Last Updated on December 31, 2022 6:54 pm by Erwin Noguera
The year 2022 is about to end, and as people prepare to greet the New Year, the NFL players are preparing to do what they do best and entertain us from the very first day of the year with multiple exciting matches.
We are 2 weeks away from the end of the regular NFL season, so expect some of the teams to be fighting as hard as they can to fight over the last playoff spots, or just to keep themselves safe from any takeovers.
Let’s focus right now on the match between the Las Vegas Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers, which will take place on the Raiders’ turf this Sunday, the Allegiant Stadium.
With the 49ers having clinched the divisional spot, and the Raiders having very slim chances, we expect an interesting match.
Being on an 11 – 4 run so far, the 49ers are heavy favorites. Meanwhile, the Raiders have 6 wins and 9 losses, which has placed them in a tough spot to end the season in.
We expect the beginning of the year to get quite violent, and that just makes it a little more fun.
Sunday, January 1st at 1:05 pm ET at the Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas Raiders +350
San Francisco 49ers -450
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Why Bet the Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders (6-9) are set to make their first appearance since benching Derek Carr when they host the red-hot 49ers
Jarrett Stidham will be making his first NFL start in place of Carr.
Las Vegas head coach Josh McDaniels is familiar with Stidham from their time together with the Patriots, but the 2019 fourth-round pick will be making his first professional start on Sunday, and his ability to guide an NFL offense is largely unknown.
The Raiders will be looking to bounce back from a 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Why Bet the San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers enter this game riding an eight-game winning streak after knocking off the Washington Commanders 37-20 in Week 16.
San Francisco has an outside shot at landing the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.
They would need to win out and have the Philadelphia Eagles lose out and the Vikings drop at least one more game for it to happen, but mathematically there is still a chance.
San Francisco boasts the NFL’s best defense in 2022, leading the NFL in total yards allowed per game (290.3), rushing yards allowed per game (75.0), and points allowed per game (15.3).
Final Betting Analysis: Raiders vs. 49ers
The 49ers haven’t lost since back in October and while the schedule hasn’t been overly daunting, eight-straight wins is still an impressive feat.
The wins have continued to come even as the injury report has risen with each week as well.
They already find themselves on their third-string quarterback, while Deebo Samuel (knee) remains out into 2023.
While the defense started the season battling their injury woes, that group has regained health and strength of late.
Having the best defense in 2022 will be more than enough for them to halt and dominate the Raiders, but we expect Jarrett Stidham to show what he is made of as he faces the difficult challenge.
Raiders vs. 49ers Betting Pick: San Francisco 49ers