Fresh off their Hall of Fame Game win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Las Vegas Raiders will open their preseason home slate against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. The Vikings will debut their new coaching staff, led by former Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell. Neither starting quarterback is expected to play, however. The Raiders’ Derek Carr is expected to be a healthy scratch, while Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will be sidelined due to a COVID-19 positive test.
Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas is set for 4:25 p.m. ET. Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins will miss the game after testing positive for COVID-19. Las Vegas is a four-point favorite in the latest Vikings vs. Raiders odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 36. Before making any Raiders vs. Vikings picks or bets, be sure to check out the NFL predictions from SportsLine’s R.J. White.
Over the past seven years White, a CBS Sports Fantasy and gambling editor, has gone 329-250-21 (56.8 percent) in the world’s most prestigious football handicapping competition, the Las Vegas SuperContest. He also is SportsLine’s No. 1 NFL expert, going 445-378-24 on his against-the-spread NFL picks from 2017-21, returning $2,542 to $100 players.
Now, White has zeroed in on Raiders vs. Vikings and just locked in his NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks and analysis. Here are the NFL odds and betting lines for Vikings vs. Raiders: