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NFL Week 8 Handicapping
(3-4) Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills (4-2)
Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 1:00 PM
Venue: New Era Field Buffalo, New York
Week 8 ATS Betting Lines: Bills -3
NFL Week 8 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 8 NFL Betting Total: 44.5
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We are at the midway point of the NFL season and this matchup features the Raiders traveling to New Era Field to face the surprising Bills.
The Raiders come in after a good win over the Chiefs, while the Bills won a close one at home against the Bucs.
The last time the Raiders and the Bills matched up was in 2016 when the Raiders came out with the victory 38-24.
The Raiders picked up a huge win against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football last week, and although the sit in last place in the division this will be a team that could sneak into the playoff race.
Derek Carr put up excellent numbers against the Chiefs secondary. He finished the game 29-52 for 417 yards and three touchdown passes. His timing with Amari Cooper was in rhythm all game long and will be a key matchup against the Bills secondary this week.
Carr should throw for over 300 yards and 3 scores in this AFC matchup that could have wild card implications.
DeAndre Washington didn’t run the ball well, as he carried it 9 times for 33 yards, but he will have to step up in place of Marshawn Lynch, who is serving a one game suspension. If the Raiders can’t find a way to run the ball against the Bills poor front seven it will be a long game for the O-line.
Amari Cooper could not be stopped by the Chiefs secondary, as he torched them for 11 catches, 210 yards and 2 scores. The Bills struggled against the passing game in the second half against Tampa Bay so I expect at least 1 touchdown from Cooper in this one.
The Bills offense didn’t do much until the 4th quarter last week, which seemed to spark both teams heading into the final 15 minutes of the game.
Tyrod Taylor put up good numbers throwing the ball and running with it. The dual threat QB was efficient throwing the ball, as he threw for 268 yards and a score. He also ran the ball well with 9 carries for 53 yards. He faces a strong Raiders pass rush but I expect Taylor to make plays to keep the game close.
LeSean McCoy was a complete back in this game, and beat the Bucs on the ground and in the passing game. McCoy ran the ball 23 times for 91 yards and 2 scores.
He also caught 5 passes for 31 yards. McCoy should be able to have another excellent game and I expect over 100 total yards and 2 scores in this one.
Deonte Thompson was a major deep threat for the Buffalo passing game. He hauled in 4 passes for 107 yards but did not find the end zone. The Raiders have good safeties who don’t get beat deep often, so Thompson should be a non-factor in this game.
The Bills defense gave up a lot of big plays to the Bucs talented group of weapons, highlighted by Rookie OJ Howard grabbing 2 touchdown passes. If the defense can’t slow down the talented Raiders receivers then it could be an ugly game.
NFL Betting Trends:
- Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
- Raiders are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 8.
- Bills are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Bills are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following an ATS loss.
- Over is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Buffalo.
- Over is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 meetings.
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Bills -3
The Raiders offense was red hot against K.C., and should continue that trend this week.
NFL Free Week 8 Score Prediction: Oakland 38 – Buffalo 31
Carr and Cooper will continue their strong play and get Oakland to .500.
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