NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Pick for Oakland at Buffalo

Posted by Derrick Harper on October 26, 2017 in

In the National Football League; the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills are set to get together in Week 8. The Bills are hosting the Oakland Raiders as the NFL Week 8 Odds favorite, and with both teams coming off huge wins.

The Raiders downed the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday Night Football, and are now 3-4 on the season. The Buffalo Bills are 4-2 after they beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. If the postseason started today, the Bills and Dolphins would be the wildcard teams out of the AFC. The Buffalo Bills are -2.5 over the Oakland Raiders in this game on Sunday in the National Football League.

NFL Week 8 Odds & Expert Pick for Oakland at Buffalo

  • Where: Ralph Wilson Stadium; Buffalo, NY
  • When: Sunday October 29, 2017; 12:00pm CT
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 95.7 FM (Oakland) / 96.5 FM (Buffalo)
  • Live Stream: NFL Games Pass
  • NFL Week 8 Odds: Buffalo Bills -2.5 (Over/Under at 45)

Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 7°C/45°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precipitation: 13%
  • Cloud Cover: 84%
  • Wind: 6 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Recent Head to Head (Last 9 Games)

  • Record: Raiders lead 6-3
  • Score: Raiders 29.22 / Bills 25.11
  • Rush Yards: Raiders 130.11 / Bills 115.33
  • Pass Attempts: Raiders 29.00 / Bills 37.89
  • Completion Percentage: Raiders 61.30 / Bills 59.53
  • Passing Yards: Raiders 220.11 / Bills 231.33
  • Total Yards: Raiders 350.22 / Bills 346.66
  • Turnovers: Raiders 0.89 / Bills 1.78

Why bet on the Bills NFL Week 8 Odds?

The Buffalo Bills have been one of the positive surprises in all of the National Football League. The Bills have wins over the Jets, Broncos, Falcons, and Buccaneers, with their two losses coming on the road at the Carolina Panthers and Cincinnati Bengals. After this, the Bills will have a short week at the Jets on Thursday.

Buffalo is led by their running quarterback Tyrod Taylor. The quarterback has thrown for nearly 1,200 yards but added a ton of tough runs. LeSean McCoy is having a nice season for the Bills, with 110 carries, averaging nearly 4 yards per game. The Bills rank 4th in defense, allowing less than 17 points per game.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 19.83
  • Total Yards: 298.67
  • Rush Yards: 117.67
  • Passing Yards: 181.00

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 16.83
  • Total Yards: 343.5
  • Rush Yards: 84.83
  • Passing Yards: 258.67

Why bet on the Raiders NFL Week 8 Odds?

The Oakland Raiders could use a win to even their season record, and also their record on the road. Oakland has their lone road win at the Titans in Week one, with back to back road losses at Washington and Denver. The Raiders scored just 13 points per game during the nasty four-game losing streak.

Raiders are slight underdog at the NFL Week 8 Odds.

Derek Carr has been in and out of the lineup for the Raiders at quarterback. The signal caller has 11 touchdowns on the season. Amari Cooper leads the receiving core, with Michael Crabtree out. Cooper has 3 touchdown receptions and nearly 400 yards. The Raiders are scoring 22.1 points per game.

Team Statistics

Offense

  • Average Score For: 22.14
  • Total Yards: 310.72
  • Rush Yards: 92.86
  • Passing Yards: 217.86

Defense

  • Average Score Against: 22.29
  • Total Yards: 360.57
  • Rush Yards: 113.86
  • Passing Yards: 246.71

Latest NFL Betting Trends for Week 8

  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Buffalo’s last 18 games

Expert Pick and Prediction

The Oakland Raiders certainly could use a win in this game. A road win will get them back to .500, which is very important, especially in a division where the front is coming back to the pack. The Raiders won the division last season, and have not buried themselves from winning it again this season. But, a road win is needed.

Look for a well-played, competitive football game. The Bills want to win with their defense, while the Raiders want to outscore them. In the end, Oakland picks up a massive road win. The final bet for this game is the Oakland Raiders +2.5 over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.