Football Betting: Raiders vs. Falcons

August 3rd, 2017 NFL Football

On Sunday afternoon, the 1-4 Oakland Raiders will try to end the Falcons undefeated season as they travel to Atlanta. The game is scheduled to begin at 1:00 PM ET in the Georgia Dome, with all of the action to be televised regionally on CBS.

The Raiders had Week 5 off, but lost badly in Denver to the Broncos in Week 4, 37-6. Oakland barely showed up to this game, suffering a 503-237 deficit in total yards, including a 338-181 deficit in passing and a 165-56 deficit in rushing. The Broncos had 26 first downs to the Raiders’ 12, and Denver held possession of the ball for 15 more minutes than Oakland. QB Carson Palmer threw 19-of-34, for 202 yards. The Raiders have lost their previous two road games by a total of 72-19. Start your Football Gambling on Raiders vs. Falcons Game.

The Falcons are coming off of a win in the nation’s capital over the Redskins, 24-17. Atlanta is witnessing their best start in franchise history at 5-0, winning three of those games on the road. Over the Skins, they held a 421-316 edge in offensive yards, and held onto the ball for 15 more minutes than Washington. QB Matt Ryan threw 34-of-52, for 345 yards, and 2 touchdowns. In 14 of their previous 16 games, the Falcons have scored 22 or more points.

The Raiders are 6-0 ATS as road underdogs of fewer than 8 ½ points and facing an opponent with three straight victories. They are 6-0 ATS coming off of a game where they gave up more than 35 points. Oakland is 1-3 ATS on the season, and 0-1 ATS as the away underdog. The Falcons are 8-0 ATS when favored by more than 3 points and facing an AFC opponent. They are 4-1 ATS over, and 1-1 ATS as the home favorite. Check the NFL Odds for Raiders vs. Falcons Game.

These two teams have met just twice since 2001, with the Falcons winning both times. Their last meeting, in November 2008, resulted in a 24-0 Atlanta victory. In that one, the Falcons were 3 point favorites. In a December 2004 matchup, the Falcons won 35-10, after they were favored by 7 ½ points.

For this Sunday’s game,’s sportsbook has installed Atlanta as an 8 ½ point home favorite. The over/under is set at 48 points. For this Sunday’s game, the Buccaneers are 3 point home favorites, according to the SBG Sportsbook NFL odds page. The over/under is set at 40 points.

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