New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 9/21/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 2
Game: New Orleans Saints vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Monday, September 21, 2020
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Las Vegas +5.5
Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders play the New Orleans Saints at Allegiant Stadium on Monday, September 21, 2020. Las Vegas opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The total has been set at 50.5.
The New Orleans Saints head into this matchup 1-0 for this year. In Week 1 they played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and won by a score of 34-23. Leading the way at QB for the Saints was Drew Brees who went 18/30 with 160 yards through the air and tossed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Latavius Murray paced the team on the ground during the game. He had a long run of 8 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 48 yards by way of 15 carries which meant he averaged 3.2 yards per run. Jared Cook was the receiving yardage leader by earning 80 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 16.0 yards per reception during the game. The New Orleans Saints ran the ball a total of 34 times and earned 82 yards which had them averaging 2.4 yards per run. In the game, they ran 66 plays for 271 yards. Overall, the Saints earned 18 1st downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 119 yards. In terms of defense, New Orleans gave up 23 completions on 36 throws for a total of 224 yards, and a completion percentage of 64.0%. On the ground, the Saints gave up 86 yards on 26 carries which means they had an average of 3.3 yards per carry allowed. On the day, they allowed a total of 310 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
Alvin Kamara has fumbled the ball 6 different times in his career and his longest rush is 42 yards. He is rushing for 52.7 yds per contest and has scored 28 different times as a runner. He's carried the ball 497 different times for an average of 4.9 yards per attempt. So far in his career, Kamara has stepped onto the field in 46 games and has accumulated 2,424 yds on the ground. Up to this point in his career, Emmanuel Sanders is sitting with 43 TDs and has a long reception of 75 yards. His receptions per contest and yards per contest average are 4.2 and 54.5 yards. He has tallied 7,908 yards and has an average of 13.1 yards per reception. His catch percentage is 61.2% and he has that by catching 604 of the 987 throws that went in his direction. Sanders has laced them up in 145 games for his career.
The Raiders come into this game with a record of 1-0 for this year. Last week they took on the Carolina Panthers and ended up getting the win by a score of 34-30. Josh Jacobs paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 14 yards and he notched 3 touchdowns for the game. He racked up a total of 93 yards by way of 25 carries which gave him an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Henry Ruggs III led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 55 yards on 3 catches. He averaged 18.3 yards per catch for that game. Running the show from under center for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 22/30 with 239 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. The Las Vegas Raiders ended up running the ball 31 times and racked up 133 yards which gave them an average of 4.3 yards per rushing attempt. On the day, the Raiders racked up 23 1st downs and they totaled 3 penalties for 40 yards. In the game, they ran 61 plays for 372 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Las Vegas allowed 22 completions on 34 throws totaling 260 yards, and a completion percentage of 65.0%. On the day, they conceded 388 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. On the ground, the Raiders allowed 128 yards on 30 attempts which means they had an average of 4.3 yards per run allowed.
To this point in his career, Jacobs has taken the field in 14 contests and has gained 1,243 yards on the ground. He has been handed the ball 267 times for an average of 4.7 yards per attempt. He is running for 88.8 yds per contest and has scored 10 different times while carrying the ball. Jacobs has fumbled the ball 1 time in his career and his longest run is 28 yards. Waller has snatched up 1,368 yards as a receiver in 39 games throughout his career. He has snatched 114 balls for an average of 12.0 yards per catch. His longest reception of his career went for 75 yards and he's been able to catch 74.0% of the balls thrown to him. Waller (5 touchdowns) has accumulated an average of 35.1 yds per game receiving and he has 2.9 catches per game in his career.
Who will win tonight's Saints/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Over 50.5 points
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