The Week 14 edition of Thursday Night Football is an oddball matchup of two west coast teams that are near the bottom of the pack right now.
Pro football lines at NFL betting sites are favoring the Raiders by nearly a touchdown on the road at LA’s SoFi Stadium, suggesting that Las Vegas will continue their hot streak.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams
- Raiders Point Spread: -6.55-7
- Raiders Moneyline: -290
- Rams Point Spread: +6.5
- Rams Moneyline: +240
- Over/Under: 43.5
The Raiders have won their last three games in a row and hold a record of 5-7. The Vegas offense has been heating up as of late. Two weeks ago against the Seahawks, LV running back Josh Jacobs posted 303 total yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Raiders don’t have much of a shot at claiming the AFC West title, but they could climb back into the wild card picture with a win tonight against the Rams.
AFC West Standings
- Kansas City Chiefs 9-3
- Los Angeles Chargers 6-6
- Las Vegas Raiders 5-7
- Denver Broncos 3-9
Right now, Las Vegas is ranked 10th in the AFC, three spots out of the NFL Playoffs. 10th is also where the current futures odds at online NFL Playoff sportsbooks are rating the Raiders.
AFC Conference Winner Odds
- Buffalo Bills +185
- Kansas City Chiefs +225
- Cincinnati Bengals +650
- Miami Dolphins +800
- Baltimore Ravens +1000
- Tennessee Titans +2000
- Los Angeles Chargers +2800
- New York Jets +4500
- Cleveland Browns +8000
- Las Vegas Raiders +8000
- New England Patriots +10000
- Jacksonville Jaguars +12500
- Pittsburgh Steelers +20000
- Indianapolis Colts +25000
- Denver Broncos +80000
The Los Angeles Rams are all but eliminated from the postseason at 3-9, in the cellar of the NFC West, and suffering from a severe case of Super Bowl jinx.
Tonight, there will be no Matthew Stafford suiting up for the Rams, nor where there be any sign of wide receiver Cooper Kupp.
In Stafford’s place will be John Wolford, a fourth-year QB who has been with the Rams for his entire career. Wolford is listed as questionable on the injury report with a neck issue, and if he can’t go, it might just be new arrival Baker Mayfield getting the start.
Baker has gotten in some reps with the team during his short time with the Rams and will be suiting up for tonight’s game.
If the same Rams team that showed up and nearly knocked off the Seahawks last Sunday shows up on TNF, the Raiders could be in for a long night.
The moneyline odds for betting on the LA Rams are set at +240 and will reward gamblers with cash payouts of $3.40 for every dollar wagered.
This matchup has been set in stone since the preseason and serves as a prime example as to why the league should adopt a flex option for Thursday Night Football, where more relevant games can be inserted in the case of a dud.
Sure, there is plenty of betting intrigue present any time that two NFL teams square off against each other, but it would be nice if there were some postseason positioning on the line during late-season prime-time games.
Thursday Night Football Betting Odds – Bovada Sportsbook
Source – CBS Sports