Jets vs. Raiders Prediction
Jack Del Rio's Raiders are a good bet to beat the Jets today at 4:05PM ET but will they cover the double-digits?
Who: Jets (0-1) at Raiders (1-0)
When: 4:05PM ET, Sunday, September 17
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Raiders are 13.5-point home favorites versus the Jets after opening as a 10-point favorite. As for the total, the over/under currently sits at 43.5 points, which was also the opening number.
New York Jets Betting Trends
The Jets have failed to cover in six of their last eight road games and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games played in the month of September. They're also winless at 0-5 at the betting window in their last five road games versus a team with a winning home record.
Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Raiders have covered the spread in five of their last six games played in the month of September and are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games played at home. They're also 7-3 at the betting window in their last 10 games versus AFC opponents.
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OUR PREDICTION: As I often mention in my college football predictions, I like to take underdogs that I know are at least going to be competitive. That doesn't describe the Jets, however. They have zero redeeming qualities and will be in the running for next year's No. 1 pick throughout all of 2017. The Raiders are at home, seemingly have an improved defense, and a new-look running game thanks to Marshawn Lynch. This should be a bloodbath today in Oakland.
NFL WEEK 2 PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS -13.5