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Bills Aim to Remain Unbeaten at Home in Week 8 Clash with Raiders


The Buffalo Bills will be looking to end a five-game ATS slide against Oakland when they host the Raiders on Sunday in an NFL Week 8 matchup at New Era Field. The Bills remained perfect at home this season with last week’s 30-27 win over Tampa Bay as 3-point favorites while the Raiders halted a four-game slide with a stunning 31-30 upset of the Kansas City Chiefs as 3-point home underdogs.

Shark Bites
  • The total has gone OVER in the Raiders’ last five games against the Bills.
  • The Bills are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games at home in October.
  • The Raiders are 4-19 SU in their last 23 games on the East Coast.

The Bills surrendered their highest point total of the season in last week’s win over the Buccaneers, but remain among the NFL’s leaders on team defense with just 16.8 points per game surrendered to date, fueling a 3-1-2 ATS run. Buffalo has also performed well against visiting teams with losing records, going 9-2 SU in its past 11.

The Raiders rediscovered their offensive touch in last week’s win over the Chiefs after tallying just 13.25 ppg during a four-game SU and ATS slide. The road continues to be a problem for Oakland, which is 2-5 SU and ATS over its past seven, scoring just 13.7 ppg during that stretch. But the Raiders have won outright in three of four as road underdogs.

Oakland has also enjoyed regular success against the Bills, going 5-2 SU and 6-1 ATS in seven meetings since 1998, but those two SU defeats came in the Raiders’ past two visits to Western New York, including a 38-35 loss as 3.5-point underdogs in 2011.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Oddsmakers at Bovada had the Buffalo Bills as 3-point favorites in the game, while the betting total was sitting at 44.5.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game picked a potential 29-13 result in favor of the Bills. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Oakland Raiders vs Buffalo Bills Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Buffalo will face the 3-4 Oakland Raiders, who own a 3-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bills are 2-4 so far this season while the Raiders are 3-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Buffalo vs Oakland injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 17 (Buffalo Bills) and the No. 18 (Oakland Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Buffalo's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 19.83 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 18 this week at 22.29 PPG. The Bills aerial game is averaging 181 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 246.71 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Raiders feature the league's No. 19-rated road run defense, allowing 118 yards per game. The Bills, meanwhile, rank No. 5 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Oakland comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Derek Carr in defeating the Chiefs 31-30.

In their last gridiron battle, Deonte Thompson did much of the damage, producing 107 receiving yards as Buffalo beat the Buccaneers 30-27 at New Era Field.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Buffalo is 5-8-3 ATS in its last 16 games
  • Buffalo is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Buffalo's last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland at Miami, Sunday, November 5
Buffalo at New York, Thursday, November 2