New York Jets (4-2) at Oakland Raiders (3-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 4:05 pm (O.co Coliseum)
The Line: Oakland Raiders +2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Oakland Raiders and the New York Jets face off on Sunday in Oakland in a week 8 NFL battle of up and coming teams.
The Oakland Raiders are off to a 3-3 start and are coming off of an impressive win blowing out the Chargers in San Diego. The Raiders offense is averaging 24 points and 351 yards per game and they have a plus two turnover ratio. Raiders QB Derek Carr has completed 65.8 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Latavius Murray leads the Oakland ground attack with 421 yards and three touchdowns and Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree are the top receivers with 33 receptions each. The Raiders defense is allowing 25.5 points and 388.2 yards per game with seven interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and 11 sacks. Malcolm Smith leads the Silver and Black with 51 tackles and three sacks, and D.J. Hayden and Curtis Lofton have 33 tackles each. The Raiders have played tough and if they can stay healthy for the next 10 games they are a legitimate threat to make the playoffs.
The New York Jets are 4-2 this season and they are coming off of a tough loss at New England in a game they had many chances to win. The jets offense is averaging 25.3 points and 378.5 yards per game and they have a plus four turnover ratio. New York QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Chris Ivory leads the Jets rushing attack with 501 yards and four touchdowns and Brandon Marshall has 41 receptions and four touchdowns. The Jets defense is allowing just 17.5 points and 283.2 yards per game with eight interceptions, eight fumble recoveries, and 11 sacks. David Harris is the leader of the Jets defense with 41 tackles, Demario Davis has 37 tackles, and Darrelle Revis has three interceptions. The Jets have played it fairly conservative but the few sacks they allow and mistakes they make is what has kept them in every game this year.
The Raiders are 19-39-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 3-12-1 against the spread following a win, and 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games against a team with a winning road record. He New York Jets are 7-0-1 against the spread against the AFC, 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 5-1 against the spread following a loss. The home team is 6-2-1 against the spread in the last nine meetings of these two.
This should be a good one and with the Jets playing back-to-back weeks on the road I have to give the edge to the Raiders getting the small number.