NFL betting action in the Bay area should be intense on Friday night as the Oakland Raiders host the San Francisco 49ers.
The two teams have faced each other a lot in recent preseason football betting action, having played each of the past seven seasons. NFL odds week 1 numbers have the Raiders as a 2.5 point favorite with a total of 33.5.
NFL betting stats show that the 49ers have a 4-3 edge over the Raiders in the last seven preseason games. Overall, the Raiders have an 18-17 lead over the 49ers according to football betting stats. Last season the 49ers won an exciting game in football betting preseason action by a score of 26-21 over the Raiders.
Quarterback will be the focus of most NFL betting gamblers in this game. NFL betting experts see that the Raiders will be looking at JaMarcus Russell to start the preseason well while the 49ers have a duel at quarterback between Alex Smith and Shaun Hill. Also part of that quarterback battle according to NFL betting information could be J.T. O’Sullivan.
San Francisco should be interesting to follow in preseason NFL betting. They have a new offensive coordinator in Mike Martz and the quarterback battle means many starters will play longer than normal according to NFL betting information. NFL betting information shows us that the 49ers picked up Isaac Bruce from the Rams and Bryant Johnson from the Cardinals.
The Raiders have a lot of newcomers according to NFL betting information including rookie running back Darren McFadden out of Arkansas. The Raiders also signed cornerback DeAngelo Hall from the Falcons and safety Gibril Wilson from the Giants. Wide receiver Javon Walker is not expected to play for the Raiders on Friday according to the NFL betting injury report.
As you look at NFL odds week 1 action you might want to consider the road teams. In the past 10 years, home favorites in preseason NFL betting are only 46%. Big home favorites in NFL betting in the preseason are really bad, going 39% against the football betting pointspread.
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