New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Week 9 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

The Raiders are road favorites for their clash against the Giants in Week 9, but are they a good bet in light of the recent tragic events?
Nikki Adams |
Fri, November 5, 5:41 AM EDT | 4 min read
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New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders NFL Week 9 Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

The New York Giants find themselves at a disadvantage in the betting on a short week ahead of a date with the Las Vegas Raiders. The latter is coming off a bye week only to be faced with yet another internal crisis rocking their embattled franchise.

Less than a month ago, the Raiders were dealt a blow when head coach Jon Gruden was forced to resign in disgrace. It was an emotional and deeply upsetting period for all those involved. The media scrutiny added to the stressful situation, but the Raiders, to their credit, overcame the challenging period admirably.Now, they’re thrust in the spotlight again following Henry Ruggs III’s involvement in a fatal car crash that has stunned the Las Vegas community and the wider NFL world.

How the Raiders deal with this distressful development is anybody’s guess. However, the distraction is bound to be greater due to the magnitude and severity of the circumstances surrounding the horrific event, and that’s going to make focusing on their upcoming game against the Giants that much harder.

New York Giants vs. Las Vegas Raiders Week 9 NFL Betting Odds, Picks, and Preview

Las Vegas Raiders: 5-2-0 SU, 4-3-0 ATS New York Giants: 2-5-0 SU, 4-4-0 ATS

Date: Sunday, November 6. 2021

Start Time: 1:00 PM EST

Location: Metlife Stadium, Meadowlands

TV Coverage: CBS

Giants vs. Raiders Odds

Las Vegas Raiders Betting Preview

The Raiders are sitting pretty at the top of the AFC West behind a 5-2 record in their first seven games. The Chargers had a chance to usurp the Raiders from their perch atop the division standings in Week 8, while the Raiders were resting their laurels on a bye week. However, they failed to capitalize on the opportunity on the back of a 27-24 loss to the New England Patriots.

The Raiders had lost their way just before Gruden’s departure. They lost two games on the trot and dropped to a 3-2 record, prompting many to start writing off the Raiders at the time. Interim head coach Rich Bisaccia, however, had other ideas, and the Raiders won the next two games under his guidance.It’s not uncommon for a new head coach to spark a mini-comeback. It also helps when the level of competition is modest at best. The Raiders beat the Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles in succession before taking a week off.

New York Giants Betting Preview

The Giants are coming off a heart-breaking 20-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football. The Giants closed as the staggering 10.5-point road underdogs only to punch above their perceived weight class.

Daniel Jones and the Giants had the Chiefs on the ropes. The game was closer than the oddsmakers had it, and the Giants even had opportunities to win the game. Alas, the Giants lacked the killer instinct needed to close out the game. Chalk it to poor coaching, terrible timekeeping, needless blunders from top to bottom, offense misfiring, penalties. You name it. It probably applies.

The lone bright spot was the defense, which kept the Giants in the game up to the very last minutes of the game. When the onus fell onto Jones and the offense, they didn’t deliver.

In the broad spectrum of the season, the Giants strike an unconvincing pose with a 2-6 record and bottom place in the NFC East. They were robbed of a win against the Washington Football Team (Week 2) and the Atlanta Falcons (Week3). Had either of those or both gone their way, we might be talking about a different Giants team today.

Giants vs. Raiders Betting Odds and Line Movement

Giants vs. Raiders Odds

The Raiders opened as the 2.5-point home chalk, but the line moved up to 3 points at several shops by Monday. Conversely, the game total opened on 48 points but moved down to 47 ½ points almost instantly. As a result, some shops have gone down to 46.5 points.

Giants vs. Raiders Betting Picks and Predictions

The market on this game takes into consideration the path each team has taken up to this point. The Raiders have navigated a course to the top of the AFC West and boast a solid 5-2 record. On the other hand, the Giants have stumbled along the way to a 2-6 record, landing themselves in the NFC East basement as a result.

In the vacuous world of stats and records, the Raiders make sense as the favorites and, in turn, as the right bet for NFL picks. Carr is having a solid season by his standards, and the Raiders are loaded with talent.

However, sport doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Records and stats aside, outside factors can have a significant influence on the outcome of games. The last few weeks have been taxing for the Raiders, and one wonders when it might all catch up to them. So, if there ever was a time for the Giants to claim a signature win, now is that time. They came close to upsetting the Chiefs in a 20-17 loss. This time they might get over the hump.

Giants vs. Raiders Betting Picks: Giants +3

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