Free NFL Prediction: Raiders vs Saints Odds
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(0-0) Oakland Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints (0-0)
Date: Sunday September 11th
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
ATS Betting Lines: Saints -1
NFL Moneyline Odds: Saints -115
NFL Betting Total: 51.5
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Week 1 action sees the Oakland Raiders flying east, as they get set for battle against Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Oakland has really developed an exciting young bunch and have some expectations heading into this season as they look to steal one on the road early on.
The Raiders aren’t necessarily satisfied for happy after coming off a 7-9, 3rd place finish in the AFC West last season.
However, it certainly is something to build on after struggling for so many seasons in a row.
The Raiders made some improvements to their young bunch this past offseason and it started with the protection. Oakland bolstered their offensive line with the signing of Kelechi Osmele.
QB Derek Carr took a giant step in the right direction last year and with the acquisition of a big offensive line move, Carr could be in store for an even bigger season.
In 2015, Carr fell just short of 4000 yards while tossing 32 touchdowns.
Amari Cooper has developed a lot of chemistry with Carr, as the Raiders WR led Oakland with a 14.9 yards per catch stat in 2015.
Look for these two to really pick on a weak Saints secondary that has been a giant problem for them over the last couple seasons.
New Orleans Saints
For having one of the best QBs in the game, the Saints are extremely frustrating.
They enter this season with lower expectations than normal, as they will once again put almost all the team’s pressure on the arm of Drew Brees.
Last season, Brees finished with 4870 yards and 32 touchdowns to his credit. Take into account the group of receivers he did it with and those numbers look astounding.
Brees will have Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and rookie Michael Thomas to work with out wide this season, as both Cooks and Snead became his top 2 targets last season.
The problems from this team stem defensively.
They sat at 32nd in scoring defense and 31st in total defense last year and while they didn’t do too much to improve themselves, they still must figure things out early this season or it could lead to another disaster.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
- Raiders are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on fieldturf.
- Saints are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Saints are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games on fieldturf.
- Saints are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in September.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: New Orleans -1
The Saints have always been a tough team to play inside the Superdome.
Here in game 1 of the season, the place will be rocking, making things very difficult on the young Raiders team.
NFL Free Score Prediction: New Orleans 31 – Oakland 24
The Saints offense picks up the slack for the defense, as Brees and company put up some points and grab a Week 1 win.
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