Oakland Raiders at Seattle Seahawks Preseason NFL Picks & Predictions 8/30/2018
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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The Seattle Seahawks host the Oakland Raiders at CenturyLink Field on Thursday, August 30, 2018. The opening line for this game has Seattle as 1.5 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 36. The Seahawks had an over/under record of 7-9-0 and they were 6-9-1 against the spread last year. The Raiders had an ATS record of 5-9-2 while their over/under record was 5-11-0.
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 Seattle Seahawks Betting Trends
The Seattle Seahawks were 7-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Seattle Seahawks were 6-9-1 against the spread last year
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
Key Seattle Seahawks Injuries
08/22/18 RB Rashaad Penny Finger is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Denver
08/22/18 WR Doug Baldwin Knee is upgraded to probable Sunday vs Denver
08/22/18 RB J.D. McKissic Foot is OUT 4-6 weeks
08/03/18 DE Dion Jordan Shin is questionable Sunday vs Denver
07/26/18 S Kam Chancellor Neck is out for season
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders ran for 1,554 yards as a team last year, which ranked 25th in the NFL. They ran 370 times, 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. They were 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 301. They ran 952 plays last season 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. Derek Carr averaged 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion last season. He completed 323 passes on 515 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.7%. His quarterback rating last season was 86.4. He threw for 3,496 yards.
The Raiders rush defense allowed 433 attempts for 1,743 yards last year, putting them in 12th place in the league against the run. Oakland 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. They were 20th in the league in points allowed on defense with 373. 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 Raiders defense last season, placing them 24th and 11th in the National Football League. The Oakland pass defense also gave up a total of 3,858 yards through the air, which was 26th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
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 Raiders 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. 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.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Seattle Seahawks were 11th in the National Football League in points scored with 366 last year. They ran 1,007 plays for 5,286 yards, which ranked them 15th in the NFL in total offense. The Seahawks averaged 5.2 yards per play, which was 18th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 299 1st downs last season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Seattle ran for 1,629 yards as a unit, which ranked 23rd in the league. They ran 409 times, averaging 4 yards per rush as a unit. The Seahawks were penalized on offense 148 times for 1,342 yards last year, which had them 1st in the NFL in penalties. Russell Wilson passed for 3,983 yards last year. He completed 339 throws while attempting 553 passes for a completion percentage of 61.3%. His quarterback rating last season was 95.4. He averaged 11.7 yards per completion and 7.2 yards per pass attempt.
Seattle was 14th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 332. They gave up a total of 5,171 yards on D, which was 11th in the league. The Seahawks were 4th in yards per play allowed with 4.9. Their pass defense allowed 5.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 6th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 325 throws on 554 attempts against the Seattle defense last season, ranking them 10th and 18th in the league. The Seattle Seahawks pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,347 yards in the air, which was 6th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 452 attempts for 1,824 yards last season, putting them in 19th place in the NFL against the run. The Seahawks had 102 penalties for 878 yards on defense last year. That placed them 11th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.2% of possessions on defense, which was 14th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Seattle was 13th in the NFL in punt returns with 36 last year. They totaled 237 punt return yards and averaged 6.6 yards per return, which was 24th in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 27 yards. They returned 43 kicks for 1,004 yards on special teams, placing them 2nd in kick return yardage. The Seahawks averaged 23.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 99 yards last season. They were 10th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,849. The Seattle Seahawks tried 29 field goals last season and made 21, which was 24th in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 72.4%. Seattle kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 37 for 38 last season. Their punters accumulated 4,140 yards on 92 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranked them 15th in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Seahawks NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +1.5
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