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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills

September 17, 2023


The 1-0 Las Vegas Raiders will travel to take on the 0-1 Buffalo Bills in week 2 of the NFL season on Sunday afternoon. Las Vegas defeated the Denver Broncos on the road by a score of 17-16 while the Buffalo Bills lost on the road against the New York Jets by a score of 16-22. 

Will the Raiders improve to 2-0 or will the Buffalo Bills bounce back from their loss in week 1? Let’s take a closer look at how these teams are faring this season.

The Las Vegas Raiders enter this game with a record of 1-0 following a 17-16 win against the Denver Broncos while covering the 3-point spread as a road underdog by winning the game outright in week 1 of the NFL season. Las Vegas scored 17 points while compiling 261 total yards offensively which included 200 passing yards and 61 rushing yards while allowing 16 points and 260 total yards which included 177 passing yards and 94 rushing yards. 

Jimmy Garoppolo led the team in passing, completing 20 of 26 attempts for 200 yards with two touchdowns and one interception while rushing for 11 yards. Josh Jacobs led the team in rushing with 19 carries for 48 yards while adding two receptions for 23 yards. Jakobi Meyers led the team in receiving, catching nine of ten targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns.

Buffalo enters this game with a record of 0-1 following a 16-22 loss in overtime on the road against the New York Jets while failing to cover the 2.5-point spread as a road favorite in week 1 of the NFL season. The Bill scored 16 points while compiling 314 total yards offensively which included 236 passing yards and 97 rushing yards while allowing 22 points and 289 total yards defensively which included 140 passing yards and 172 rushing yards. 

Josh Allen led the team in passing, completing 29 of 41 attempts for 236 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions while rushing for 36 yards. James Cook led the team in rushing with 12 carries for 46 yards while adding four receptions for 17 yards. Stefon Diggs led the team in receiving, catching 10 of 13 targets for 102 yards and a touchdown.

BookMaker has the Buffalo Bills listed as 9-point favorites at home against the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday in week 2 of the NFL season. Las Vegas has won six of the last ten games while Buffalo has won two of the last three games in the series. The Raiders are 7-3 ATS in the last ten games while the Bills are 2-1 ATS in the last three matchups. 

Las Vegas is 1-0 ATS overall, 1-0 ATS on the road, and 1-0 ATS as an underdog this season after finishing last season with a record of 8-9 ATS overall, 3-6 ATS on the road, and 4-3 ATS as an underdog this season while the Buffalo Bills are 0-1 ATS overall and 0-1 ATS as a favorite this season after finishing last year with a record of 8-9-1 ATS overall, 3-6 ATS at home, and 8-9-1 ATS as a favorite.

Buffalo is the better team this season despite a sloppy performance and a loss in week 1, however, Las Vegas has been the better team in the last ten games in the series, winning six of the last ten while going 7-3 ATS in those matchups. I look for the Bills to get the win, however, I look for the Raiders to get the cover in this matchup which is why I am taking the Las Vegas Raiders +9 on the road against the Buffalo Bills in week 2 of the NFL season on BookMaker.

Spooky Express Pick: Las Vegas Raiders +9