Las Vegas Raiders vs Buffalo Bills
We have an intriguing non-conference matchup in Week 2 between two playoff teams from a year ago as the Las Vegas Raiders and the Buffalo Bills square off inside Highmark Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders are 1-0 after they were able to go on the road and defeat the Denver Broncos 17-16 last Sunday. The Bills are 0-1 right now as they lost on Monday night in overtime on the road 22-16 to the New York Jets.
Raiders vs. Bills Betting Odds
|Las Vegas Raiders||+8.5 (-110)||O 46.5 (-115)||+320|
|Buffalo Bills||-8.5 (-110)||U 46.5 (-105)||-410|
Raiders vs. Bills Game Details
Fixture: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills
Date & Time: Sunday, September 17 1:00 PM
Venue: Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, New York
Raiders vs. Bills Key Stats
Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders have a lot of offensive weapons that need to figure out how to click as they finished with 17 points on 261 total yards. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a strong start to his Raiders career as he was 20-of-26 for 200 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Wide receiver Jakobi Meyers had a monster game as he finished with nine receptions on 10 targets for 81 yards and two touchdowns. However, he is questionable right now with a concussion. Both Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs had relatively quiet games and that is not going to happen often. The team ran for just 2.1 yards per carry and need to figure out how to get both the run and pass game involved to be a complete offense.
The defense has to keep playing well as they were able to hold the Broncos to 16 points on 260 total yards. The defense was unable to force a turnover and only recorded two sacks without defensive end Chandler Jones applying pressure up front. Las Vegas needs to be more disciplined as they gave up six first downs via penalties. If they can continue to step up and play under control, they have the ability to surprise a lot of people this season.
The Buffalo Bills struggled to score the football in their opening game against the New York Jets as they were able to score 16 points on 333 total yards. Josh Allen had a tough time trying to sustain drives as he went 29-of-41 for 236 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions and a lost fumble. The team went 5-of-13 on third down attempts and the offensive line allowed five sacks. There is a lot of room for improvement as the offense only scored three points in the second half/overtime and should be able to do a lot better than they did to open the season.
Their defense had a completely different outlook as they prepared for Aaron Rodgers under center but after four plays, they had Zach Wilson as the quarterback. They gave up 22 points on 289 total yards throughout the game, which should be enough to win. They are without Von Miller for the first four games and that seems to be a bit of a factor. The Jets ran the ball extremely well against them as they averaged 6.1 yards per carry. Buffalo recorded two sacks and an interception during the game but did not apply a lot of pressure outside of the first drive. If this defense can step up like it is supposed to do, it could be a great season for the Bills in a loaded division.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills Betting Trends
- Las Vegas is 9-11 outright in their last 20 road games
- Las Vegas is 7-11 ATS in their previous 18 road games
- Buffalo is 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games
- Buffalo is 4-9 ATS in their previous 13 games
- The under is 5-2 in the Raiders last seven games
- The under is 12-7 in the Bills last 19 games