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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. San Francisco 49ers

August 13, 2023


The San Francisco 49ers finished last season with a record of 13-4 which led to an NFC West Championship and a spot in the NFC playoffs. The 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks in the Wild Card round by a score of 41-23 and defeated the Dallas Cowboys in the Divisional round by a score of 19-12 before losing in the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles by a score of 7-31.

Meanwhile, the Las Vegas Raiders finished last season with a record of 6-11 which led to a 3rd place finish in the AFC West and missing the playoffs after making the playoffs in the 2021 NFL season.

BookMaker has the San Francisco 49ers listed as 3.5-point favorites on the road against the Las Vegas Raiders and has set the total for the over/under plays at 36 points. Which team will get the win in this matchup on Sunday? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams played last season.

San Francisco 49ers Team Preview

The San Francisco 49ers won the NFC West last season and earned a spot in the NFC Playoffs with a record of 13-4. San Francisco made it to the NFC Championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, however, they lost the game by a score of 7-31. The 49ers were 13-7 ATS overall, 3-5 ATS on the road, and 12-5 ATS as a favorite last season.

Offensively, the San Francisco 49ers ranked 6th in points scored in the NFL with an average of 25.85 points per game. San Francisco ranked 7th in rushing with an average of 136.75 rushing yards per game. The 49ers ranked 14th in passing with an average of 223.1 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the 49ers ranked 1st in the NFL in points against with an average of 17.15 points per game. San Francisco ranked 2nd in rushing yards allowed with an average of 82.45 rushing yards per game. The San Francisco 49ers ranked 16th in passing yards allowed with an average of 217.2 passing yards allowed per game.

Las Vegas Raiders Team Preview

The Las Vegas Raiders finished in 3rd place in the AFC West and failed to make the playoffs with a record of 6-11. The Raiders were 8-9 ATS overall, 5-3 ATS at home, and 4-3 ATS as an underdog last season.

Offensively, the Las Vegas Raiders ranked 13th in points in the NFL with an average of 23.24 points per game. Las Vegas ranked 17th in rushing yards with an average of 121.12 rushing yards per game. The Raiders ranked 11th in passing yards with an average of 231.41 passing yards per game.

Defensively, the Raiders ranked 26th in points against in the NFL with an average of 24.59 points per game. Las Vegas ranked 19th in rushing yards allowed with an average of 122.76 rushing yards allowed per game. The Las Vegas Raiders ranked 29th in passing yards allowed per game with an average of 242.88 passing yards.

Series Trends and Game Pick

San Francisco has won five of the last seven games in the series and has won by an average score of 26.57 to 20.57 while going 4-3 ATS in those matchups. The 49ers have won two of the last three games in the series and have won by an average score of 28 to 20.33 while the Raiders are 2-1 ATS in those contests.

The under has hit in four of the last seven games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 47.14 points per game in those contests. The under has hit in two of the last three games in the series with the teams combining for an average of 48.33 points per game in those matchups.

San Francisco is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning five of the last seven and two of the last three games. The 49ers are 4-3 ATS in the last seven games in the series. As a result, I am buying the .5 point and taking the San Francisco 49ers -3 on BookMaker for this matchup on Sunday afternoon.

Spooky Express Pick: San Francisco 49ers -3