The Las Vegas Raiders look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season, as they travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.
On Sunday, the Las Vegas Raiders will head to the Northwest to take on a surprisingly good Seattle Seahawks team in Week 12 NFL action. The Seahawks have been led this season by Geno Smith, who stepped in for a legend in Russell Wilson and has brought Seattle back to the top of the NFC West.
While the jury may still be out as to whether or not Smith is the long-term solution in Seattle, one can not argue that he has been outstanding this season. He is playing like the player the Jets were hoping they would get when they selected him in the second round nearly a decade ago, and for Pete Caroll and company, his rise could not have come at a better time.
Here, we look at the early odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and give an early prediction on what could happen on Sunday.
Raiders at Seahawks Odds Week 12
According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Raiders are underdogs on the road in this one, getting 3.5 points from the Seattle Seahawks. The over/under is currently set at 47.5, so there should be some offense on display Sunday. A money line bet on the Silver and Black would come in at +168, while a pick on the Seahawks would not net you much money, as they are currently -200.
Raiders at Seahawks Prediction Week 12
Call me crazy, but a win like the Raiders had in Week 11 against Denver can sometimes springboard a team into going on a winning streak. This group of Raiders found out Sunday for the first time that they can win a close game, and did so on the road, something they may have to do against Smith and the Seahawks on Sunday inside a hostile environment.
Don't let Sunday's Week 11 victory fool you; the Las Vegas Raiders still have a lot of work to do next April, and here is our latest 3-round mock.
In the end, I like Las Vegas to continue to grow on defense, and for Derek Carr and the offense to put up points, especially in the second half. When all is said and done, Josh Jacobs should be the difference in this one, as I see another 100-yard game from him, and a fourth Las Vegas Raiders victory.
Final Score: Raiders 24, Seahawks 21
Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.