To begin with the Raiders will be leaving Oakland for a second and final time after this season. Owing to a new stadium and more affluent market they will be in Las Vegas next year. Accordingly, the news does not end there. Jon Gruden will make his second coming as Raiders head coach Monday night. So, a big part of Raiders history returns for their farewell season in Oakland. Meanwhile the Rams return to Los Angeles included a playoff berth last season. Once upon a time the old LA Rams were a bet on NFL powerhouse.
Los Angeles Rams vs. Oakland Raiders
Date and Time: Monday, September 10, 2018, 10:20 p.m. ET
Location: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
Bet on NFL odds at SBG:
|Rams||-4 (-115)||49½ (-110)|
|Raiders||+4 (-105)||49½ (-110)|
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A clear difference exists between these Raiders and the original cast that captured Oakland’s hearts. It follows that those old teams from the 1960’s and 70’s would be impossible to top. Admittedly, the Raiders second tour in Oakland has not been a bet on NFL success. Starting with their second act there was never quite the same feeling after those years in Los Angeles. And yet there are still countless Raiders fans sad about the team’s departure to Vegas.
Embracing the final season is the hope Gruden can move the needle. If follows that there will be plenty of questions about Gruden. He has been out of the game as a coach for several years. Furthermore, many fans remember his not so great ending at Tampa Bay. Correlate his poor offenses that led to his firing.
Los Angeles Rams
Certainly, Rams quarterback Jared Goff can move the needle. To illuminate last year Goff posted a 100.5 passer rating. Secondly, he put up an impressive 28/7 touchdown to interception ratio. Equally important he proved to be a winner as the Rams surprised all with their playoff berth.
Oakland has been an above average offshore bookmaker value at home. To begin with the Raiders have lost just three of their last 10 against the spread at Oakland Coliseum. Four of their last five at home went under the total. However, the Raiders have got the cash in just one of their last five as home dogs. Seven of their last ten as road pups went over.
Counter to that is the Rams good betting value on the road. LA has paid in five of their last seven away games. And seven of their last eight away tilts went over the total. Additionally, the Rams have covered four of their last six as away favorites. Their last five in that situation went over the total.
Team vs. Team
Head to head the Rams have controlled the cashier’s cage against Oakland. To show Oakland has paid in just one of their last eight games against LA. Three of the last four in this series have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
Goff gives the Rams a big Bet on NFL Matchup edge here. Another factor is LA’s head to head dominance of Oakland. As mentioned earlier the Raiders are a weak home dog.
Rams vs. Raiders Bet on NFL Picks
In spite of the emotions of Gruden’s return and Oakland’s farewell the Rams are simply better.
Rams vs. Raiders vs. Bet on NFL Pick: Los Angeles Rams
Rams vs. Raiders Bet on NFL Score Prediction: Rams 27, Raiders 14
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