Green Bay Packers at Oakland Raiders Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/24/2018
Friday, August 24, 2018
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The Oakland Raiders host the Green Bay Packers at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, August 24, 2018. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 2.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 45. The Raiders had an over/under record of 5-11-0 and they were 5-9-2 against the spread last year. The Packers had an ATS record of 7-9-0 while their over/under record was 11-5-0.
Valuable Green Bay Packers Betting Trends
The Green Bay Packers were 11-5-0 against the over/under last season
The Green Bay Packers were 7-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders were 5-11-0 against the over/under last season
The Oakland Raiders were 5-9-2 against the spread last year
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
08/10/18 LB Jake Ryan Knee IR
08/05/18 T David Bakhtiari Ankle is probable Sunday vs Chicago
08/03/18 T Bryan Bulaga Knee is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
08/03/18 S Kentrell Brice Ankle is questionable Sunday vs Chicago
07/07/18 RB Aaron Jones Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs Washington)
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
08/17/18 DE Khalil Mack Holdout is out indefinitely
08/03/18 T Donald Penn Foot PUP
08/03/18 DT Eddie Vanderdoes Knee is questionable Monday vs LA Rams
08/03/18 CB Gareon Conley Hip is questionable Monday vs LA Rams
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Green Bay Packers ran for 1,724 yards as a team last year, which ranked 17th in the NFL. They ran 386 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Packers were penalized on offense 96 times for 789 yards last season, which had them 25th in the league in penalties. They were 21st in the NFL in points scored with 320. They ran 999 plays last season for 4,891 yards, which ranked them 26th in the league in total offense. The Packers averaged 4.9 yards per play, which was 25th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 307 1st downs last year, placing them 18th overall as an offensive unit. Aaron Rodgers averaged 7 yards per pass attempt and 10.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 154 passes on 238 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 97.2. He threw for 1,675 yards.
The Packers rush defense allowed 464 attempts for 1,793 yards last year, putting them in 17th place in the league against the run. Green Bay committed 94 penalties for 832 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 6th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 40.2% of possessions on defense, which was 31st in the league. They were 26th in the league in points allowed on defense with 384. They surrendered a total of 5,582 yards on D, which was 22nd in the NFL. The Packers were ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.5. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 29th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 348 passes on 513 attempts against the Green Bay Packers defense last season, placing them 21st and 6th in the National Football League. The Green Bay pass defense also gave up a total of 3,789 yards through the air, which was 23rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Green Bay Packers attempted 19 field goals last season and made 15, which was 32nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 78.9%. Green Bay Packers kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 33 for 35 last year. Their punters totaled 3,155 yards on 71 punts, averaging 44.4 yards per punt. That placed them 20th in the NFL in punting average. Green Bay was ranked 29th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 289 punt return yards and averaged 10.7 yards per return, which was 2nd in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 65 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 761 yards on special teams, ranking 10th in kick return yardage. The Packers averaged 21.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 34 yards last year. They were 21st in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,306.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders were 23rd in the National Football League in points scored with 301 last year. They ran 952 plays for 5,185 yards, which ranked them 17th in the NFL in total offense. The Raiders averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 12th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland ran for 1,554 yards as a unit, which ranked 25th in the league. They ran 370 times, averaging 4.2 yards per rush as a unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 114 times for 1,009 yards last year, which had them 9th in the NFL in penalties. Derek Carr passed for 3,496 yards last year. He completed 323 throws while attempting 515 passes for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 86.4. He averaged 10.8 yards per completion and 6.8 yards per pass attempt.
Oakland was 20th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 373. They gave up a total of 5,601 yards on D, which was 23rd in the league. The Raiders were 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense allowed 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 361 throws on 530 attempts against the Oakland defense last season, ranking them 24th and 11th in the league. The Oakland Raiders pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,858 yards in the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 433 attempts for 1,743 yards last season, putting them in 12th place in the NFL against the run. The Raiders had 102 penalties for 944 yards on defense last year. That placed them 23rd in the league. They allowed a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which was 32nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland was 27th in the NFL in punt returns with 27 last year. They totaled 155 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 30th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 19 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 738 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Raiders averaged 21.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 49 yards last season. They were 25th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,208. The Oakland Raiders tried 21 field goals last season and made 16, which was 29th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 76.2%. Oakland kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,271 yards on 69 punts, averaging 47.4 yards per punt. That ranked them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Packers/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Packers +2.5
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