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Bills vs Raiders Betting Preview

Oakland RaidersBuffalo Bills
Sep 18, 1:00 PM | Turf of Ralph Wilson Stadium

Oakland Raiders vs Buffalo Bills Odds


Buffalo proved plenty of doubters wrong while continuing its against the spread dominance of Kansas City in Week 1 and they look to go 2-0 in their home opener against Oakland.

The Bills destroyed the Chiefs and kept Jamaal Charles in check, while the Raiders will be playing on a short week after their late Monday contest against the Broncos.

View Oakland vs Buffalo Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bills rated this week at No. 1 and the Raiders sitting at No. 13. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 57-26 result in favor of the Bills this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Buffalo's No. 2-ranked offense (41 PPG) against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 12 at 20 PPG. The Bills passing attack has averaged 201 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (272 YPG on average).

The Raiders were a 23-20 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Broncos. They covered the 3–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (43) made winners of OVER bettors. Darren McFadden ran through the Denver defense for 150 yards in Oakland's last game, handing the Broncos a 23-20 setback on Monday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

Last time out for Buffalo, they were a 41-7 winner as they battled the Chiefs on the road. The Bills covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Bills got 4 passing scores out of Ryan Fitzpatrick en route to a 41-7 win over the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.

Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 0-10
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the division are 2-8

Buffalo Bills Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the division are 4-6

A few Raiders at Bills trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Buffalo
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Buffalo's last 6 games when playing Oakland
Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
Buffalo is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games

Next up:
Oakland home to NY Jets, Sunday, September 25
Buffalo home to New England, Sunday, September 25