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Rams vs. Raiders Props Bets for Thursday Night: Carr and Adams Will Light Up Los Angeles

The Raiders quarterback and wide receiver will have a field day against the Rams' swiss-cheese secondary.

The Las Angeles Rams (3-9-0) host the Las Vegas Raiders (5-7-0) for "Thursday Night Football" on Amazon Prime.

The Rams are a shell of the team they were just one year ago, with no Matt Stafford, Cooper Kupp, or Aaron Donald. Their 16.8 points scored per game this season is the fourth-lowest in the NFL. The Raiders have underperformed expectations, but they have no problem putting up some big offensive stats, averaging 24.3 points per game this year (9th).

The Raiders are currently favored by 4.5 and the game total is set at 44.5. There are lots of questions as to who will even be starting for the Rams with John Wolford dealing with a neck injury. To complicate things even more, the Rams claimed QB Baker Mayfield off waivers on Tuesday afternoon following his recent release by the Panthers.

The good news is, no matter who starts for the Rams, there are still a few player props worth targeting in Thursday night’s game.

Let’s dive in!

Davante Adams over 89.5 (-115)

Adams is averaging 98 receiving yards per game this season and he is far and away Derek Carr’s favorite target. He owns a league-leading 32.8 percent team target share and 39.9 percent of the team's targeted air yards (2nd). The Rams are allowing 236 passing yards per game this year and a league-worst 72 percent catch rate (32nd) to opposing wideouts. Davante Adams should be heavily featured on Thursday. He has exceeded this prop in eight of twelve games this season.

Cam Akers longest rush under 11.5 (-115)

Under 44.5 rushing yards (-118)

Yes, I know Akers led the team in carries last week, but I am not ready to get behind him yet even with this rushing prop being set too low. Though the Raiders have allowed a lot of fantasy points to opposing runners, most of those points have come through the air. On the season, the Raiders have been tough vs. the run, allowing only 3.97 yards per carry. For all his volume, Akers is not efficient, averaging only 3.3 yards per attempt on the season. Yes, he scored twice on Sunday and carried the ball 17 times, but it only added up to 60 yards. If the Raiders get out to an early lead, he will also get game-scripted out. The Raiders are allowing a league-leading 56 receiving yards per game to running backs, this is a spot where Kyren Williams could see more opportunity if Sean McVay is scheming or the Rams are playing from behind.

Carr over 247.5 passing yards (-115)

We are looking for Carr and Adams to light up the scoreboard on Thursday. The Rams are allowing 236 passing yards per game on the season, but across the last four, that number is much higher (296). They have also allowed an average of two TDs per game across those four. Carr has 40 passes of 20-plus yards this season, he’s averaging 8.8 yards per attempt and 248.3 yards per game this season. All of this should add up to an over on Thursday night.