Oakland Raiders Top NFL Betting Spreads Week 1-16

Oakland Raiders Top NFL Betting Spreads Week 1-16

Written by on June 23, 2016

The Oakland Raiders are one of the most exciting teams going into the 2016 NFL season. Their tandem of quarterback Derek Carr and wideout Amari Cooper improved by leaps and bounds. Given the fact that the Denver Broncos think that Mark Sanchez can run their offense adequately while Paxton Lynch matures into an NFL quarterback, the San Diego Chargers have aging Phillip Rivers at the helm (and had an awful 2015) and the Chiefs are relying on a pedestrian quarterback in Alex Smith who has a difficult time throwing the ball down the field, the Raiders might have the best offense in the AFC West this season. Let’s take a look at some of Oakland’s top NFL betting spreads for this season.

In Depth Report on the Oakland Raiders Top NFL Betting Spreads Week 1-16

Week 1: Oakland at New Orleans (PK)

Neither team plays all that much defense. Can the Raiders go into the Superdome and steal a win from the voodoo nation down there? Drew Brees is likely headed to the Hall of Fame, but he did look his age last year. I like the Raiders to enter the season with a ton of momentum. Will the Saints? They’ve gotten off to slow starts the last couple of seasons. I like Oakland to win. The point total for this game right now is 50. Given that there isn’t a lot of defense going on for either team, I like the over too.

Week 3: Oakland (-2.5) at Tennessee

The Titans added DeMarco Murray to their backfield this season, which will take some of the pressure off Marcus Mariota. However, the Titans haven’t done much to upgrade that offensive line, and their defense is still a real mess. So while Mariota won’t be running for his life as much, the Titans are still a long way from contending. Carr and Cooper should have plenty of room to operate in this game. I like the Raiders to win.

Week 7: Oakland at Jacksonville (PK)

Love the Jaguars, love Blake Bortles. In fact, the Jags and the Raiders have a lot in common — young, up-and- coming quarterbacks, defenses that are a work in progress but are getting stronger, so this line makes sense to me. I can see this game turning into a bit of a shootout as Bortles and Carr try to outduel each other. Because this game is three hours east of Oakland, though, I think that travel will take its toll — and the Jaguars will have enough to stop the Raiders. I like Jacksonville to win.

Week 12: Carolina (-3) at Oakland

The Raiders are an exciting team, and they’ve found ways to knock off some teams above them in the standings — when they catch those teams napping. The Panthers will not be napping at all this season after falling so hard in Super Bowl 50. Cam Newton is still a force to be reckoned with at quarterback, and the Panthers might have the best defense in the NFC, if Seattle falls off a step. I like the Panthers to win and cover.