Oakland Vs Buffalo Odds & Betting AdviceJosh Bailey
Carr and Raiders Look To Nail Down Road Upset Against Taylor and Surprising Bills in Week 8 Matchup of AFC Playoff Hopefuls
After snapping their four-game losing streak last weekend, Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders will look to pull off the road upset over Tyrod Taylor and the surprising Buffalo Buffalo Bills when the two AFC playoff hopefuls take to the gridiron for their week 8 matchup on Sunday. The Week 8 NFL betting odds favor the Bills by 2.5-points over the Raiders.
This game is going down live from NewEra Field at 1:00 PM ET while airing live on CBS. Now, let’s find out if Carr and company can get the big road upset or if Taylor and the Bills are the right pick to hold it down at home.
Oakland Radiers Vs Buffalo Bills Odds & Betting Advice
Oakland Raiders (3-4) at Buffalo Bills (4-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Where: New Era Field
Stream: CBS Sports
Odds: Buffalo -2.5
Why Bet the Oakland Raiders Odds at +2.5
Why bet the Raiders in this Week 8 matchup? Because they’re one of the most explosive teams in all of football and have a bunch of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball!
Derek Carr and the company put 31 points on the board to get past a Kansas City team that had just one loss last week and now they’re looking to put the pedal to the metal against the Bills. Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns while hooking up with gifted wide receiver Amari Cooper 11 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
If Cooper is over his yips and can keep making the tough catches Oakland will be able to spread out the stout Bills defense to expose and exploit the soft spots.
Why Bet the Buffalo Bills Odds at -2.5
The Buffalo Bills have been a surprising smart bet this season because of defense, their ability to run the ball and mistake free QB play from Taylor.
The Bills defense has been performing like they never did under former head coach and supposed ‘defensive genius’ Rex Ryan! Buffalo is limiting the opposition to just 16.8 points per game to rank fourth overall and they’ve given up more than 20 points in only one game this season.
Even though they gave up 27 points to Jameis Winston and Tampa Bay in their week 7 matchup, the Bills still managed to get the 30-27 win last week as Tyrod Taylor threw for 268 yards and a touchdown and running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Kicker Steven Hauschka nailed a 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to lift the Bills to victory.
Oakland Vs Buffalo Betting Advice
While 53 % of the betting public likes Carr and the Raiders to get the win and ATS cover as 2.5-point road dogs, I don’t see it happening if only because there’s only one team in this contest that plays any defense and it isn’t Oakland.
The Raiders are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record. On the flip side of the coin, Buffalo has gone 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
The Raiders may be the ‘sexy’ pick to get it done this season because of their high-scoring ways, but it is the Buffalo Bills and their underrated offense that will get the win and narrow ATS cover!
Pick: Buffalo -2.5