Seattle Seahawks (2-3) vs Oakland Raiders (1-4)Date : 10/14/2018
Time : 1:00 pm EST
Location : Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Seattle Seahawks vs Oakland Raiders
The Seattle Seahawks will look to get back on the winning track as they travel to Oakland Alameda Coliseum in Oakland, California, to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm EST. The last time these two teams met was on November 2, 2014 when the Seahawks picked up the 30-24 home win as the Raiders covered as 13.5 road dogs while the total of 43.5 points was surpassed. The Seahawks won two straight games before falling at home in week five versus the Rams at home by a 33-31 score as the road team sealed the victory in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run by Todd Gurley II along with a field goal by Cairo Santos. The Raiders were coming off a home win versus the Cleveland Browns before entering their matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers, however, suffered the 26-10 home loss last Sunday as they could only muster 289 total yards for the game. The home team is 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings amongst these two teams while the Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in the last four meetings in Oakland. Finally, the over is 5-2 in the last seven meetings amongst these two squads.
Seattle Seahawks's Latest Performance :
The Seahawks gave up a game in which they held a 31-24 home lead after three quarters over the offensive minded Los Angeles Rams last Sunday. Their 29th ranked rush defense would allow Todd Gurley to punch in the go-ahead touchdown to give the home team a one-point lead after a missed PAT, however, Santos kicked a 39 yard field goal with 6:05 remaining in the game as the Seahawks would not have another opportunity to score. Gurley II had 77 yards for a rushing attack that culminated 155 yards total for the game while Jared Goff chipped in 321 yards along with a TD and two picks in the win for the Rams. Russell Wilson, on the other hand, finished with 198 yards and three touchdown passes for a Seattle passing game that is ranked 27th in the league with 194 yards per game. The rushing attack for Seattle, however, shined once again in gathering 190 yards as Chris Carson had 116 yards on 19 carries. Both teams had tons of return yardage with the Rams collecting 139 yards while the Seahawks ended with 118 total for the contest. Nonetheless, the Seahawks rush defense could not hold as Gurley racked up three touchdowns on the ground for the Rams.
Oakland Raiders 's Latest Performance :
Oakland’s 24th ranked rushing attack became worse in week five in only collecting 41 yards while Derek Carr ended the game with 268 yards along with a touchdown and an interception in the loss. Marshawn Lynch had 31 yards on nine carries while Martavis Bryant led the receiving corps with 91 yards on three receptions. Jordy Nelson also caught a touchdown reception for an offense that picked up only 14 first downs, allowed three sacks, along with two turnovers in the game. The problem for Oakland has been inconsistency in that they are ranked six in total yards per game yet are 21st in the league in scoring with 21.4 yards per game. Their defense has also been inconsistent in allowing 30 points per game to their opponents while ranked next to last in total yards allowed with 404 yards per game. Things may continue in this way for the Raiders if defensive tackle Frostee Rucker (neck) along with safety Karl Joseph (hamstring) and cornerback Nick Nelson (hamstring) do not return from injuries in this week’s matchup.
How Seattle Seahawks & Oakland Raiders Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Seattle is 2-2-1 ATS while the OU is 2-3
Oakland is 2-3 ATS while the OU is 2-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Seattle had the Rams where they wanted them in their last outing, however, were unable to hold in the end while Oakland continues to struggle with consistency on both sides of the ball. In all, this game will be interesting simply because both teams will plan on running the ball as the Seahawks have proven that they have difficulties stopping the run while the Oakland defense is not much better in this area. With that being said, it will be interesting to see which to team will possess the physicality and focus in which to maintain an advantage in the trenches for four quarters.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Seattle Seahawks -3
My reason for the pick :
With Carr and the Oakland offense struggling the way there are along with them matching up with a Seattle defense that is awful in defending the run, yet, are optimistic in creating turnovers, I will side with the road team in this contest. Besides, Carson has been a star in the making for Seattle and has really carried them on his back thus far in the season and I expect more of the same versus an Oakland defensive front that allows 127 yards on the ground per outing. Expect Oakland to pick up some yards in this game, however, Carr will be tamed by the 7th ranked pass defense in the league in Seattle as they allow only 226 yards passing to their opponents.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 47.5
My reason for the prediction :
The under has been the play in three of Oakland’s five games this year while also being the result in three of the last five games of Seattle as well. In addition to this, the under has been the play in two of the Seahawks three road games which leads me to back the under in this matchup as both offenses tend to rely heavily on ball control which means they run the ball consistently. With that being the case, look for a tough matchup within the trenches as both will continuously work the line of scrimmage to utilize Lynch and Carson throughout the game.
Betting trends for Seattle Seahawks:
- Seahawks are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
- Seahawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 6.
- Seahawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Betting trends for Oakland Raiders :
- Raiders are 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Raiders last 4 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
- Under is 4-0 in Raiders last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.