Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction

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Philadelphia Eagles vs. Oakland Raiders: Spread Analysis and Pick Prediction
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It's the Philadelphia Eagles against the Oakland Raiders—the classic matchup from Super Bowl XV, when these two were perennial forces in the NFL.

Now you don't know what you're getting, except six straight unders when Oakland is installed as a home underdog.

The Eagles have failed to cover five of six in Oakland since 1986.


Point spread:
Eagles opened as three-point favorites; the total was 46.5. (Line updates and matchup report.)


Computer Prediction
: 17.1-16.3 Raiders


Why the Eagles can cover the spread

The last two weeks are not indicative of how good Chip Kelly's offense actually is, and it's overdue for a big game after consecutive losses to NFC East rivals Dallas and New York.

The Eagles are 3-1 away from home this season, so their comfort zone just might be away from the pressure of Lincoln Financial Field.


Why the Raiders can cover the spread

While Philadelphia has the overcharged offense, the Raiders boast the No. 10 defense in the league.

Last week, the Silver and Black did a good job pressuring Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger all game, matching a season-high with five sacks. Terrelle Pryor just might take advantage of another overaggressive defense.


Smart Pick

Why not take a shot with the Raiders here, as they just snapped a 10-game skid after a bye, and are catching points at home from an East Coast team that can't seem to get its footing.

All of Philadelphia's units can't seem to get on the same page, the whole team is out of sync and now they'll be travel weary.


Trends:

The total has gone OVER in eight of Philadelphia's last 11 games.

Oakland is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games.

Eagles are 1-5 ATS versus Oakland since 1986.

Raiders played six straight UNDERS as home dog.


Note:
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