The Las Vegas Raiders will battle it out against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17 at home, and here are the best bets for the Silver and Black.
Week 17 brings an interesting matchup for the Las Vegas Raiders, as they will welcome one of the best teams in the NFL to town in the San Francisco 49ers. The winners of eight straight games, San Francisco has already clinched the NFC West title and will look to continue their march to the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC.
For Las Vegas, this week will be a changing of the guard, as Derek Carr has been benched for Jarrett Stidham in a shocking move that came Wednesday. Carr has played poorly over the last four weeks, and the Raiders want to see what they have in Stidham, as well as keep Carr healthy for any offseason dealings that may go on.
Looking at the matchup, this is going to be a tough one for the Silver and Black, but we dive into some betting scenarios here.
Best Las Vegas Raiders bets Week 17
Earlier in the week, before the Carr announcement, BetSided’s Iain MacMillan liked the six points the sportsbooks were giving the Raiders. However, since the announcement, the spread has gone up to double-digits and could continue to rise as we inch closer to game time.
As of this publication, the spread is at 10 points, and with the added four points, you may want to roll the dice on the Raiders in Week 17. The team should be playing with some passion as Stidham makes his first NFL start, and remember, Brock Purdy was the last pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, so Maxx Crosby should be able to get him off his mark at times.
The Raiders have benched Derek Carr for a number of reasons, present, and future. Giving Jarrett Stidham the keys gives the Raiders the best chance to win
Las Vegas has played in mostly one-score games all season long, and I expect this one to be no different. The truth is, the offense was stagnant with Derek Carr under center, so maybe Stidham gives the offense just enough life to keep this one close on Sunday afternoon.
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