Sunday, December 4, 2016
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The Buffalo Bills travel to O.co Coliseum to play the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, December 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 3.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 50. The Bills are 5-6-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-3-0. The Raiders have an over/under record of 9-2-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
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Tyrod Taylor finished with 166 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 12 passes out of 18 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. The Bills were led in rushing by LeSean McCoy, who finished with 103 yards on 19 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Sammy Watkins was the team leader in receiving with a total of 80 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo got a total of 15 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 52 total plays for 304 yards for the game. The Bills ran for 153 yards on 29 attempts.
Derek Carr finished with 315 yards passing for Oakland last week. He went 26 for 38, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Raiders were led on the ground by Latavius Murray, who finished with 45 yards on 19 carries. He ended the game with an average of 2 yards per rush. Michael Crabtree led the team in receiving with 110 yards and 8 catches. He finished the game with an average of 14 yards per reception. Oakland had 22 first downs total. 5 came from running the ball and 15 came from a pass. They ran 71 total plays for 365 yards for the contest. The Raiders ran for 55 yards on 30 carries as a team.
Buffalo scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 8th in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 29 attempts for a 62% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 183 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 32nd in the league. The Bills run for an average of 157 yards per game on 30 attempts for an average of 5.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 2nd in the league. They also run 62 plays per contest and average 5.5 yards per play for an average of 340 yards per game, ranking their offense 18th overall this season. The Bills average 20 first downs per game which ranks them 18th in the NFL. They accumulate 69.5 penalty yards per game via 7.9 penalties, which ranks 6th in the league.
Buffalo allows 228 passing yards per game, ranking 8th, and they allow 21 points per contest on defense, which ranks 13th. They give up 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Bills allow 114 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 21st in the NFL. Buffalo allows 342 total yards per game including 5.4 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 10th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 63 yards per game, ranking them 27th among NFL teams.
Oakland averages 28 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 5th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 26 passes per game on 39 attempts for a 67% completion percentage. They throw for 279 yards through the air per game, ranking them 4th. The Raiders run for an average of 112 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 10th on the ground. They also run 66 plays per game and average 5.9 yards per play for a total of 391 yards per game, ranking them 5th in the league on offense. The Raiders get an average of 21 first downs per game, which ranks 10th. They average 78.8 penalty yards per game via 9.5 penalties, ranking them 1st in the NFL.
Oakland allows an average of 273 passing yards per game, which ranks 28th in the league. Their defense overall allows 25 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd. They give up 22 completions on 36 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Raiders allow 117 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 25th in the NFL. Oakland allows 390 total yards per game for an average of 6.2 yards per play, which ranks 29th in the league. They force 7.5 penalties for 73.4 yards in each contest, ranking 29th.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 8-3-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 5-6-0 this season
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 9-2-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/27/16 WR Percy Harvin Migraine "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/27/16 DT Corbin Bryant Shoulder "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/27/16 WR Robert Woods Knee "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/27/16 T Seantrel Henderson Suspension "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/27/16 WR Walter Powell Back injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/27/16 RB Mike Gillislee Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/26/16 S Robert Blanton Foot IR
11/15/16 C Eric Wood Leg IR
11/01/16 S Aaron Williams Head IR
10/14/16 WR Greg Salas Groin IR
09/02/16 TE Chris Gragg Knee IR
09/02/16 LB IK Enemkpali Knee IR
09/01/16 LB Reggie Ragland Knee IR
08/31/16 WR Kolby Listenbee Groin PUP
08/31/16 WR Marcus Easley Knee PUP
11/28/16 QB Derek Carr Hand probable Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/27/16 CB David Amerson Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
11/27/16 LB Shilique Calhoun Knee "?" Sunday vs. Buffalo
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Oakland -3.5
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