Falcons vs. Raiders Pick

NFL Week 2 Picks: Atlanta Falcons vs. Oakland Raiders 9/18/16

Will it be a high-scoring affair in Oakland this Sunday when the Raiders host the Falcons at 4:25PM ET?

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Raiders are 4.5-point home favorites versus the Falcons while the over/under currently sits at 49 points. Both the side of the total have moved in this matchup, as the Raiders went from -5.5 down to -4.5, while the over/under went from 48 down a full point down to 49.

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ATLANTA: The Falcons were a small upset victim last Sunday at home, losing 31-24 as a 2.5-point favorite against the Buccaneers. Matt Ryan had a good performance, completing 27-of-39 passes for 334 yards with two touchdowns and no picks, but he had no help in the running game. Tevin Coleman rushed eight times for 22 yards while Devonta Freeman rushed for just 20 yards on 11 carries. Coleman did lead the team in receiving, catching five passes for 95 yards.

OAKLAND: The Raiders came from behind to beat the Saints 35-34 as a 2.5-point road underdog in Week 1. Derek Carr found Seth Roberts on a 10-yard passing touchdown with under a minute remaining in the game to get the Raiders within one point of tying the game. Instead of kicking the extra point, head coach Jack Del Rio called for a two-point conversion, which Carr completed on a pass to Michael Crabtree. Carr completed 24-of-38 passes for 319 yards with a one touchdown.

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OUR PICK: The Falcons have a better defense than the Saints but they have zero pass rush, so Carr should have another big game. The over is 8-3 in the Falcons' last 11 games in September and 5-0 in the Raiders' last five games in September. The over is also 8-2 in the Raiders' last 10 games coming off a win, are 22-7-2 in their last 31 games following an ATS win and is 4-1 in their last five games in Week 2.

 

NFL WEEK 2 PICK: FALCONS/RAIDERS OVER 49

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