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.
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.
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