NFL odds: How to bet Jaguars-Raiders Hall of Fame Game, spread, pick

Mon, Aug 1, 2022
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NFL odds: How to bet Jaguars-Raiders Hall of Fame Game, spread, pick
Are you ready for some football? NFL fans and bettors have been waiting for this week as the exhibition season opens Thursday.

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Las Vegas Raiders in the annual Hall of Fame Game Thursday in Canton, Ohio.'

Here's everything you need to bet on the NFL Hall of Fame matchup between the Jaguars and Raiders - the point spread, moneyline, total over/under and pick from our betting expert (with all NFL odds via AP Bet).

HALL OF FAME GAME

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Las Vegas Raiders at Canton, Ohio (8 p.m. ET Thursday, NBC)

Point spread: Raiders -1.5 (Raiders favored to win by more than 1.5 points, otherwise Jaguars cover)
Moneyline: Raiders -118 favorite to win (bet $10 to win $18.47 total); Jaguars +100 underdog to win (bet $10 to win $20 total)
Total scoring over/under: 32.5 points scored by both teams combined

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AP Bet trader Daniel Montanari said analyzing the HOF game is more difficult because it is unlikely starting quarterbacks Trevor Lawrence of the Jaguars and Derek Carr of the Raiders will play.

"Tough one here to dig into the weeds without knowing player lineups," Montanari said. "Lamar Jackson is the last starting QB to play in the game back in 2018. We don't expect Derek Carr or Trevor Lawrence to play along with other starters in this matchup. This game represents more of an opportunity for fringe players hoping to play their way onto the 53-man roster.

"Hall of Fame games tend to be low-scoring affairs with games averaging just over 29 total points in the last 10 games. I like the under 32.5 total points with teams playing fringe players."

PICK: Under 32.5 points (at AP Bet) scored by both teams combined

Hall of Fame Game betting nuggets from AP Sports Research:

- The favorites have won the past five HOF games, going 3-1-1 against the spread (ATS)

- The favorites are 13-3 straight up and 10-4-2 ATS since 2003

- The Giants in 2014 were the last underdogs to win the HOF game, defeating the Bills 17-13

- The team that has led at halftime has won eight of the past 10 HOF games, with one of the exceptions being Pittsburgh's 16-3 win over Dallas in last year's contest.

- The under in the over/under (O/U) has hit in seven of the past nine HOF games

- The Raiders are 3-0 all-time in HOF games, while the Jaguars are 0-1 in HOF games.

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