Oakland Raiders at Buffalo Bills Week 8 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/29/2017
Sunday, October 29, 2017
New Era Field
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The Buffalo Bills host the Oakland Raiders at New Era Field on Sunday, October 29, 2017. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 3 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 44.5. The Bills have an over/under record of 2-4-0 and they are 4-1-1 against the spread. The Raiders have an ATS record of 3-4-0 while their over/under record is 3-4-0.
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Valuable Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 3-4-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 3-4-0 against the spread
Important Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bills are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Buffalo Bills are 4-1-1 against the spread
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
10/20/17 RB Marshawn Lynch Suspension 1-game suspension (eligible to return 11/05 vs. Miami)
10/19/17 LB Cory James Knee is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/19/17 FB Jamize Olawale Concussion is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/19/17 LB NaVorro Bowman Acquired is probable Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/19/17 LB Marquel Lee Ankle is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/19/17 LB Nicholas Morrow Ankle is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/18/17 CB Gareon Conley Shin is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/18/17 OL Marshall Newhouse Foot is OUT Thursday vs. Kansas City
10/18/17 S Obi Melifonwu Knee IR (designated return, eligible to play week 9)
10/15/17 CB Antonio Hamilton Knee IR
10/09/17 DT Darius Latham Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 11/19 vs. New England)
09/09/17 K Sebastian Janikowski Back IR
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Key Buffalo Bills Injuries
10/22/17 CB E.J. Gaines Hamstring left last game, is "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
10/15/17 S Colt Anderson Arm IR
10/09/17 TE Charles Clay Knee out indefinitely
10/02/17 LB Ramon Humber Thumb out indefinitely
09/07/17 QB T.J. Yates Concussion IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders have run for 650 yards as a team, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. They've run 152 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 43 times for 399 yards so far this season, which has them 19th in the league in penalties. They are 12th in the NFL in points scored with 155. They have run 399 plays this season for 2,175 yards, which ranks them 19th in the league in total offense. The Raiders average 5.5 yards per play, which is 12th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 123 1st downs this year, placing them 20th overall as an offensive unit. Derek Carr averages 7 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion. He has completed 124 passes on 191 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.9%. His quarterback rating is 95.9. He has thrown for 1,341 yards this season.
The Raiders rush defense has allowed 202 attempts for 797 yards this year, putting them in 21st place in the league against the run. Oakland has committed 39 penalties for 358 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 10th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 43.7% of possessions on defense, which is 31st in the league. They are 22nd in the league in points allowed on defense with 156. They have surrendered a total of 2,524 yards on D, which is 27th in the NFL. The Raiders are ranked 28th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense has given up 7.5 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 151 passes on 219 attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense this season, placing them 22nd and 15th in the National Football League. The Oakland pass defense has also given up a total of 1,727 yards through the air, which is 24th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oakland Raiders have attempted 12 field goals this season and made 10, which is 17th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 83.3%. Oakland Raiders kickers have made 94% of their extra points, going 17 for 18 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,568 yards on 30 punts, averaging 52.3 yards per punt. That places them 1st in the NFL in punting average. Oakland is ranked 18th in the league in punt returns with 12. They've accumulated 55 punt return yards and average 4.6 yards per return, which is 29th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 13 kicks for 341 yards on special teams, ranking 7th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 26.2 yards per kick return and have a long of 49 yards this year. They are 19th in the league in all-purpose yards with 2,652.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Buffalo Bills are 25th in the National Football League in points scored with 119. They have run 379 plays this year for 1,792 yards, which ranks them 29th in the NFL in total offense. The Bills average 4.7 yards per play, which is 27th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this season, ranking them 31st overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Buffalo has run for 706 yards as a unit, which ranks 17th in the league. They've run 191 times, averaging 3.7 yards per rush as a unit. The Bills have been penalized on offense 38 times for 324 yards so far this year, which has them 27th in the NFL in penalties. Tyrod Taylor has passed for 1,178 yards this year. He's completed 105 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating this season is 91.8. He averages 11.2 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt.
Buffalo is 2nd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 101. They have given up a total of 2,059 yards on D, which is 13th in the league. The Bills are 14th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 6.3 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 18th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 148 throws on 233 attempts against the Buffalo defense this season, ranking them 19th and 20th in the league. The Bills pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,552 yards in the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 147 attempts for 507 yards this season, putting them in 4th place in the NFL against the run. The Buffalo Bills have had 36 penalties for 352 yards on defense this year. That places them 9th in the league. They've allowed a score on 32.4% of possessions on defense, which is 10th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Buffalo is 25th in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 98 punt return yards and are averaging 9.8 yards per return, which is 12th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 40 yards. They have returned 8 kicks for 180 yards on special teams, placing them 22nd in kick return yardage. The Bills average 22.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 27 yards this season. They are 31st in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 2,162. The Buffalo Bills have tried 16 field goals this season and made 14, which is 10th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 87.5%. Buffalo kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 11 for 11 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,385 yards on 30 punts, averaging 46.2 yards per punt. That ranks them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Bills NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +3
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