The NFL standings would indicate that the upcoming matchup between the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers is one of the best games on the Week 7 schedule. The betting odds, however, suggest that it could be one of Sunday’s most one-sided affairs.

After improving to 5-1 with a win over the Detroit Lions on “Monday Night Football,” the Packers are six-point favorites over the visiting Oakland Raiders, according to the latest line at OddsShark. The over/under is 47.

Only the Miami Dolphins and Washington Redskins are bigger underdogs than Oakland Sunday. The Dolphins are 0-5, and the Redskins are 0-5 when they aren’t playing Miami.

Coming off a bye week, Oakland sits at 3-2. The Raiders are only a half-game behind the Kansas City Chiefs for first place in the AFC West. Oakland upset the Indianapolis Colts and Chicago Bears away from the Bay Area in their last two games.

It’s probably too early to determine that the Raiders are a good team. They were blown out in both of their losses and have much of the same roster that went 4-12 in 2018. Derek Carr is still the quarterback after posting a 10-21 record in the last two seasons.

Oakland’s two losses came against the Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings, both of whom are 4-2.

Green Bay has built an impressive early resume. The Packers have victories against the Vikings, Lions and Bears, all of whom have winning records. They also beat the Dallas Cowboys, who are tied atop the NFC East. 

Most of those games came down to the wire. The Packers needed a red-zone interception in the final two minutes to seal their 10-3 win over Chicago in the opener. A week later, Green Bay recorded another interception late in the fourth quarter to hold off Minnesota 21-16. The Packers were aided by poor officiating Monday night so that Mason Crosby could kick a field goal as time expired to give Green Bay a 23-22 win over Detroit.

There’s no use in waiting for Green Bay’s offense to turn into one of the league’s best. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t have a ton of help around him as it is, and there’s a chance that both Davante Adams and Geronimo Allison will be forced to sit with injuries.

The Raiders’ wins have come against teams that all rank in the bottom 10 in yards per play. The Packers haven’t been much better than those opponents, ranking 18th in yards per play and 17th in total offense. 

Rodgers has only thrown for 300 yards once. Nineteen quarterbacks, including Carr, have a better passer rating in 2019.

The Packers’ defense is still above average, though it hasn’t been as impressive now that the unit has faced legitimate offenses. Green Bay is 18th in opponents’ yards per play overall, and only two teams have allowed more yards per play than the Packers in their last three games. 

Green Bay is ninth in scoring defense. Oakland is 21st in points allowed per game.

The Packers are tied for fourth with seven interceptions. Carr hasn’t been picked off in his last two games. 

If the Raiders can avoid turning the ball over multiple times, they can keep this one close until the end.

Prediction: Green Bay over Oakland, 23-20