Oakland Raiders at Arizona Cardinals Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/12/2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
University of Phoenix Stadium
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The Arizona Cardinals host the Oakland Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, August 12, 2017. The opening line for this game has Arizona as 1 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36. The Cardinals had an over/under record of 10-6-0 and they were 6-10-0 against the spread last year. The Raiders had an ATS record of 10-7-0 while their over/under record was 12-5-0.
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Valuable 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
Important Arizona Cardinals Betting Trends
The Arizona Cardinals were 10-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Arizona Cardinals were 6-10-0 against the spread last year
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
07/30/17 DE Jihad Ward Foot PUP
Key Arizona Cardinals Injuries
07/22/17 LB Deone Bucannon Ankle PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders ran for 1,922 yards as a team last year, which ranked 6th in the NFL. They ran 434 times, averaging 4.4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 147 times for 1247 yards last season, which had them 1st in the league in penalties. They were 7th in the NFL in points scored with 416. They ran 1,048 plays last season 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. Derek Carr averaged 7.0 yards per pass attempt and 11.0 yards per completion 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 threw for 3,937 yards.
The Raiders rush defense allowed 421 attempts for 1,881 yards last year, putting them in 23rd place in the league against the run. Oakland committed 115 penalties for 1062 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. They were 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 385. 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 Raiders defense last season, placing them 5th and 6th in the National Football League. The Oakland pass defense also gave up a total of 4,120 yards through the air, which was 24th overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Arizona Cardinals were 6th in the National Football League in points scored with 418 last year. They ran 1,086 plays for 5,868 yards, which ranked them 9th in the NFL in total offense. The Cardinals averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 19th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 368 1st downs last season, ranking them 3rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Arizona ran for 1,732 yards as a unit, which ranked 18th in the league. They ran 399 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Cardinals were penalized on offense 104 times for 889 yards last year, which had them 20th in the NFL in penalties.
Arizona was 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 362. They gave up a total of 4,883 yards on D, which was 2nd in the league. The Cardinals were 2nd in yards per play allowed with 4.8. Their pass defense allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 344 throws on 547 attempts against the Arizona defense last season, ranking them 10th and 9th in the league. The Arizona Cardinals pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,365 yards in the air, which was 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 424 attempts for 1,518 yards last season, putting them in 9th place in the NFL against the run. The Cardinals had 123 penalties for 1,010 yards on defense last year. That placed them 27th in the league. They allowed a score on 32.5% of possessions on defense, which was 9th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Cardinals NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +2
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