Buffalo Bills vs. Oakland Raiders - 10/29/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Raiders (3-4) at Buffalo Bills (4-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00 pm (New Era Field)
The Line: Buffalo Bills -2.5 -- Over/Under: 45.5 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Raiders and the Buffalo Bills face off in a week 8 NFL matchup from NewEra Field on Sunday afternoon.
The Oakland Raiders will look to climb back to .500 after taking down Kansas City in their last outing by a final score of 31-30 to get to 3-4 this season. Derek Carr threw for 417 yards and 3 touchdowns on 29 of 52 passing, while DeAndre Washington led Oakland’s ground attack with 33 yards and a touchdown on 9 carries. Amari Cooper led the team with a whopping 11 catches for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Jared Cook joined the 100-yard club himself with 6 catches for 107 yards. Jalen Richard added 4 catches while Michael Crabtree caught 3 balls for 24 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, Khalil Mack and Denico Autry combined for a sack as the lone individual highlight in an otherwise mediocre outing from the Raiders’ D, giving up 425 yard of total offense and an 8 for 15 mark on 3rd down in the win.
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The Buffalo Bills will try to build some momentum of their own to keep pace in the AFC East after improving to 4-2 this season following a 30-27 victory over the Bucs in their last outing. Tyrod Taylor threw for 268 yards and a touchdown on 20 of 33 passing, while LeSean McCoy put up 91 yards and a pair of rushing scores with his 23 carries. McCoy also led the team with 5 catches, while Deonte Thompson racked up a team-high 107 receiving yards on 4 receptions while Logan Thomas’ lone catch was a 22-yard TD grab. The Bills’ defense combined to force 3 fumbles, recovering 2 of them, while also logging a sack and an interception in the win, despite giving up 378 passing yards and 447 yards of total offense in the win.
Oakland is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 road games. Buffalo is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games while the over is 13-3 in their last 16 home games. Oakland is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams in Buffalo.
The Bills have had more success, but I think the Raiders are starting to feel comfortable again with Carr under center. Buffalo had a solid win against the Bucs, but they let Tampa come back from 17-6 down before having to rally late. As tempting as the low line is with Buffalo at home, I can’t turn down points with what I feel is the better team, so give me Oakland here.