Oakland Raiders (1-6) vs San Francisco 49’ers (1-7)Date : 11/01/2018
Time : 8:20 pm EST
Location : Levi’s Stadium, San Francisco, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Oakland Raiders vs San Francisco 49’ers
Two teams that have been on the losing end in their last few outings will meet at Levi’s Stadium in San Francisco, California, as the Oakland Raiders will battle the San Francisco 49’ers on Thursday night at 8:20 pm EST to begin the week nine NFL slate. The Raiders are coming off a 42-28 home loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday as Marlon Mack scored two rushing touchdowns in the final period while Andrew Luck threw for a touchdown pass after the Raiders rallied to take a 28-21 lead. The Niners also suffered from a rally on Sunday afternoon as the Arizona Cardinals were down 15-3 early in the fourth yet rallied due to two touchdown passes by Josh Rosen to pick up the 18-15 home victory. These teams last met on December 7, 2014 as the Raiders picked up the 24-13 home win while covering as eight-point underdogs in the contest.
Oakland Raiders's Latest Performance :
The Raiders were down early to the Colts at home in their last outing, however, rallied to score 28 points in the second and third periods to take a touchdown lead. Of course, this was before the Colts regained their footing while their rushing attack, which put up 222 yards rushing for the game, was led by two Mack touchdowns while Andrew Luck put the game out of reach by connecting with Jack Doyle late in the fourth to seal the victory. Luck ended the game with 239 yards passing along with three scores in the win while Doyle led the receiving corps with 70 yards on six receptions. Derek Carr threw three touchdowns for the Raiders in the game while Doug martin led the rushing attack with 72 yards on 13 carries for an attack that collected 103 yards for the game. The Raiders are losers of three straight while going 0-3 ATS, while their offense has averaged only 13 points per game during this time. They will be matched up against a San Francisco team that is only averaged 18 points per game in their last three games as well.
San Francisco 49’ers's Latest Performance :
San Francisco’s season got even worse after a road loss to the lowly Arizona Cardinals last Sunday as their pass defense was torched in the final period by Rosen who ended with 252 yards, two TD’s, along with an interception in the contest. Larry Fitzgerald had eight catches for 102 yards along with a pass TD while the Niners allowed just 88 yards rushing for the Cardinals in the game. The defense for the Niners racked up three sacks in the loss, however, the offense also allowed four sacks along with their rushing attack collecting 107 yards on the ground. CJ Beathard threw for 190 yards and a TD and while Matt Breida led their 6th ranked rushing attack with 42 yards on 16 carries, their defense was the culprit for the loss as they allowed the Cardinals to drive the length of the field for the winning score largely due to mishaps that occurred within their pass secondary. They may experience more of the same versus an 11th ranked passing attack for Oakland that has, nonetheless, struggled with offensive efficiency as it relates to scoring.
How Oakland Raiders & San Francisco 49’ers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Oakland is 2-5 ATS while the OU is 3-4
San Francisco is 2-6 ATS while the OU is 5-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This contest will entail two struggling offenses looking desperately for a win. On one hand, Oakland possesses the better offense, particularly within their passing attack, yet only averaged 19.7 points for the year. On the other hand, the Niners have struggled mightily in scoring as well in putting up 21.6 points for the year. The Raiders are allowing over 400 total yards per game to their opponents while their passing and rush defense ranks within the bottom echelon of the league. The Niners are holding opponents to 365 total yards per game while allowing just 103 yards rushing per outing. Nonetheless, they are giving up 30 points per game.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: San Francisco 49’ers -3
My reason for the pick :
The Niners snatched defeat from the hands of victory in their last outing as they suffered a huge defensive collapse in the final period versus Rosen and the Cardinals; Nonetheless, they will seek to get back on track versus a Raiders team that has been horrible on the defensive side while their offense is struggling with maintaining drives and converting those drives into points. With that being said, I will back the Niners at home with the points in this contest in that while they are winless at home in 2018, their average loss was by 12 points, primarily due to a 39-10 shellacking at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams in their last home outing. Prior to this defeat, their average loss was by only six points. As stated, Oakland’s offense has been off and on behind Carr while their defense is simply allowing too many yards and points to make this game competitive over time.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under 47
My reason for the prediction :
The under has been the case in the last two games for the Niners while also being the play in two of the last three road games for Oakland. With that being the case, along with both teams averaging around (or less than) twenty points per game, the under will indeed be the strong play in this matchup on Thursday. Again, the Niners will be looking to atone on the defensive end for their breakdown versus the Cardinals while their offense will be looking to get their running game back on track after a subpar outing as well. In all, the Niners will dominate time of possession in this contest thus keeping the score low throughout the game.
Betting trends for Oakland Raiders:
- 49ers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 home games.
- Under is 4-1 in 49ers last 5 games in Week 9.
- Over is 8-2 in 49ers last 10 games on grass.
Betting trends for San Francisco 49’ers:
- Raiders are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games in Week 9.
- Under is 4-0 in Raiders last 4 games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.
- Over is 8-0 in Raiders last 8 games in Week 9.