The Green Bay Packers (5-1) welcome the Oakland Raiders (3-2) to Wisconsin this weekend for inter-conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 1:00 PM EST on October 20th at Lambeau Field and the game will be broadcast on CBS.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Packers listed as 7-point home favorites. That spread has shifted downwards by a full point after early betting, as Green Bay is currently available at -6. The total for this matchup is 46.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 7 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Packers vs Raiders Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Raiders have now won two straight games after stunning Chicago 24-21 in London last weekend. Oakland scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter but still allowed the Bears to retake the lead after the half. However, Carr and Co. found a way to get the job done down the stretch by scoring a clutch touchdown in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach for good. RB Josh Jacobs was a beast on the ground, rushing for 123 yards and two scores on a game-high 26 carries. None of the Raiders receiving corps ever really got anything going against a tough Chicago secondary, as Foster Moreau led the way with only four catches for 46 yards. As a whole, the offense gained almost 400 total yards and scored three touchdowns in the victory.
Oakland was fairly average defensively against the Bears, giving up three touchdowns and over 250 total yards of offense. The Raiders had no answer for Chicago WR Allen Robinson, who exploded for 97 receiving yards and two touchdowns on seven receptions.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers won their second straight game in Week 6 as well, slipping by Detroit 23-22 at home on Monday Night Football to improve to 5-1 overall. Green Bay gave up 10 unanswered points in the first quarter but really turned things around in the second half, scoring 13 points en route to a one point victory. QB Aaron Rodgers went 24/39 for 282 passing yards and two touchdowns while RB Jamaal Williams rushed for 104 yards on 14 carries. Allen Lazard also chipped in with a big performance, making four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Packers generated well over 400 yards of offense and scored two touchdowns against their NFC North rivals.
Green Bay had a fairly solid outing on the other side of the ball in Week 6, holding the Lions to just over 300 total yards and giving up only a single touchdown. The Packers really did a great job defending against the run, as they only allowed 56 net rushing yards all game.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: OVER 46.5
I really don’t see a ton of value with either of these teams against the spread here in Week 7, as I don’t want to lay almost a full touchdown by taking the Packers and I certainly don’t have a ton of faith on Oakland on the road at Lambeau. I’d probably take a shot with the Raiders and the points if I absolutely had to, but I would rather avoid the situation entirely in favor of the OVER on 46.5 total points scored. Both offenses really seem to be clicking lately, as Green Bay has scored at least 23 points in four straight games while Oakland has put up 55 points over their last two outings combined. While the Packers have certainly been much improved defensively through their first six games, they have given up at least 22 points in three straight outings. The Raiders also have certainly given up some big offensive performances to opposing teams as of late, surrendering 79 points combined in their last three games.
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It is also very important to note that the total has gone OVER in each of the last five meetings between these two teams. The OVER has also come through in both of the Raiders road outings so far this season. Ultimately, this game should stay relatively close throughout with both offenses finding at least some moderate success. I can’t quite pull the trigger with the Raiders against the spread, so I’ll roll with the OVER on 46.5 total points scored instead.