Falcons vs Raiders Predictions 9-18-16

The Oakland Raiders look to start 2-0 for the first time in 14 years when they take on the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday in their home opener. Last week Oakland trailed by 11 points after three quarters in New Orleans before outscoring the Saints 22-10 in the fourth. The Raiders completed the comeback with a two-point conversion pass from Derek Carr to Michael Crabtree with less than a minute remaining after the quarterback connected with Seth Roberts for a 10-yard touchdown.

Atlanta lost lost to Tampa Bay 31-24 at home with the defense allowing Jameis Winston to complete 23-of-32 passes for 281 yards and four touchdowns. The Falcons Matt Ryan threw for 334 yards and two scores last week. Favorite target Julio Jones, who made four catches for 66 yards and a touchdown.

Falcons vs Raiders Betting Preview

When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 18, 2016
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: CBS
Betting Line: Raiders -4.5
Total: 49

About Atlanta Falcons (0-1):

The Falcons were a 31-24 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Buccaneers. They failed to cover the -2.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.
Mohamed Sanu made five catches for 80 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay in his debut with the Falcons after spending the first four years of his career with Cincinnati. After Oakland allowed Drew Brees to throw for 423 yards in Week 1, it is all but a sure thing Ryan will passing against a Raiders secondary that can be burnt deep. Then again, with his lousy defense he has no choice.

Team record: 0-1 SU,0-1 ATS
Atlanta is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 11 games
Atlanta is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Atlanta’s last 11 games
Atlanta is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
Atlanta is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Atlanta is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Atlanta’s last 5 games on the road
Atlanta is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oakland

About Las Vegas Raiders (1-0):

Oakland won its last outing, a 35-34 result against the Saints on September 11. The Raiders covered in that game as a +2.5-point underdog, while the 69 combined points took the game OVER the total.
The Raiders defense allowed 507 total yards (419 passing) against the Saints and and were incapable of getting even one sack in the game.

Team record: 1-0 SU,1-0 ATS
Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Oakland is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 16 games at home
Oakland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Oakland’s last 16 games at home
Oakland is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games at home

Falcons vs Raiders Game Prediction:

In many ways these two teams are similar. They both have an offense with a good quarterback and plenty of receiving talent along with a decent running game. Unfortunately, they also both have a secondary that will be getting torched all season long if there isn’t a strong pass rush. Last week both of these teams were in games that went over 50 points and there is no reason to think there will be a let up this week. The losing team in this game could end up with 30 points.

Falcons vs Raiders Pick: Over 49