ST. LOUIS RAMS VS. OAKLAND RAIDERS
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Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum will be the site for 2010 NFL betting action on Sunday, September 19th when the visiting St. Louis Rams clash with the Oakland Raiders. The last time these two teams played each other came back in 2006, the Rams took care of business shutting the Raiders out 20-0.
Point Spread: The Raiders currently sit at (-3.5) with the game ‘total’ set at 37.5; kickoff is set for 4:15 ET.
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Number one draft pick QB Sam Bradford struggled in his NFL debut, but that was to be expected. He completed 32-of-55 passes while throwing for 253 yards with a TD/INT ratio of 1/3. In Week two, he will have a hard time against a very stingy Raiders defense that will prey off his rookie mistakes. RB Steven Jackson rushed for only 81 yards and caught four passes. Newly acquired WR Mark Clayton was the player of the game for the Rams hauling in 10 receptions for 119 yards. Laurent Robinson added three catches including the lone TD pass by Bradford. The Rams defense was very physical forcing and recovering four fumbles and sacking Derek Anderson twice.
Oakland had a major letdown in Week 1 getting blasted 38-13 by Vince Young and the Titans. QB Jason Campbell lost a fumble and threw an INT, while managing to run for 34 yards, and pass for 180 yards and a TD to RB Darren McFadden. McFadden paced the ground game rushing for 95 yards and making six grabs for 55 yards while scoring the lone TD. TE Zach Miller added four grabs for 43 yards. K Sebastian Janikowski made 2-of-3 field goals for the rest of the scoring. The ’D’ recorded two sacks and recovered a fumble.
St. Louis has been horrendous when dogged winning outright only three times in its L/33 tries while posting a 13-20 ATS tally during that span. In September games dating back to 2008, the Rams have been unsuccessful losing all eight games and posting a 1-7 ATS tally. To tell you how bad Oakland has been in the L/2 years, they have only been favored twice the L/2 seasons and have a 0-2 record both SU & ATS to show for it. They are however a perfect 6-0 ATS if playing off a pointspread defeat!
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