Jon Gruden has learned a painful lesson about life outside the broadcast booth. Along the same lines Gruden joked that as a TV commentator he never lost a game. Commencing with this season he is more than making up for the lack of defeats. Few teams are a more unappealing choice than Gruden’s Raiders. Oakland is so bad that they are a NFL betting dog to a team as bad as they are. Due to a rash of injuries San Francisco’s season was over before it ever started. Starting with preseason hype the 49ers season has been a disaster.
Oakland Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers
Date and Time: Thursday, November 1, 2018, 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
NFL Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Raiders||+2½ (-110)||46 (-105)|
|49ers||-2½ (-110)||46 (-115)|
Raiders vs. 49ers TV Coverage: FOX
San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco is 1-7 straight up and 2-6 vs. the line with five games clearing the total. Account of the 49ers 18-15 loss at Arizona last week is a continuing season of misery. The 49ers have failed to pay in three of their last four matchups. Correlate San Francisco’s NFL rankings of 22nd for offense and 28th for scoring defense. As a result of a hot finish to last season the 49ers got a lot of love before the season started. Conversely those meaningless games last year were fool’s gold. From this point the 49ers have proven thin.
Oakland is wallowing in their final season before moving to Las Vegas. Commencing with a record of 1-6 straight up and 2-5 against the spread. Four of their games have gone under the total. To be exact defense has been a drain on the Raiders this year. Oakland ranks 31st in the NFL for points allowed and just 27th for scoring offense. Gruden has been completely humbled after spending years as the proverbial hot girl that said no to all suitors. Of major concern is their sales appeal for the new fans in Vegas next year.
Stats to Consider
Oakland has been a weak NFL betting value as a road dog. For example, the Raiders have paid in just three of their last 12 games getting points away from home. Five of their last six as road pups have gone under the total. Counter to that is the 49ers horrific numbers as a home chalk. Consider San Francisco has covered just one of their last 15 laying points at Levi’s Stadium.
Team vs. Team
In this offshore betting series, the 49ers have proven to be the better value. For example, San Francisco has paid in three of their last four against the Raiders. Three of the last four between these teams have gone under the total. Additionally, the 49ers have come away with the cash in their last two home games with Oakland. Three of the last four between these teams at San Francisco cleared the total.
Matchup to Watch
For one thing this is not a dream NFL betting matchup for the FOX network in prime time. Identical in this matchup is that nobody should be favored. In contrast nobody has been a worse home chalk than San Francisco.
Raiders vs. 49ers NFL Betting Odds Pick
In view of the two bad choices the dog makes for the best call.
Raiders vs. 49ers NFL Betting Online Pick: Oakland Raiders
Raiders vs. 49ers NFL Betting Online Score Prediction: Raiders 21, 49ers 20
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