The Oakland Raiders are slight home favorites for their week 9 match up with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, current NFL Odds for Oakland are trading between -130 ($1.77) up to -125 ($1.80) while Tampa Bay are trading between +105 ($2.05) up to +114 ($2.14). The NFL lines for this game see an average point spread of Raiders -1 Buccaneers +1 although some sportsbooks are running a line of -/+2. The over under total opened the week at O/U45.5 and has moved out a point and a half to currently sit at O/U 47.
The 3-4 Raiders are coming off a 10 point win over the Chiefs last week. Other recent results for Oakland include a win over the Jaguars (26-23) and a a narrow loss to the undefeated Falcons (20-23). Oakland are averaging 19.86 points per game while allowing 26.71 for a differential of (-6.85). Against the closing point spread the Raiders are 3-4 (-$115) and they have a 4-3 over under record and $100 bets on the moneyline would have produced a loss of -$57.
The Buccaneers are 3-4 overall for the season, sporting a points differential of +4.43 having averaged 26.29 points per game on offense and conceding 21.86 on defense. Tampa Bay is coming off a big road win over the Vikings last week (36-17) as +210 ($3.10) underdogs. Josh Freeman made 19 completions from 36 attempts for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns while Doug Martin managed 214 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Betting results for Tampa Bay include a 5-2 (+$275) spread record, 5-2 over under record and +$19 profit against the odds.
There is not a great deal of recent history between the Raiders and Buccaneers. Their last encounter was back in 2008 where the Raiders prevailed (31-24) as +475 ($5.75) +11 point road underdogs. The combined 55 points easily went over the closing total line of O/U38.5.
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