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NFL odds, betting lines: Raiders play underdog to visiting Rams in Monday Night home opener

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On Monday Night, the Raiders will face off against the Los Angeles Rams in the 2018 season opener. The odds for the game has been all over the place as it opened as a pick’em, rose to Rams as the 5-point favorites, then fell to the Rams being the 4.5-point favorites, and now it’s back up to 5.5 to 6 in favor of the Rams courtesy of OddsShark.

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The Rams are coming off of an 11-5 campaign where they blew past all previous expectations to make the playoffs only to lose in the first round. On the other hand, the Raiders are emerging hungry for redemption after a disappointing 6-10 season where they lost their last four games.

The game is going to be in the Oakland which should be in the Raiders favor, but it must be noted that the Rams top scoring offense last year was spectacular on the road scoring about 32 points per game. Hopefully, Gruden’s knowledge of the system will be useful to Guenther for stopping the Rams dominant offense.

Obviously, without Khalil Mack our odds for defensive success against the Rams have fallen, but I’m still a huge fan of Guenther’s system and think the Raiders will be able to play well enough to potentially squeak out a win and cover the spread.

Poll

Will Rams beat the Raiders?

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  • 34%
    Yes, by 6+ points
    (272 votes)
  • 11%
    Yes, but they won’t cover the spread
    (90 votes)
  • 54%
    No, Raiders win
    (432 votes)
794 votes total Vote Now