Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oakland Raiders on Thursday, a Live Dog?

The Oakland Raiders could be a good bet for whole season on point spread and money line for NFL betting handicappers, and might be able to start at the beginning.

On Thursday night, the Oakland Raiders will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys for a preseason game that they should win outright.

The Cowboys have played in the Hall of Fame game and came with a comfortable 16-7 win. Betting fans also saw them come away with a season-ending injury to third-string tight end, John Phillips, while he does not play big-time, you have to wonder if the Cowboys will play it even closer to the vest in Week 2.

Sports betting odds makers may underestimate the Raiders now. In the preseason, they will have a quarterback rotation of Jason Campbell, Charlie Frye, Kyle Boller and Bruce Gradkowski. All four quarterbacks have made numerous starts in the NFL.

The Raiders are getting 3.5 points on the game and they have done very well in their first preseason game of late. The Raiders are 4-0 in the last four years and they might come up with flying stars in this game too. The Raiders need to achieve a lot than Dallas as they knew their identity, team goals and the ones who are heading into this season. In turn, that should yield a motivation factor in both the teams.

NFL Football Betting Pick: Raiders +3.5

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