When you look at the current standings in the NFL, it’s easy to be surprised at some of the things that you see. We probably shouldn’t be that stunned, though, as the league is following a similar pattern to what we see every season. Some of the preseason favorites are as good as advertised, while there are a few who are seriously underwhelming. Then there are, as there always is every year, a couple of teams who are emerging as dark horse picks. It may be a familiar pattern, but as a bettor, being able to know who is going to do what right from the off is incredibly difficult.
After watching Hard Knocks this preseason and seeing the drama surrounding the Las Vegas Raiders, no-one gave them a shot, but here they are heading into Week 12 with a serious shot at the playoffs. They have what would appear to be a winnable game this weekend as they head to East Rutherford to take on the New York Jets. The Raiders are in as a 3-point road favorite, with the point total for this one set at 46 ½.
Raiders vs Jets 2019 NFL Week 12 Spread & Expert Analysis
- When: Sunday, November 24 at 1 PM EST
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
- TV: CBS
- Radio: Oakland / New York
- Live Stream: NFL Game Pass
- NFL Week 12 Odds: Raiders -3
- AM Showers: 7°C/45°F
- Humidity: 76%
- Precipitation: 50%
- Wind: 9 mph NNW
- Cloud Cover: 70%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why bet on the Oakland Raiders?A team that looked to be in turmoil in the preseason is suddenly 6-4 and knocking on the door of the playoffs, not to mention the AFC West Division title. It has been a surprisingly good season for Oakland and one that has many people suggesting that Jon Gruden should be in the Coach of the Year discussion. It’s all good right now, but the Raiders need to finish this season off on a strong note for any of that stuff to happen. They are coming into this one on a 3-game winning streak, but it is worth noting that all 3 of those wins came at home. The Raiders are 1-3 SU on the road this year, so that need to change quickly. Oakland has gone 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings with the Jets and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
- Average Score For: 22.50
- Total Yards: 371.70
- Pass Yards: 243.50
- Rush Yards: 128.20
- Average Score Against: 25
- Total Yards: 367.80
- Pass Yards: 261.90
- Rush Yards: 105.90
Why bet on the New York Jets?
After a 1-7 start to the season, there were a lot of Jets fans suggesting that it might be time to make a change at the QB position. Those voices have been quieted a little over the last 2 weeks, with the Jets offense coming to life and scoring 34 points in back to back games with wins over the Giants and the Redskins. Before everyone gets too carried away here, look again at the teams that they beat these past two weeks.
Still, you can only play the teams that come up on your schedule, so the Jets do deserve some credit for putting those two games away. Still, this is a team that is just 4-16 SU in their last 20 and who are 4-8 ATS in their last 12. On the bright side, they have won 5 straight at home to Oakland.
- Average Score For: 16.40
- Total Yards: 248.20
- Pass Yards: 176.10
- Rush Yards: 72.10
- Average Score Against: 25.50
- Total Yards: 332.30
- Pass Yards: 253.20
- Rush Yards: 79.10
NFL Week 12 Betting Trends for Raiders vs Jets
- Raiders are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
- Raiders are 5-2 SU in the last 7 games
- The total went OVER in 6 of Oakland’s last 8 games
- Jets are 4-8 ATS in their last 12 games
- Jets are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of NY Jets’ last 6 games
Raiders vs Jets Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Every streak has to come to an end at some time or another and I believe that the Jets winning streak over the Raiders at home comes to an end this weekend. I like the Raiders to win and cover, keeping their playoff push alive and well.
Oakland Raiders 27 New York Jets 17