Lions vs Raiders : Sunday, November 3, 2019, the Detroit Lions will travel to Oakland, California to meet the Raiders. In the history of the Lions and Raiders series, this will game will prove to be a lucky number 13 for one of them.
Heading into Sunday’s game the series between these two historic franchises is tied 6-6, with the Lions having won their last four meetings.
The Lions were able to snap their three-game losing streak last Sunday, holding on to beat the New York Giants 31-26. Meanwhile, the Raiders could not hold on late in Houston, as the heroics of Deshaun Watson proved to be too much in a 27-24 defeat to the Texans.
Detroit (3-3-1) opened as a pick earlier this week but injury concerns have pushed this line all the way down to +3 at some books in Las Vegas, according to VegasInsider.com. The Lions secondary will be thin on Sunday with starting safety Tracy Walker out with a right knee injury. According to the team’s injury report, six players are listed as questionable for the game including offensive lineman Graham Glasgow and defensive lineman Mike Daniels, who are both not expected to suit up.
Oakland (3-4) is receiving 64-percent of the handle in this game, according to The Action Network. The Raiders have also received only 51% of the bets, but the line has moved steadily in their favor all week, which is a strong bullish indicator that sharps are on the home team. Jon Gruden’s squad has overachieved a bit this season and it seems like the smart money is trending in their direction this Sunday.
The Raiders will host the Detroit Lions on Sunday and it could create for a dream matchup in Week 9.
The team has been looking forward to a home game as they’ve been either on the road or on a bye for the last six weeks. So being able to sleep in their own bed, and even seeing their loved ones will be a much-needed treat.
Beyond the comfort of their home, they’ll be nice and cozy in their familiar surroundings at the Oakland Coliseum. The Raiders are coming off of a stunning loss to the Houston Texans last week and are looking forward to making up for it.