Las Vegas Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Prediction, Preview, Picks & Odds - 11/26/2022

by Chuck Sommers

Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Lumen Field, Seattle, WA
Where to watch: CBS

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks


DraftKings: Seahawks -3.5
FanDuel: Seahawks -3.5
BetMGM: Seahawks -3.5
Caesars: Seahawks -3.5

Season record
Raiders: 3-7 (3rd place, AFC West)
Seahawks: 6-4 (1st place, NFC West)

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Raiders - Seahawks preview, analysis and prediction


Last week
Raiders: won 22-16 (OT) at Broncos
Seahawks: Bye (lost 21-16 vs. Patriots in Germany)

For the love of God somebody stopped the Las Vegas Raiders from playing football. I can't do it anymore. I want to believe and then they let me down, and then they decide to go into Denver and win probably the only game they're going to win for the rest of the season. Largely in part because the Denver Broncos have absolutely no idea how to cover a wide receiver who's running an open slant route and Denver's defense as apparently just completely died off the face of the planet.

So with all that being said, this should be a fun weekend if you're a Seattle Seahawks fan because there is absolutely no reason on this planet, with the Seahawks off a bye week, that they should be losing to the Raiders at any point this Sunday. This might be the biggest bloodbath we have seen this year at the hands of the Seahawks via the Raiders. Because you are asking a team that has no idea how to actually win outside of facing the Broncos to go into Seattle, and try and win a second straight football game when you're already down your top tight end and your offense is about as inept in the red zone as anything we have ever seen this side of the Mississippi.

The fact that it took until week 12 for Derek Carr to throw a season-high 307 yards and two touchdowns against the Broncos is without question the biggest crock I've ever seen and it is amazing to me that Josh McDaniels still has a job. There is absolutely no way that you can put up 22 points and that be your season high in passing. There is absolutely no reason on this planet that you should have gone away from the running game so early in the season now to only see that Josh Jacobs is having the season of his life, and you're probably going to lose him in free agency because you were stupid enough to not pick up his fifth-year option.

In the midst of all that, the Raiders still find themselves trying to make Davante Adams happy and he is closing in on a 1000-yard season that will likely make that happen. But Adams did not come to the Raiders to falter into third place potentially in the division. I don't understand what needs to happen for the Raiders to actually get back on track here, and a win against the Broncos is not going to do that.

Meanwhile, there is a quarterback in Seattle that has gone far and above the expectations asked of him to lead Seattle to a division lead with five games to go. And still it boggles my mind that Gino Smith is still having the most incredible season of his career in his 10th or 11th year, which makes me feel old because I remember watching him at West Virginia. Smith had 275 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Tampa Bay last week in Germany, which again you're not gonna have me complain that Seattle lost the game to Tampa Bay because Tampa Bay always tends to find a way to win a game. But Smith is playing well, Kenneth Walker is running like a madman and DK Metcalf might be getting going here sooner than rather than later.

I have no desire to actually think that the underdog is going to win this game, but if you are the Raiders the only thing you need to worry about is getting that pass rush going. If you give Smith enough time in the pocket and Max Crosby cannot get to the quarterback or Chandler Jones cannot get to the quarterback and this is going to be a very long day for the Raiders' defense. Because they already struggle against the run, and they already struggle against dual-threat quarterbacks. And don't let this season full you. Smith is still a very good dual-threat quarterback as evidenced of this year.

Prediction


if the Raiders win on Sunday I might eat a hat. Someone will need to buy me a hat and I will eat it and I will just tell you all that I did because who in the world is actually gonna come find me at the red rock casino? I probably shouldn't have said that. Anyway, Seattle by a lot. Seahawks by 17

Betting trends


Seahawks are 10-22 ATS with two weeks or more of rest since 1992.

Raiders are 12-25 ATS off an upset win in division since 1992.

Raiders are 21-43 ATS after scoring 7 or less in the first half in 2 straight games since 1992.

Statistical leaders


Raiders:
Passing: Derek Carr -- 2,435 yards, 15 TD, 5 INT
Rushing: Josh Jacobs -- 930 yards, 7 TD
Receiving: Davante Adams -- 925 yards, 10 TD
Defense: Maxx Crosby -- 9 sacks

Seahawks:
Passing: Geno Smith -- 2,474 yards, 17 TD, 4 INT
Rushing: Kenneth Walker -- 587 yards, 7 TD
Receiving: Tyler Lockett -- 640 yards, 5 TD
Defense: Tariq Woolen -- 5 INT

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Chuck Sommers

About the Author:

Chuck Sommers has camped outside of sportsbooks since he can remember, learning the tricks and nuances of the trade. He still has nightmares of betting $5,000 on the Raiders in the Tuck Rule game but has since turned that to 25 years of veteran handicapping greatness. You can find him mostly in the shadows at the Red Rock or Aliante casinos wondering if the over is cashing on any given Sunday.

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