Oakland Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks: Betting Odds, Analysis, NFL Pick

The Oakland Raiders will be big underdogs when they visit the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday and remain the last winless team in the NFL following a 23-13 loss at Cleveland last week.

The Raiders are 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games as double-digit underdogs while the Seahawks are 12-4-1 ATS in their past 17 as double-digit home favorites since 2003.


Point Spread: Seahawks opened as 15.5-point favorites. The total was 42.5 early in the week.

Odds Shark Computer Pick: Seahawks 29.9, Raiders 9.4


Why the Raiders Can Cover the Spread

First of all, Oakland is 8-3 ATS vs. Seattle in the last 11 meetings between these teams. Granted, they have not played since 2010, when the Raiders routed the Seahawks 33-3 as two-point home favorites, and seven of those covers also resulted in wins.

But this is a huge spread, and Oakland has gone 9-3 ATS in its previous 12 as a double-digit dog.

The Raiders do not have many games that they get up for outside of divisional matchups, but this is certainly one of them.

They were able to cover their last AFC West game against the San Diego Chargers in a 31-28 loss as 7.5-point dogs, and you can bet they will want to take their best shot at the defending Super Bowl champions here.


Why the Seahawks Can Cover the Spread

Seattle’s defense may be hurting a bit right now, but it’s still among the best in the league and proved that again last week in a 13-9 road win against the Carolina Panthers.

Oakland will struggle to score at CenturyLink Field and has averaged just 12 points per game on the road this year with a high of 14 in the season opener.

Despite totalling only 13 points at Carolina against another good defense, the Seahawks are certainly capable of scoring, averaging nearly 26 per game in the previous four.
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Oakland Raiders