Jake Luton #6 of the Jacksonville Jaguars returns to pass during a game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on November 15, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers beat the Jaguars 24-20. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
NFL Hall of Fame Game Odds
|Date||Thursday August 4|
|Time||8 p.m. ET|
* NFL odds as of Thursday morning
NFL preseason games are already a bit sloppy. Add rain, wind or other unstable weather conditions and the Ugly Meter could reach a whole new tipping point.
Bettors meddle in Thursday’s Raiders vs Jaguars Hall of Fame game: Take this as your warning if you haven’t already read the predictions.
NFL Hall of Fame Game Weather Forecast
The two AFC teams meet in Canton, Ohio at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Weather reports in the area show thunderstorms in the late afternoon, with the possibility of “strong, gusty winds” reaching 10 mph.
There’s a 60% chance of rain and scattered thunderstorms rolling in through the evening, although winds are lighter, peaking at 6 mph. The Raiders and Jaguars kick off at 8 p.m. ET.
Las Vegas is a short favorite alongside an absurdly low over/under. A few key moves shaped those numbers earlier in the week.
The total opened 33.5, but took its first big dip on Monday when sharp coins pushed it down from 32.5 to 30.5.
The Raiders’ money, meanwhile, rolled over Tuesday. Vegas went from a pick’em to a peak of -3, before dropping back to -2.5.
While we’re mostly seeing -2.5 and 30.5 on the line and total, respectively, other stores are snagging different numbers. DraftKings, for example, lines up the Raiders -2, while FanDuel offers a 29.5 over total (you can browse and buy all the odds here).
Jake Luton will start as a quarterback for the Jaguars. He will play much of the shots with CJ Beathard and Trevor Lawrence unavailable. Second-year running back Travis Etienne will also be absent.