Pro football gambling expectations are also beginning to rise for the Oakland Raiders after the devastating NFL sports gambling payout at Denver last week.
The Oakland Raiders will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday with a telecast on FOX and a starting time of 4:20 PM Eastern. Sports-Gambling opened with Oakland as a 1.5 point home favorite and with an over/under of 42.
Seattle has a NFL gambling record of 4-2 both straight up and against the spread and the Seahawks are alone atop the NFC West Division standings after their 22-10 home win and payout over Arizona. Seattle’s defense has shown marked improvement and ranks 5th for points allowed.
The offense is showing gradual improvement and ranks 20th for scoring. Carroll has gotten some good play from special teams and in the weak NFC West just a little success can go a long way.
Oakland has a NFL betting record of 3-4 straight up and 4-3 against the spread after their 59-14 win at Denver that sent shockwaves throughout the NFL and at sportsbooks. It was the second Raider win out of three games and their third consecutive payout. Oakland has gone over the total in 4 of their last 5 games.
The Raiders offense has shown dramatic improvement and ranks 5th in the NFL for scoring while the defense ranks 16th overall. Last week Jason Campbell had a breakout game with 204 yards passing and 2 touchdowns while Darren McFadden had 165 yards on the ground to pad his total to 557 for the season.
Campbell may end up starting again as number one QB Bruce Gradkowski is questionable.
Seattle has beaten the pro football gambling board in just 2 of their last 12 road games and is 1-10 against the spread as a road dog. Oakland has gotten the money in just 16 out of their last 52 home games and in just 6 of their last 26 as a favorite.
Seattle has cleared the total in 6 of their last 8 games as a road dog and Oakland has gone under in 42 of their last 62 versus teams with a winning record. The home team has covered 7 consecutive games in this head to head series and the two teams have gone over the total in 4 of their last 5 head to head meetings.