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Road Warrior Raiders Visit Fast-improving Buccaneers

Michael Crabtree Raiders

The Oakland Raiders will be aiming to improve to a perfect 5-0 straight up on the road this season, when they visit Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon for an NFL Week 8 matchup with the surging Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

  • The Buccaneers are 0-9 SU and 1-7-1 ATS in their last nine games with a closing total of 49.0 or more.
  • The total has gone OVER in seven of the Buccaneers' last eight games against the AFC West division.
  • The Raiders are 4-16 SU in their last 20 games after a win.

Oakland tightened its grip on first place in the hotly contested AFC West with a decisive 33-16 victory in Jacksonville last weekend. The Raiders covered a 2-point spread against the Jaguars in their third outright win of the season as road underdogs, and are now undefeated against the spread in their past seven away contests.

The Buccaneers return home on a high after recording a pair of road victories as betting underdogs, knocking off Carolina and San Francisco. Tampa Bay is winless SU and ATS in its past four on home turf, surrendering an average of 28.5 ppg, and is just 2-3 SU and ATS in the past five when pegged as home favorites by three or fewer points.

Tampa Bay is 2-1 SU and ATS in its past three home dates with Oakland, and claimed a 42-32 win as 1-point underdogs the last time these teams met four years ago. But the Buccaneers have failed to record consecutive wins over the Raiders in eight all-time matchups.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening betting line for this matchup, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sat as -1-point favorites at shops such as BetOnline. The total, has been pegged by the odds makers at GTbets.eu at 49.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 29-21 win for the Buccaneers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Oakland Raiders vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have seen them go 3-3 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Oakland Raiders are at 5-2 and 4-3 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Oakland Raiders are 5-2, while the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs Oakland injuries news.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark have the No. 21-rated Oakland Raiders taking on the No. 30-rated Tampa Bay Buccaneers in this betting contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Tampa Bay's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 21.33 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 25.57 PPG. The Buccaneers aerial game is averaging 250 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 302.14 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Oakland Raiders own the league's No. 23-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 126 yards per game when on the road. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 30 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jacksonville couldn't keep Latavius Murray out of the end zone in their last game and it cost them a 33-16 loss against the Raiders.

Last time out, Jameis Winston threw for 3 scores and 269 yards in leading his team past San Francisco at Levi's Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Denver, Sunday, November 6th
Tampa Bay home to Atlanta, Thursday, November 3rd