Atlanta Vs Oakland Spread & ATS Pick

Atlanta Vs Oakland Spread & ATS Pick

After a do-or-die 2-point conversion that put the Oakland Raiders up by 1-point the NFL week 2 betting spread favors the Black & Silver by 4.5-points to beat the Atlanta Falcons.

The game kicks-off this Sunday, September 18th,  at 4:25 PM ET from the Oakland Coliseum.

How To Bet The Atlanta Falcons Vs Oakland Raiders NFL Week 2 Spread

What: Atlanta Falcons (0-1) at Oakland Raiders (1-0)
When: Sunday, September 18, 2016
Start Time: 4:25 PM ET   
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Spread: Raiders -4.5
Moneyline: Falcons +180 Vs Raiders -210
Game Total: 47
Watch: CBS
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Atlanta vs Oakland

Why Bet The Atlanta Falcons To Beat The Raiders

Betting on the Falcons is turning into a losing proposition over the last few years. Even with talent like Matty Ryan, Julio Jones & Devonta Freeman, the Falcons find new ways to lose games.

Matt Ryan threw for 27-39 for 334 yards, and two scores, which are serviceable numbers. He spread the ball with eight different receivers catching the ball. WR Julio Jones only had 66 yards and a score, which is below par for the Pro-Bowl receiver. Expect him to go off this week.

Where the Falcons failed was in the rush attack. After Freeman dominated last season, while Atlanta rushed for a total of 52 yards last week. If Falcons can get the run game going again this team can win 10-12 games.

The Falcons are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 2 and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as an underdog.

Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Falcons

The Raiders are finally back after a decade of basement dwelling. The front office has made the right decisions from drafting, free agency and the biggest coup was the signing of HC Jack Del Rio.

QB Derek Carr showed he can be a franchise QB against the Saints last week. Carr completed 24 of 38 passes for 319 yards, and one touchdown. He converted a crucial two-point conversion late in the game that proved to be the clinching point.

Carr is ready to tear the Falcons D apart after seeing what the Bucs did to them last week. Nobody in Atlanta’s secondary can matchup with the Raiders playmakers. WR Amari Cooper had 137 receiving yards against the Saints. Michael Crabtree added 87 yards and the crucial 2-point conversion. Expect both to find the end zone.

Betting Trends Related To This Matchup

  • Atlanta is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 11 games
  • Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Oakland is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 16 games at home
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Atlanta

ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

The first half will be a tight game, but the Raiders D, especially the front 7, will be the difference in this game over four quarters.

My final score prediction is Atlanta 21, Oakland 31.

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