Raiders vs. Seahawks Point Spread: NFL Pre-Season Week 4 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Aug 26, 2019

Seattle is 2-1 ATS in this pre-season and 9-4 ATS in its previous 13 pre-season games overall. They open as 2.5-point favourites agains the Raiders.

Las Vegas
7-9
AT
August 29, 2019, 10:00 PM ET
CenturyLink Field
Seattle
11-5
Pointspread +2.5 -112
Moneyline +112
Over / Under o +34.5
Pointspread -2.5 -108
Moneyline -135
Over / Under u +34.5

The start of the regular season can’t come soon enough for a pair of West Coast teams – but for very different reasons as the Oakland Raiders visit the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night. For the Raiders, the start of the season kicks off a pivotal chapter in the franchise’s history – namely, its final season in Oakland before the franchise departs for Las Vegas. The Seahawks are just hoping to get through this week without losing any more skill players.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

As with the rest of the lines for Week 4 of the pre-season, the home side opened as a three- point fave – but Seattle has since been bet down to -2.5, and that’s a big help for those siding with the hosts who no longer have to worry about the push. Seattle is 2-1 ATS in this exhibition season and 9-4 ATS in its previous 13 pre-season games overall; Oakland has covered five straight and six of seven since a seven-game cover-less streak.

Oddsmakers aren’t expecting these teams to light the field on fire, placing the total at 33.5. Last year’s final pre-season week produced nine games of 40+ combined points – including the Raiders’ 30-19 triumph over the Seahawks in their Aug. 30 meeting. The Raiders have gone above the total twice in their first three pre-season games in 2019, while the Seahawks have converted the under in eight of their previous 11 exhibition contests overall.

Oakland Raiders

The Raiders come in as one of the top pre-season teams in the league over the past two years, having won six of their past seven games. But the focus Thursday will be on position battles over finishing with an unbeaten exhibition record in 2019 – and one of the big ones could be at wide receiver, where Marcell Ateman will look to make the final roster. Ateman is likely battling undrafted free agent Keelan Doss, who has been the superior player to date.

Seattle Seahawks

Between the retirement of Doug Baldwin and injuries to David Moore and D.K. Metcalf, the Seahawks will happily give the rest of their starting wide receiver stable the night off. The running back situation, however, is still very much in flux – at least, behind Chris Carson. Rashaad Penny was thought to have the inside track on the RB2 role, but he could face a major challenge from C.J. Prosise – at least, as long as the latter can stay healthy.

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