Making a prediction for this Sunday’s Las Vegas Raiders vs. New York Giants is tough due to several factors for the Raiders. Coming off their bye and traveling into the elements of New York could make this a potential stumbling block for Las Vegas. Let’s take a look at the current NFL odds, TV channel, how to live stream, as well as make a prediction for Raiders vs. Giants in Week 9.
Based on the play of these two teams in 2021, this game should be a comfortable victory for the Raiders. If we take into account home-field advantage, the sportsbooks see the Raiders as roughly 5 or 6 points better than the Giants. However, betting on the Raiders this year as a favorite has been a dangerous proposition. Las Vegas is 1-2 against the spread in 2021 when favored. However, they are 2-1 against the spread on the road, including tricky road trips to Pittsburgh and Denver.
What makes this Raiders vs. Giants game particularly tricky to make a prediction for is the variables for the Raiders coming in. They have performed well outside of the controlled climate of a dome (2-0), but throw in coming off a bye week and an emotional roller coaster over the last month, and there are reasons to be concerned.
For their part, the Giants are 4-4 against the spread this year and 4-3 when underdogs. However, they are 1-3 against the spread at home this year, although they have covered in each of their last two games overall.
How to watch Giants vs Raiders this week
- Start time: 1 PM ET
- Date: Sunday, November 7
- Channel: CBS
- Live stream:
- Tickets: Get Tickets Here as Low as $68
Raiders vs Giants prediction
So many elements are in play this week as the Raiders prepare to face the Giants. The Giants had a tough loss Monday, but they must also be encouraged by how close they pushed the Chiefs. This is also a must-win for the Giants. If they slip to 2-7, their 2021 NFL season is almost certainly over. There’s a lot of pressure on the coaching staff and Daniel Jones to step up.
Then you have a Raiders team that is 5-2 and the potential for winning their division. However, it felt as though they were playing on adrenaline leading into their bye after the events surrounding Jon Gruden. The situation with Henry Ruggs has dealt another potential hammer blow to this locker room.
The Raiders are the more talented team, but in situations like this, talent doesn’t always matter. This game could yield an upset, but the emotional elements involved make it extremely difficult to predict.
Prediction: New York Giants 24, Las Vegas Raiders 21