Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Rams Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/18/2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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The Oakland Raiders head to Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to play the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday, August 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 3 point favorites. The total has been set at 40.5. The Raiders were 5-9-2 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 5-11-0. The Rams were 9-8-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 11-6-0.
Valuable 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
Important 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
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
08/03/18 T Donald Penn Foot PUP
08/03/18 DT Eddie Vanderdoes Knee is "?" Monday vs LA Rams
08/03/18 CB Gareon Conley Hip is "?" Monday vs LA Rams
Key Los Angeles Rams Injuries
08/03/18 DT Dominique Easley Knee is "?" 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)
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 Raiders defense last season, ranking them 24th and 11th in the league. The Oakland 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 Raiders 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.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Rams ran for 1,953 yards as a team last year, which ranked 8th in the NFL. They ran 454 times, averaging 4.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Rams were penalized on offense 107 times for 922 yards last season, which had them 16th in the league in penalties. They were 1st in the NFL in points scored with 478. They ran 1,000 plays last season for 5,784 yards, which ranked them 10th in the league in total offense. The Rams averaged 5.8 yards per play, which was 7th in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 311 1st downs last year, placing them 16th overall as an offensive unit. Jared Goff averaged 8 yards per pass attempt and 12.9 yards per completion last season. He completed 296 passes on 477 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.1%. His quarterback rating last year was 100.5. He threw for 3,804 yards.
The Rams rush defense allowed 417 attempts for 1,959 yards last year, putting them in 28th place in the league against the run. Los Angeles committed 102 penalties for 808 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 3rd in the NFL. They gave up a score on 30.6% of possessions on defense, which was 8th in the league. They were 12th in the league in points allowed on defense with 329. They surrendered a total of 5,434 yards on D, which was 19th in the NFL. The Rams were ranked 19th in yards per play allowed with 5.3. Their pass defense gave up 5.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 11th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 324 passes on 555 attempts against the Los Angeles defense last season, placing them 8th and 20th in the National Football League. The Los Angeles Rams pass defense also gave up a total of 3,475 yards through the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Rams attempted 43 field goals last season and made 40, which was 2nd in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 93.0%. Los Angeles kickers made 94% of their extra points, going 48 for 51 last year. Their punters totaled 3,113 yards on 65 punts, averaging 47.9 yards per punt. That placed them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles was ranked 2nd in the league in punt returns last season with 45. They accumulated 458 punt return yards and averaged 10.2 yards per return, which was 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 53 yards. They returned 40 kicks for 1,001 yards on special teams, ranking 3rd in kick return yardage. The Rams averaged 25 yards per kick return and had a long of 103 yards last year. They were 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,435.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Rams NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rams -3
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