Date: October 30, 2023
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Location: Ford Field
Television: ABC & ESPN
Raiders vs Lions Monday Night Football
The Las Vegas Raiders (3-4) will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions (5-2) in Week 8 of the 2023 NFL season. Meanwhile, the Raiders are also coming off a 30-12 loss to the Chicago Bears. On the other hand, the Lions are coming off a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Raiders Struggle This Season
Meanwhile, the Raiders have struggled to score points this season, averaging just 16.0 points per game. However, they are 3-2 when Jimmy Garoppolo gets the start. Garoppolo is also questionable for this game with a lingering back injury.
Lions Struggle to Score
So far this season, the Lions have also struggled to score points in recent weeks. Overall, they have averaged just 14.0 points per game in the two games that David Montgomery has missed this season. Montgomery is also unlikely to suit up for this game with a rib injury.
Despite their recent struggles, both the Raiders and also the Lions are still in the playoff race. Furthermore, the Raiders are in second place in the AFC West, while the Lions are in first place in the NFC North.
Raiders vs Lions Key Stats
Las Vegas Raiders
- Points per game: 16.0 (30th in the NFL)
- Passing offense: 18th in the NFL
- Rushing offense: 32nd in the NFL
- Points allowed per game: 23.0 (22nd in the NFL)
- Passing defense: 5th in the NFL
- Rushing defense: 24th in the NFL
- Points per game: 24.9 (8th in the NFL)
- Passing offense: 5th in the NFL
- Rushing offense: 11th in the NFL
- Points allowed per game: 21.6 (19th in the NFL)
- Passing defense: 24th in the NFL
- Rushing defense: 2nd in the NFL
Raiders vs Lions Injuries
Las Vegas Raiders
As for the Las Vegas Raiders, they have a few major injuries this week. The Raider’s quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo’s back is in questionable condition. Nate Hobbs and Jakorian Bennett are both questionable as well this week.
The running back for the Detroit Lions, David Montgomery will be out for his rib injury. Additionally, Jonah Jackson has a questionable ankle injury. Finally, Jerry Jacobs has a hamstring injury so it is unsure if we will see him this Monday.
Raiders vs Lions Betting Prediction
In the end, the Las Vegas Raiders have struggled to score points this season, but they have been better when Jimmy Garoppolo has been the starting quarterback. Overall, the Detroit Lions have also struggled to score points in recent weeks, especially without David Montgomery in the lineup.
All in all, despite their recent struggles, both the Raiders and Lions are still solid teams. Therefore, this game could be a close one, with both teams fighting for a win. In conclusion, we predict that the Las Vegas Raiders lose by no more than eight points to the Lions.
All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!
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