Bucs vs. Raiders Week 9 Odds
OAKLAND, CA (The Spread) – A pair of 3-4 teams will square off in Oakland on Sunday when the Raiders host the Buccaneers at 4:05.
TAMPA BAY: The Buccaneers were impressive last Thursday night in Minnesota when they beat the Vikings 36-17. Josh Freeman completed 19-of-36 passes for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, while Doug Martin stole the show with his 135-yard rushing performance. The rookie back also scored one touchdown on the ground and one through their air while catching three passes for 79 yards. The win improved the Bucs’ record to 3-4 straight up and 5-2 against the spread as they covered as a 5.5-point underdog. Tampa Bay has now covered the number in two of its last three games while the over has hit in four straight games.
OAKLAND: The Raiders soundly beat the Chiefs 26-16 last Sunday in Kansas City. Carson Palmer completed 14-of-28 passes for 209 yards with two touchdowns and one interception, while Darren McFadden rushed for 114 yards on 29 carries. Denarius Moore also caught five passes for 96 yards and one touchdown, while Darrius Heyward-Bey’s lone reception went for 32 yards and a touchdown. The Raiders are now 3-4 overall and 3-4 against the spread, as they’ve covered in two of their last three games.
ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed the Raiders as 1-point favorites over the Bucs, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 46.5 points. Tampa Bay is 3-4 overall and 1-2 on the road, while Oakland is 3-4 overall and 2-1 at home.
TRENDS: The over is 4-0-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams while the home team is 4-1 against the spread in the last five meetings between these two teams. The Raiders are also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games in Week 9 and 9-4 ATS in their last four games following an ATS win.