Football Betting – Seattle at Oakland

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

Was last week’s football betting win by the Raiders just a fluke or is Oakland actually better this season.

We might get an idea on Sunday as the Raiders host the Seattle Seahawks.  Oakland is getting some respect as they are 2.5 point favorites in NFL football betting at Sbg global.

Strength vs. Strength
The Raiders want to run the ball. That is how they destroyed Denver last week.  It won’t be as easy this week as the Seahawks have the second-best run defense in the league.

Oakland Quarterback
The Raiders won last week with Jason Campbell at quarterback but he inspires no confidence and is not going to be the starter when Bruce Gradkowski is healthy. The question in this game is whether or not Gradkowski plays.  If he does then the Raiders could be the right side in this game.  If not, then Seattle would be the choice.

Seattle Offense
Somehow the Seahawks are finding ways to score points.  It is usually on the leg of kicker Olando Mare though.  The Seahawks are still not a good offense.  Matt Hasselbeck is an old quarterback and the running game, although better with Marshawn Lynch, is still weak.  The Seahawks are finding ways to win though so you have to give Pete Carroll some credit.

Defensive Game
This should be a defensive game, especially if Gradkowski is out.  The Seahawks are not going to score many points.  Wide receiver Mike Williams has been playing great for Seattle but that ends this week when he goes up against Oakland cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha who has allowed a total of five completions against him all year.  The Raiders are not going to run against Seattle and the Oakland passing game is weak.  Under the total in this game is the way to go in football betting.

Seattle-Oakland Trends
The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The
Seahawks are 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 games in October. The Seahawks are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 road games. The Seahawks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Oakland. The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raiders are 16-36 ATS in their last 52 home games. The Raiders are 0-11 ATS in their last 11 games as a home favorite in NFL football betting. The Over is 7-3 in the Seahawks last 10 road games. The Under is 4-0-1 in the Raiders last 5 games as a favorite. The Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams.

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