The Buffalo Bills and the Oakland Raiders will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Oakland Alameda Coliseum.
BUFFALO vs OAKLAND
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, December 4, 2016
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
|367||BUFFALO||-3.5 (-110)||50 (-110)||130
TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS.
LINE: Raiders -3. O/U: 49
PREDICTION: Bills 31, Raiders 30
Oddsmakers currently have the Raiders listed as 3½-point favorites versus the Bills, while the game’s total is sitting at 49.
Carr has put himself in the conversation for the MVP award this season thanks in part to the five fourth-quarter comebacks he has orchestrated. He has led nine game-winning drives in the final period or overtime since 2015, which puts him one behind Detroit’s Matthew Stafford for the most in the league in that span. Oakland may have another player in the running for MVP in Khalil Mack, who was named both the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November and the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week – for the second time this season – after becoming the first player to record a sack, interception-return touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game since Charles Woodson accomplished the feat in 2009.
In their last action, Oakland was a 35-32 winner at home against the Panthers. They failed to cover the -3.5-point spread as favorites, while the combined score (67) was profitable news for OVER bettors.
Team record: 9-2 SU,7-4 ATS
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Buffalo hopes to have Marcell Dareus on the field Sunday after the defensive tackle sat out the latter stages of last week’s victory over Jacksonville with an abdominal strain and has been limited at practice. “I think he’s going to be OK,” coach Rex Ryan told the team’s website. “I’m no doctor, so I can’t tell you the issue that he had, but he feels confident that he’s going to be ready to roll, and I feel the same way.” The Bills will be without Seantrel Henderson, however, as the offensive tackle received a 10-game suspension from the NFL for violating the league’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Buffalo placed wide receiver Walt Powell and defensive tackle Corbin Bryant (shoulder) on injured reserve, signing Dez Lewis and DeAndre Coleman from the practice squad to respectively replace them, and also inked tight end Logan Thomas from Detroit’s practice squad to fill Henderson’s roster spot.
The Bills were a 28-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Jaguars. They failed to cover the -8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (49) made winners of OVER bettors.
Team record: 6-5 SU,5-5-1 ATS
Buffalo is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Buffalo is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Buffalo’s last 7 games