In this week 17 NFL preview between the 49ers and Raiders, see who like to win the game and cover the spread.

49ers vs Raiders Pick & Preview- NFL Week 17

The San Francisco 49ers travel to take on the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV. Kickoff for this week’s game is set for 4:05 PM ET and will be televised on FOX. In a matchup between two NFC West teams, the 49ers are -6.0 point favorites on the road.

49ers vs Raiders Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NFL
  • Teams: San Francisco 49ers at Las Vegas Raiders
  • Where: Las Vegas at Allegiant Stadium
  • Date: Sunday, January 1st
  • Betting Odds SF -6.0, SF -251 | LV +203 O/U 44.5

Will The 49ers Take Care Of Business As Heavy Road Favorites?

San Francisco is looking to tack on another victory, as they defeated Washington Commanders by a score of 37-20 in week 16. In addition to winning straight up, the team covered the spread as -6.5 point favorites. The teams combined for a total of 57 points, which surpassed the over-under betting line of 37.

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Through the game, San Francisco was efficient with their rushing attempts, posting 153 yards on 26 carries. In addition to running for 71 yards, Ray-Ray McCloud III ran for 1 score.

San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy threw for a total of 234 yards on a completion percentage of 68.2% vs the Commanders For the game, Purdy was able to throw for 2 touchdowns. To go along with his 120 receiving yards, George Kittle caught 2 touchdowns for San Francisco. For the season, the 49ers have thrown the ball 30 times per game, ranking them 26th in the league. Thus far, 62.92% of their yards through the air, which is 22 in the NFL.

Will The Raiders Take Advantage Of Playing At Home vs San Francisco?

This week, the Las Vegas Raiders are hoping to get back in the win column after falling 13-10 to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The loss was costly, as it came against an AFC opponent. Las Vegas lost the game by more than anticipated, as the oddsmakers placed the Raiders as 2.5-point underdogs. Together, the two teams combined score remained below the over-under betting line of 38.

Las Vegas struggled to run the ball last week, finishing with just 58 yards on 19 attempts. The team’s leading rusher was Josh Jacobs, who finished with just 44 yards and a per-attempt average of 15.

Quarterback Derek Carr struggled to move the ball in the passing game, finishing with just 174 yards through the air and a passer rating of 42.2. To finish the game, Carr had 1 passing touchdown. Although Darren Waller did not come up with a touchdown grab through the air, he was still productive with 58 yards. Overall, Las Vegas is the 13th-ranked team in pass yards per game, with an average of 225.9. This season, 56.3% of the team’s offensive plays have come through the pass, placing them 9th in the NFL.

Odds & Free Betting Analysis for this NFL Game

Last year, the 49ers and Raiders did not play each other.

Over the last 5 matchups between San Francisco and Las Vegas, the Raiders have won 4 of the last 5 games. The two teams have combined to average 39.4 points per game in their last 5 meetings.

The San Francisco 49ers have performed well vs the spread in recent games, going 2-1. On average, the 49ers have averaged 24.2 points per game in the past 5 head-to-head matchups, compared to Las Vegas at 15.2.

San Francisco has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 4-1-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 28.2 points per game while allowing 16.0. The team also performed well vs the spread at 4-1.

Across their last 5 home contests, Las Vegas has been good against the spread posting a mark of 4-1. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 29.4 points per game.

49ers vs Raiders Pick

  • Free Spread Prediction: 49ers -6.0
  • Free Total Prediction: Over 44.5
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