had a strong start to the season with a win over the Broncos, but subsequent losses to the Bills, Steelers, and Chargers have tempered their momentum. Last week, they struggled to protect backup quarterback Aidan O'Connell, giving up six sacks to Khalil Mack. Several key players, including Jimmy Garoppolo, Davante Adams, and Maxx Crosby, are listed as questionable for this game.
Jimmy Garoppolo, despite missing last week's game, is tied for the league lead in interceptions with six. He averages 236.3 yards per game with five touchdowns. Running back Josh Jacobs has had difficulties breaking loose, with his longest rush this season being only ten yards, averaging 2.7 yards per rush. Davante Adams leads the receiving corps with impressive stats, averaging 99.2 yards per game with 33 receptions and three touchdowns.
Defensively, the Raiders rank 25th in scoring, allowing 25.3 points per game. Linebacker Robert Spillane leads in tackles with 33, and Maxx Crosby has contributed four sacks. However, the Raiders have struggled with turnovers, boasting the worst turnover differential in the league with nine more turnovers than takeaways.
Questionable: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, WR Davante Adams, DE Maxx Crosby, DE Malcolm Koonce, CB Nate Hobbs, CB David Long Jr.
In this matchup, the Las Vegas Raiders, despite their recent struggles, appear to be the better team in various aspects. They have a potential advantage with Jimmy Garoppolo returning to the lineup. With their offensive weapons and a defense that has shown promise, our prediction is that the Raiders will not only win this game but also cover the -1.5 points spread. Expect them to capitalize on their strengths and secure a crucial victory on Monday Night Football.