The Oakland Raiders are tied for the best record in the AFC and look stay in the win column when they face the desperate Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The NFL Week 13 betting line favors the Raiders by a FG. Kick-off is this Sunday, December 4 at 4:05 PM ET on CBS from Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.
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Buffalo Bills Vs Oakland Raiders Line
What: Buffalo Bills (6-5) at Oakland Raiders (9-2)
When: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Start Time: 4:05 PM ET
Where: Oakland, CA
Stadium: Oakland Coliseum
Spread: Raiders -3
Moneyline: Buffalo +155 vs Oakland -175
Game Total: 49.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Buffalo vs Oakland
Why Bet The Buffalo Bills To Beat The Raiders
The Buffalo Bills have won two in a row and enter December with a winning record for the second time in three years, but just the third time since 1999, their last playoff season. They are currently ninth in the conference standings and one game back of the final wild-card spot.. They are 6-5 SU and 5-5-1 ATS this season. They average 25.5 points per game (8th) and allow 21.5 points per game (12th).
The Bills average 182.5 passing yards per game (32nd). QB Tyrod Taylor (2101 yards, 11 TDs & 4 INTs) completed 12 of 18 passes for 166 yards and one touchdown in the 28-21 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. That win saw the return of WR Sammy Watkins after nine weeks on the sideline due to aggravating an injury to his surgically repaired left foot. He caught three balls for 80 yards against the Jags. He did miss practice this week due to foot soreness, but he is expected to start.
Buffalo averages 157.4 rushing yards per game (1st) split between RB LeSean McCoy (157 car, 819 yards, 9 TDs) and QB Tyrod Taylor (70 car, 439 yards, 5 TDs). They have combined for over 1200 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns this season.
Buffalo has the 10th-ranked total defense in the NFL. They allow 228.0 passing yards per game (8th) and 114.2 rushing yards per game (21st). Zach Brown has 107 tackles and Lorenzo Alexander 10.0 sacks.
Why Bet The Oakland Raiders To Beat The Bills
The Oakland Raiders have won five in a row and is poised to end its own 13-season playoff drought, which is tied with Cleveland for the second-longest in the NFL behind Buffalo (16 seasons). They are 9-2 SU and 7-4 ATS this season. They average 27.9 points per game (5th) and allow 25.0 points per game (23rd).
The Raiders average 278.9 passing yards per game (4th). QB Derek Carr (3115 yards, 22 TDs & 5 INTs) has led five fourth-quarter comebacks, most recently in last week’s 35-32 victory over the Carolina Panthers after dislocating the pinkie finger in his throwing hand. He wore a glove on his right hand during practice this week but said he will have "no limitations’ for Sunday’s game.
"It’s doing great, thank you," Carr said when asked about the pinkie. "How’s yours?"
WR Amari Cooper (66 rec, 922 yards, 3 TDs) is the leading receiver on the team. WR Michael Crabtree (60 rec, 711 yards, 6 TDs) is a TD beast. Last week, Seth Roberts (29 rec, 314 yards, 5 TDs) emerged as a viable 3rd target in the passing game. Oakland averages 112.4 rushing yards per game (10th). RB Latavius Murray (120 car, 471 yards, 9 TDs) has been outstanding in finding the end zone.
Oakland has the 28th-ranked total defense. The Raiders allow 273.0 passing yards per game (28th) and 116.9 rushing yards per game (26th). Malcolm Smith has 67 tackles, and Khalil Mack has 9.0 sacks.
Betting Trends For This Matchup:
- Buffalo is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
- Buffalo is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
- Buffalo is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
- Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
- Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Raiders continue in to bask in the love in the form of public bets, even though they dipped to 7-4 ATS as they failed to cover as 3.5-point home favorites over the Panthers last week.
This Buffalo Vs Oakland line has mostly wavered between -3/-3.5 in favor of the Raiders all week, but sharp money has hit the Bills every time they hit +3.5.
My final score prediction is Buffalo 24, Oakland 26.