49ers game Sunday: Niners vs. Raiders odds and prediction for NFL New Year’s Day game

Austin Howard #77 of the Oakland Raiders and Aaron Lynch #59 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Austin Howard #77 of the Oakland Raiders and Aaron Lynch #59 of the San Francisco 49ers (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

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The 49ers get to spend New Year 2023 in Vegas as they prepare to face the Raiders, who are completely out of the playoff picture.

The San Francisco 49ers are certainly riding a hot streak as they begin to wrap up their 2022 regular-season campaign.

Well, 2022 as a whole.

With an eight-game win streak under their belts, including a second-half surge in the 37-20 Week 16 dismantling of the Washington Commanders, the Niners now look to re-spark what used to be a fruitful Bay Area rivalry in Week 17.

Only the Las Vegas Raiders don’t exactly command that Northern California appeal any longer after moving to the Silver State prior to 2020.

Regardless, there figures to be plenty of San Francisco fans in attendance for a New Year’s Day matinee at Allegiant Stadium against a 6-9 Vegas squad that has won three of its last five games but is also coming off a frustrating loss on the road to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Saturday.

Armed with a bottom-performing defense, can the 49ers maintain their hot streak with rookie quarterback Brock Purdy under center?

49ers vs. Raiders betting odds Week 17

The Niners are 5.5-point favorites for this Week 17 road contest, according to the oddsmakers over at WynnBET.

San Francisco’s opening moneyline is -237, while Las Vegas’ moneyline is +195.

The over/under for the game is 47.0.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

49ers vs. Raiders prediction Week 17

The longer the 49ers’ win streak goes, the more likely it seems it’ll end at some point soon, and perhaps that’ll take place against a frustrated Raiders team that wants nothing more than to spoil each opponent’s last surge toward the postseason.

At the No. 12 spot in the AFC playoff picture, and with only seven teams in the conference going, it’s safe to say Las Vegas is wrapping up its final two games of the year.

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Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Davante Adams could be proverbial thorns in the side of the Niners defense, and running back Josh Jacobs has been outstanding this season.

Considering that No. 1 defense, though, San Francisco is more than equipped to limit any damage Carr, Adams and Jacobs might be able to do.

Las Vegas can’t respond, defensively, and that potentially points to the 49ers winning their ninth game in a row, which means our opening prediction is the Niners pulling off a 27-21 road victory over the Raiders for a New Years’ celebration.

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