Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/19/2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Oakland Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Oakland Raiders on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland as 4 point favorites. The total has been set at 40. The Raiders were 10-7-0 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 12-5-0. The Rams were 4-11-1 ATS and their over/under record was 7-9-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 4-11-1 against the spread last year
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders were 12-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Raiders were 10-7-0 against the spread last year
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/04/17 DT Dominique Easley Knee out for season
07/30/17 WR Mike Thomas Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-4
07/30/17 CB Troy Hill Suspension expected to miss weeks 1-3
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
07/30/17 DE Jihad Ward Foot PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,252 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 31st in the league. They ran 375 times, averaging 3.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 126 times for 1,091 yards last season, which had them 3rd in the NFL in penalties. They were 32nd in the National Football League in points scored with 224. They ran 960 plays last year for 4,203 yards, which ranked them 32nd in the NFL in total offense. The Rams averaged 4.4 yards per play, which was 32nd in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 245 1st downs last season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff completed 112 throws while attempting 205 passes for a completion percentage of 54.6% last year. He passed for 1,089 yards. He averaged 9.7 yards per completion and 5.3 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 63.6 and his QBR was 22.2.
The Rams rush defense gave up 424 attempts for 1,660 yards last season, putting them in 16th place in the NFL against the run. They had 108 penalties for 920 yards on defense last year. That placed them 15th in the league. They allowed a score on 31.3% of possessions on defense, which was 6th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 23rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 394. They gave up a total of 5,392 yards on D, which was 9th in the league. The Rams were 10th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense allowed 6.1 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 10th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 378 throws on 582 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense last season, ranking them 25th and 21st in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,732 yards in the air, which was 10th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders were 7th in the NFL in points scored with 416 last season. They ran 1,048 plays last year for 5,973 yards, which ranked them 6th in the league in total offense. The Raiders averaged 5.7 yards per play, which was 10th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last year, placing them 13th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland ran for 1,922 yards as a team, which ranked 6th in the NFL. They ran 434 times last year, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 147 times for 1,247 yards last season, which had them 1st in the league in penalties. Derek Carr threw for 3,937 yards last season. He completed 357 passes on 560 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.8%. His QBR last year was 62.1 while is quarterback rating was 96.7. He averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion.
Oakland was 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 385 last year. They surrendered a total of 6,001 yards on D, which was 26th in the NFL. The Raiders were ranked 32nd in yards per play allowed with 6.1. Their pass defense gave up 7.3 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 32nd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 328 passes on 541 attempts against the Oakland defense last season, placing them 5th and 6th in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders pass defense also gave up a total of 4,120 yards through the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 421 attempts for 1,881 yards last year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. The Raiders committed 115 penalties for 1,062 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 30th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 35.3% of possessions on defense, which was 17th in the league.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders -4
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