Monday Night Football Betting Odds – LA Rams vs Oakland Raiders Predictions
It has been a rough couple of weeks for Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders organization, and it’s about to get worse. The most-loaded team in the NFL, the Los Angeles Rams, are in town to welcome back Gruden into the league. The last game of the NFL week 1 should see plenty of fireworks when the Rams visit the Raiders on a late Monday Night Football matchup, at the Oakland Coliseum.
At Sportsbetting.ag the game opened as a Pick’em a few months ago but it was clearly a mistake. Plenty of action toward the Rams has seen the number climbed up to 4.5. The line might go as high as 5-points by the time the game starts. The public will surely back up Los Angeles after the lack of trust Jon Gruden earned by the way he handled the Khalil Mack’s trade. Our odds below are from SportsBetting.ag Sportsbook. Deposit today for a 50% Welcome Bonus up to $1,000 on your first deposit.
LA Rams vs Oakland Raiders Predictions
- Spread: Rams -4.5
- Money Line: Los Angeles -205 vs. Oakland +175
- Total 49.5
- Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
- Game Time: 10:15 PM ET
- TV: ESPN
At Sportsbetting.ag the game opened as a Pick’em a few months ago but it was clearly a mistake. Plenty of action toward the Rams has seen the number climbed up to 4.5. The line might go as high as 5-points by the time the game starts. The public will surely back up Los Angeles after the lack of trust Jon Gruden earned by the way he handled the Khalil Mack’s trade.
What’s the latest LA Rams betting form to face the Raiders?
The Rams were a pleasant surprised a year ago. Earning an 11-5 record under the youngest coach in the NFL history, Sean McVay, was not anticipated by many. During 2018, the expectations are higher, and they should be. Los Angeles was the most aggressive team in the free agency period and got themselves a few Rock-Star names. Adding speedster WR Brandin Cooks to the most scoring offense in 2017 is like getting a spray tan after spending hours at the beach. It’s just insulting. Cooks will bolster a unit that was filthy a year ago.
On defense, they went and hired a few volatile characters. DT Ndamukong Suh signed a one-year deal. Cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters came in on a trade. All are looking for the same Super Bowl goal. I haven’t even mentioned tailback Todd Gurley who had an MVP year last season and the best defensive player in the game: Aaron Donald. Both were already with the Rams, and both are set to have another monster season. It’s Super Bowl or bust for Los Angeles. There is no other way to put.
For this game in particular not only can they score 40+ points if they want to, but their matchup is also a treat. Oakland had the 23rd total defense in 2017 and recently lost their best defensive player on a trade. It looks like a dreadful matchup for the home team. The Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in the previous five games played against the Raiders.
What’s the latest Oakland Raiders betting form to face the Rams?
I told you in the beginning; it has been a rough couple of weeks for Jon Gruden. He arrived as the franchise savior when he decided to come back to coaching. It took the Raiders’ organization an inadequate handling of the Khalil Mack contract extension to erase the excitement. Oakland’s fans are now disappointed and infuriated. They got two-first round picks from the Bears while trading Mack to Chicago. But how will that help the 2018 version of the Raiders? Gruden hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2008. It’s safe to say he could have had better luck than facing the most prolific offense in the game in week 1.
The way Gruden won the Super Bowl with Tampa Bay was by having a nightmare of a defense. He doesn’t have anything close to it in Oakland. Trading Mack to the Chicago Bears weakened his defensive unit and put lots of pressure on QB Derek Carr and the rest of the offense. Wideout Amari Cooper was honest by saying the Raiders must score on every possession to have a chance against the Rams. They are in a deep mess against an opponent that is not a joke. There isn’t enough value on finding the Raiders as 4.5-point home dogs. Oakland is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home underdog and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0 points.
The Play For The MNF Game Between Rams and Raiders?
The best offense, defense, and coaches are on the Rams’ sidelines. I’m not a big Jon Gruden fan, and he’s in for a rude awakening this Monday. He will quickly realize the NFL has changed a lot since he left 10-years ago. Oakland won’t have enough playmakers on defense to even make QB Jared Goff and the rest of the Rams’ offense uncomfortable. It should be a field day for Goff, Gurley and newcomer Cooks.
Even if Oakland kept Khalil Mack in the lineup, it was a bad matchup for the Raiders. Without him, it is just unfair.