Seahawks at Raiders NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Preview & Odds

Posted by Peter Boysen on August 30, 2017 in

Week 4 of the National Football League preseason schedule is here – and the Seattle Seahawks will take on the Oakland Raiders. This game, and all the preseason games for Week 4 are on Thursday night. The Seattle Seahawks are looking to stay perfect, and the Oakland Raiders are looking to win their first game.

The Raiders are coming off a loss on the road at the Dallas Cowboys. Before that, Oakland lost games at Arizona and at home to the Los Angeles Rams. Oakland will start the season on the road at Tennessee. For Seattle, they are one of four unbeaten teams in the preseason schedule. The Seahawks are -1.5 in this game.

Seahawks at Raiders NFL Preseason Week 4 Betting Preview & Odds

When: Thursday August 31, 2017; 9:00pm CT
Where: Oakland Coliseum; Oakland, CA
TV: NFL Network
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle (Seattle) / 95.7 The GAME  (Oakland)
Stream Option: NFL Live
 NFL  Odds: Oakland Raiders -3

Why Bet on Oakland Raiders?

The end of the Oakland Raiders season in 2016 came when Derek Carr was injured. Carr then signed a massive contract in the off-season, and is healthy and ready to go. Carr signed a five year deal for more than $125M. The Raiders a season ago passed for more than 253 yards per game.

The run game for the Raiders was solid as well. They ranked near the top with 120 yards per game. The running back game for the Raiders added hometown favorite Marshawn Lynch in the off-season. A season ago, the Oakland Raiders scored 26 points per game, while allowing more than 24.

Why Bet on Seattle Seahawks?

Seattle play their Week 1 game on the road at the Green Bay Packers. That’s one of the best matchups during the opening week of preseason. After that, Seattle will come home and host San Francisco. The Seahawks are looking to get their top defensive end Frank Clark back after he has missed the preseason.

Is Seattle a safe bet in this NFL Preseason matchup?

Russell Wilson is back as the starting quarterback for Seattle. A season ago, the Seahawks were 10th in the league in passing with more than 257 yards per game. The Seahawks scored 22 points per game on the offensive end, and allowed just 18.3 per game. That was the best in the league.

Expert Pick & Prediction

The Seattle Seahawks and Oakland Raiders are both coming off a season ago where they reached the postseason. The Raiders could have gone further in the postseason, had they not lost Derek Carr. Much of the same band of characters are back for the Raiders this season as well.The problem here – is Seattle is already in regular season mode. Pete Carroll likes to win at every game he plays. Look for Seattle to step down on the gas once again in this game. The Seahawks are going to win this game. Bet on Seattle -1.5 over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday.