Raiders vs. Bucs Pick
Will the Raiders and Bucs light up the scoreboard this Sunday when the two teams clash at 1:00PM ET?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Bucs are 1.5-point home favorites versus the Raiders after opening as a 1-point fave. As for the total, the number hit the board at 49 and that's where it currently sits at the majority of online and Vegas sports books.
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The Raiders are now 5-2 on the season and share first place in the AFC West with the Broncos after beating the Jaguars 33-16 as a 2-point road dog last Sunday. It was Oakland's fourth win in five games and the first time the Raiders have covered in their last three contests. On top of being 5-2 straight up, the Raiders are 4-3 at the betting window this season.
The Buccaneers enter play this week having won back-to-back games and covering as an underdog in each contest. They're 3-3 on the year and only a game back of the Falcons, who they beat in Week 1, in the NFC South Division. Tampa Bay is also 3-3 against the spread this season, with all three of the team's covers coming as an underdog.
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OUR PREDICTION: The over has been a great bet in this series, going 5-0-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams. The over is also 12-3 in the Bucs' last 15 games in October and 6-2 in their last eight games after accumulating more than 350 total yards in their previous game. On the other side, the over is 5-2 in the Raiders' last seven games overall and is 11-3 in their last 14 games following a straight up win.
NFL WEEK 8 PREDICTION: RAIDERS/BUCS OVER 49