NFL Week 8 Spread & Betting Pick for Raiders vs. Bills.

NFL Week 8 Spread & Betting Pick for Raiders vs. Bills

Written by on October 26, 2017

The Buffalo Bills and their suddenly stout defense will look to lock down Derek Carr and an Oakland Raiders team that is looking for the outright road win and nothing else when these two AFC playoff hopefuls hook up on Sunday. Buffalo will host Oakland with the NFL Week 8 Spread by their side. Now, let’s find out where the best value in this intriguing matchup lies.

Oakland (3-4) at Buffalo (4-2) NFL Week 8 Spread & Betting Pick

  • When: Sunday, October 29, 2017, 1:00 PM ET
  • Where: New Era Field
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: 95.7 FM (Oakland) / 96.5 FM (Buffalo)
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • NFL Week 8 Spread: Buffalo Bills -2.5
  • Over/Under: 45

Weather Forecast

  • Overcast: 7°C/45°F
  • Humidity: 74%
  • Precipitation: 13%
  • Cloud Cover: 84%
  • Wind: 6 mph W
  • Stadium Type: Open

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Series History

  • Total Meetings: 40
  • First Meeting: October 23, 1960. Raiders 9 – Bills 38
  • Last Meeting: December 4, 2016. Bills 24 – Raiders 38
  • All-Time Series: Oakland Raiders lead series 21-19-0
  • Largest Margin of Victory: Buffalo Bills by 48 (1991)
  • Longest Win Streak: Oakland Raiders winning 6
  • Current Win Streak: Oakland Raiders winning 2

Why Bet the Oakland Raiders Odds at +2.5?

Why bet the Raiders despite the NFL Week 8 Spread? Because they’ve got a bunch of athletic playmakers and are still one of the most explosive teams in all football despite their struggles this season. Carr and the Raiders got past Kansas City in a thriller 31-30 last weekend and now they’re looking to win consecutive games after snapping their four-game skid. Carr threw for 417 yards and three touchdowns and connected with athletic wide receiver Amari Cooper 11 times for 210 yards and two touchdowns in the win. “You’re getting more into strategy stuff,” Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said when asked why Cooper broke out. “I’m not going to spend a lot of time on that … I understand the desire to talk about that. We’re just happy he had a great night.” Oakland will be without veteran running back Marshawn Lynch who is out for one game after being ejected from the Chiefs’ game for contacting a game official during a skirmish involving Carr and Kansas City cornerback Marcus Peters. “Last year definitely got us prepared for this situation,” Richard said. “It’s a situation we’ve had before,” backup running back Richard Lane said.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score Against: 22.29
  • Total Yards: 360.57
  • Rush Yards: 113.86
  • Passing Yards: 246.71
  • Average Score For: 22.14
  • Total Yards: 310.72
  • Rush Yards: 92.86
  • Passing Yards: 217.86

Why Bet the Buffalo Bills Odds at -2.5?

Why bet the Bills in this intriguing week 8 showdown? Because they’ve got a defense that is performing way better than they ever did for former head coach and alleged ‘defensive genius’ Rex Ryan. “The great part about it for us is that at this point, where we are and what we’ve done and what this group of players and coaches have done, every week someone new is stepping up,” first-year coach Sean McDermott said. “I’m excited to see who steps up this week.” The NFL Week 8 Spread favors Buffalo against Oakland. Buffalo is limiting the opposition to just 16.8 points per game (4th) and has only given up more than 20 points in one game this season – last weekend’s exciting 30-27 win over Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. “That’s why the preparation and process are so important,” McDermott said. “You respect what it takes to get yourself to where you need to be in order to put yourself in a position to win.” Veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for 268 yards and a touchdown and running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 91 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries. Kicker Steven Hauschka nailed a 30-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to lift the Bills to victory.

Team Statistics


  • Average Score Against: 16.83
  • Total Yards: 343.5
  • Rush Yards: 84.83
  • Passing Yards: 258.67


  • Average Score For: 19.83
  • Total Yards: 298.67
  • Rush Yards: 117.67
  • Passing Yards: 181.00

Latest NFL Week 8 Betting Trends

  • Bills are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • Bills are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Buffalo’s last 18 games
  • Raiders are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games when playing on the road against Buffalo
  • Raiders are 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games on the road

Expert Analysis and Prediction

A slight majority of the betting public likes the Oakland Raiders to get it done on the road in this contest, but I don’t because I don’t like Oakland’s lack of defense. The Raiders are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record while Buffalo has gone 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games. The Raiders may have a high-powered offense that everyone loves in today’s pass-happy times, but the Bills have a stout defense that I believe will get the win and narrow against the NFL Week 8 Spread cover! Pick: Buffalo -2.5