NFL Picks: Week 2 Bills vs Raiders


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As the NFL season progresses, Week 2 presents a riveting matchup: the Las Vegas Raiders taking on the Buffalo Bills. Both teams, coming off different fortunes from their respective season openers, now face each other in what promises to be a thrilling encounter. With statistics, strategies, and stars at the forefront, let’s dive into what fans can expect from this matchup.



Spread: Raiders +9.5 (-110), Bills -9.5 (-110) 

Moneyline: Raiders +310, Bills -420 

Total: O 47, U 47 (-110) 


NFL Player Bill AllenRaiders had a Close Call

The Las Vegas Raiders began their campaign with a thrilling victory against the Denver Broncos, edging them out 17-16. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, known for his game management, had a fairly solid outing, connecting on 20 of his 26 attempts, garnering 200 yards with 2 touchdowns, though marred by an interception. On the ground, Josh Jacobs took charge with 48 rushing yards, setting the tone for the offense. However, it was Jakobi Meyers who shone the brightest in the receiving corps, pulling down 9 catches for 81 yards and finding the end zone twice. Defensively, Nate Hobbs stood tall with 12 total tackles, and both Maxx Crosby and Jerry Tillery made their impact felt with a sack apiece. The unit, however, missed out on capitalizing on interceptions.


Bills Lost in Metlife 

On the other hand, the Buffalo Bills had a night to forget, succumbing to the New York Jets in a closely-fought overtime encounter, 22-16. Josh Allen, despite displaying his arm strength and versatility, struggled with ball security, throwing 3 interceptions against a lone touchdown. He completed 29 of his 41 passes for 236 yards. The ground game witnessed James Cook leading the charge with 46 yards. Through the air, Stefon Diggs established himself as Allen’s go-to target, hauling in 10 receptions for a whopping 102 yards and a touchdown. Terrel Bernard anchored the Bills’ defense with 11 total tackles, and Leonard Floyd added 1.5 sacks. Linebacker Matt Milano managed to get his hands on an interception, bringing some solace to the defensive efforts.


NFL Prediction

As the betting world buzzes with predictions and probabilities, BUSR NFL Odds has listed the Raiders as a 9.5 point underdog. Given their recent road victory in the challenging Denver altitude, it’s a surprise. Garoppolo, despite his occasional hiccups, boasts an solid record as a starter, often managing games in an acceptable manner. Contrastingly, the Bills, particularly Josh Allen, have had ball security issues lately. The loss to the Jets, helmed by Wilson, highlighted their vulnerabilities. However, the Raiders, emerging as a promising unit in Las Vegas, carry the momentum from their opening victory. While the Bills, playing at home, will certainly be eager to get back to winning ways, their recent turnover woes could haunt them against a Raiders side that is adept at capitalizing on mistakes. Betting aficionados might see value in backing the Raiders to cover the spread in this fixture.


Injury Report

For the Las Vegas Raiders, the status of several players remains in the balance. C. Jones, dealing with personal matters, T. Moehrig with a thumb concern, and J. Meyers, recovering from a concussion, are all questionable for Sunday. B. Facyson’s shin injury casts a shadow of doubt over his participation, as he remains out indefinitely. Further compounding their woes, D. Wagner, B. Brown, A. Butler, and A. Walter have all been moved to the Injured Reserve list, leaving them sidelined for the foreseeable future.

The Buffalo Bills, too, grapple with their share of injuries. Both B. Spector and J. Shorter are dealing with hamstring issues, sidelining them for an uncertain duration, while V. Miller’s knee injury adds to the list of indefinite absences. The Injured Reserve list sees additions in T. Doyle, Z. Davidson, and N. Hines, all nursing knee injuries.