NFL betting odds were beaten soundly by the Raiders last week in their preseason NFL gambling opener while the 49ers won but didn’t cover in their matchup. The Oakland Raiders enter preseason action against the NFL betting odds with high hopes for a turnaround season.
Oakland blew out the Dallas Cowboys last week 31-10 for an easy NFL gambling payoff as 1.5-point home chalks as the game went over the total of 34. Oakland dominated the game against the NFL betting odds as they outgained Dallas 456-274 and had a 26-18 edge in first downs.
There has been a lot of talk that the Raiders would have a quarterback showdown between JaMarcus Russell and Jeff Garcia but Garcia didn’t see action last week as the 3rd and 4th string quarterbacks were impressive against the NFL betting odds.
Russell himself was 6-9 for 50 yards against the NFL betting odds while Bruce Gradkowski was 9-16 for 161 yards and 1 touchdown. Charlie Frye was 7-12 for 80 yards and 1 touchdown. Darren McFadden rushed for 63 yards on just 4 attempts as Oakland powered for 176 yards on the ground on 26 attempts.
Chazeray Schilens led Oakland with 5 catches for 52 yards and Jerome Boyd had 6 tackles as the Raiders had a complete performance against the NFL betting odds. The San Francisco 49ers killed a late 2-point conversion attempt by the Denver Broncos to hold on to a 17-16 win as 1.5-point home chalks as the game snuck under the total of 34.
The Broncos outgained the 49ers 341-278. The big story was the return of 49ers quarterback Alex Smith to action against the NFL betting odds Smith was 5-7 for 33 yards with 1 touchdown. Damon Huard was also impressive against the NFL betting odds as he was 7-9 for 98 yards and 1 touchdown.
Glen Coffee ran for 67 yards on 14 carries and the 49ers picked off 3 Denver passes. This one looks like an even matchup as both teams continue to try and improve their skills and mindsets for the regular season.
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