The Raiders head into their Week 11 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals with a leg up. The team will be going up against the worst run defense in the league.
The Bengals give up 173.0 yards per game and have yet to win a matchup this season. This win is pretty much in the cards for the Silver and Black. Plus, this is a huge opportunity for Josh Jacobs (and his fantasy owners) to capitalize on his running game.
On the other side, Bengals RB Joe Mixon is 14th in the NFL with 131 carries this seasons.
If you're a betting person, the Raiders are favored in the upcoming matchup according to Sportsline.
Caesars: OAK -750
Consensus: OAK -711
Westgate: OAK -700
Wynn: OAK -700
Here are how NFL writers around the country see the Raiders-Bengals game shaking out:
Paul Gutierrez, ESPN: Raiders 31, Bengals 16
Ben Baby, ESPN: Raiders 30, Bengals 13
Michael David Smith, PFT: Raiders 21, Bengals 7
Michael Florio, PFT: Raiders 41, Bengals 20
Things in the NBA change quickly.
For five years, the Warriors had a vice grip on the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But that's no longer the case, based on the events of the last week.
Kevin Durant is out for the 2019-20 season with a ruptured right Achilles. Klay Thompson will miss a majority of the season with a torn left ACL. The Toronto Raptors now are NBA champions.
And Anthony Davis reportedly is headed to the Los Angeles Lakers in a blockbuster trade with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Despite the fact that the Lakers didn't make the playoffs this past season, Vegas now is giving Los Angeles the best odds to win the 2019-20 NBA title.
SportsBookUSA has the Lakers as 3/1 favorites to win next year's title. The Warriors, with all the uncertainty surrounding them, have 12/1 odds to win their fourth title in six years.
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If the Lakers are able to sign free-agent point guard Kemba Walker, reportedly their next “top target,” their odds of winning the title likely will grow.
The NBA trade deadline is over.
The Kings made some moves in hopes of bolstering the roster, the Warriors haven't done anything crazy ... yet, and the Los Angeles Lakers will not be the new home of Anthony Davis.
And since The Brow will not be sporting a Lakers uniform any time soon, the odds the team will win the NBA title changed quite drastically:
That's a lot of pressure to put on one guy, but goes to show just how valuable AD is.
Still, it appears the Warriors are still the favorites to win it all -- which is great news. The Kings have about the same odds as the Orlando Magic and the Dallas Mavericks, but they do have better chances than the Memphis Grizzlies, who just traded franchise star Marc Gasol.
So that's ... something. Even after making those few moves. One of which had the Kings acquiring Harrison Barnes.
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And as far as the Cavs, Knicks, Bulls, and the Suns are concerned. Well: Not Applicable.