Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders - 8/30/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oakland Raiders (6-10) at Seattle Seahawks (9-7)
NFL Football: Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm (CenturyLink Field)
The Line: Seattle Seahawks -1.5 -- Over/Under: 36 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Oakland Raiders will visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday in Week 4 NFL preseason activity.
The Raiders are coming off a 6-10 record last season, finishing in third place in the AFC West. Things will look different on the Oakland sideline this year though, as Jon Gruden makes his coaching return.
The Raiders are 2-1 in the preseason thus far, falling to the Rams and taking wins over the Lions and Packers. In the Green Bay game, Raiders QB Derek Carr was 2-for-3 for 68 yards and EJ Manuel added 87 yards on 8-of-12 passing. Chris Warren added a TD and 54 yards on the ground.
The Seahawks had a disappointing run last season, and sputtered into the gate at 9-7 in second place in the NFC West. It was Seattle’s first time failing to reach 10 wins since 2011.
Seattle is sitting at 0-3 this preseason, with losses against Indianapolis, LA and the Vikings. In the Minnesota game, Russell Wilson led the Seahawks with 11-of-21 passing for 118 yards, and Alex McGough added 140 yards, a TD and a pick through the air.
The Raiders are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games on turf, and 3-9-2 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Oakland is 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven road games and the under is 7-0 in their last seven overall.
Meanwhile, the Seahawks are 7-0-1 ATS in their last eight Thursday games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven on turf. Seattle is 1-5 ATS in their last six home games and the under is 4-0 in their last four Thursday games.
You really can’t tell much about what a team will do based on preseason numbers, but it’s a little concerning that the Seahawks haven’t managed to post a W yet. The important thing for Seattle is to make sure Wilson comes into the year firing, and he should be able to do that without much difficulty. Still, I’m going Raiders here with their top-to-bottom talent level.