Bal­ti­more over OAK­LAND By 6

Playbook Football (Midweek Alert) - - 2-minute Handicap -

Oh my how the Raiders have gone from NFL fans’ pent­house to the out­house in one short sea­son. It’s what hap­pens when a ra­bid fan base grows tired of los­ing. And it’s hap­pened in a blink, too, as last year’s 12-win Oak­land squad won it first two games of the 2017 sea­son be­fore drop­ping a pair of SUATS losses the past two weeks. And just like that, like a fran­chise headed to Las Vegas, they’re outta here. Mak­ing mat­ters worse, with start­ing QB Derek Carr out 2-6 weeks with a back frac­ture, the Raiders turn the keys over to E.J. Manuel – and that’s never been a good thing. From our NFL QB data­base: Manuel is 6-11 SU and 7-10 ATS in the NFL, in­clud­ing 0-5 SUATS the last five, and 1-7 SUATS against foes off a loss (0-7 SUATS the last seven). That’s not good. Not when Oak­land is 2-13 ATS in games be­fore fac­ing the Charg­ers. And not when Bal­ti­more QB Joe Flacco is 13-5 ATS as a dog against op­po­nents com­ing off a loss. While both teams have prob­lems, the Ravens have a former Pro Bowl quar­ter­back… and they’re the un­der­dogs.

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