Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2018
Monday, September 10, 2018
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Oakland Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Oakland Raiders on Monday, September 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 50. The Raiders were 5-9-2 against the spread last year and their over/under mark was 5-11-0. The Rams were 9-8-0 ATS and their over/under record was 11-6-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Rams Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Rams were 11-6-0 against the over/under last season
The Los Angeles Rams were 9-8-0 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 Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/11/18 CB Kevin Peterson ACL IR
08/03/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee is questionable Monday vs Oakland
08/03/18 DE Morgan Fox Knee is out for season
07/07/18 G Jamon Brown Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 9/23 vs LA Chargers)
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 Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,953 yards as a unit last year, which ranked 8th in the league. They ran 454 times, averaging 4.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 107 times for 922 yards last season, which had them 16th in the NFL in penalties. They were 1st in the National Football League in points scored with 478. They ran 1,000 plays last year for 5,784 yards, which ranked them 10th in the NFL in total offense. The Rams averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 7th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last season, ranking them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff completed 296 throws while attempting 477 passes for a completion percentage of 62.1% last year. He passed for 3,804 yards. He averaged 12.9 yards per completion and 8 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating last season was 100.5.
The Rams rush defense gave up 417 attempts for 1,959 yards last season, putting them in 28th place in the NFL against the run. They had 102 penalties for 808 yards on defense last year. That placed them 3rd in the league. They allowed a score on 30.6% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the NFL. Los Angeles was 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 329. They gave up a total of 5,434 yards on D, which was 19th in the league. The Rams were 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense allowed 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 11th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 324 throws on 555 attempts against the Los Angeles Rams defense last season, ranking them 8th and 20th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,475 yards in the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams tried 43 field goals last season and made 40, which was 2nd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 93.0%. Los Angeles Rams kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 48 for 51 last season. Their punters accumulated 3,113 yards on 65 punts, averaging 47.9 yards per punt. That ranked them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was 2nd in the NFL in punt returns with 45 last year. They totaled 458 punt return yards and averaged 10.2 yards per return, which was 4th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 53 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 1,001 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 25 yards per kick return and had a long of 103 yards last season. They were 3rd in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 7,435.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders were 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 301 last season. They ran 952 plays last year for 5,185 yards, which ranked them 17th in the league in total offense. The Raiders averaged 5.4 yards per play, which was 12th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 287 1st downs last year, placing them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland ran for 1,554 yards as a team, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 370 times last year, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders were penalized on offense 114 times for 1,009 yards last season, which had them 9th in the league in penalties. Derek Carr threw for 3,496 yards last season. He completed 323 passes on 515 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating last year was 86.4. He averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion.
Oakland was 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 373 last year. They surrendered a total of 5,601 yards on D, which was 23rd in the NFL. The Raiders were ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense gave up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 27th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 361 passes on 530 attempts against the Oakland defense last season, placing them 24th and 11th in the National Football League. The Oakland Raiders pass defense also gave up a total of 3,858 yards through the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense allowed 433 attempts for 1,743 yards last year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. The Raiders committed 102 penalties for 944 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 23rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 40.9% of possessions on defense, which was 32nd in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland was ranked 27th in the league in punt returns last season with 27. They accumulated 155 punt return yards and averaged 5.7 yards per return, which was 30th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 19 yards. They returned 34 kicks for 738 yards on special teams, ranking 13th in kick return yardage. The Raiders averaged 21.7 yards per kick return and had a long of 49 yards last year. They were 25th in the league in all-purpose yards with 6,208. The Oakland Raiders attempted 21 field goals last season and made 16, which was 29th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 76.2%. Oakland kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 33 for 34 last year. Their punters totaled 3,271 yards on 69 punts, averaging 47.4 yards per punt. That placed them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Rams/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +3
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