National Football League: AFC OAK vs. TENN
Oakland Raiders (0-0, 0-0 away) at Tennessee Titans (0-0, 0-0 home)
September 10, 2017- 1:00 PM ET (TV CBS) Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
With high expectations, the Oakland Raiders will open their 2017 campaign with a trip into the Motor City when they do battle against the Tennessee Titans in a Sunday afternoon affair at Nissan Stadium that has the following betting lines from our best sportsbooks;
Best Raiders Lines: MyBookie Spread (+3) ML +130
Best Titans Lines: GtBets Spread (-3) ML -157
Over/Under: BetOnline 50.5
As we embark on opening Sunday in the NFL, an intriguing matchup, the Raiders and Titans will take to the field in what is expected to be a full house as both teams will have their MVP quarterbacks back in the fold. Both Derek Carr of Oakland and Marcus Mariota both suffered season-ending injuries last Christmas Eve.
First it was Mariota who went down with a fractured fibula in the early game only to see Carr hit the turf with a broken leg in his late game; an injury that proved vital as the playoff bound Raiders went down in the first round in a loss to the Houston Texans.
Back healthy and ready to go, the Raiders behind Carr will be ready to embark on what should be a successful season in which a deep postseason run is expected. Oakland was an explosive offensive team with Carr behind center and will no doubt be the key to the Raiders success once again.
For Mariota, he showed great promise in 2016 before going down, but after making some spot
starts in the preseason, it was enough to show the brass he didn’t lose any of his mobility.
Considered a run first team, the Titans have added some receiving power with the addition of veteran Eric Decker.
Meeting for the third consecutive time… all in Nashville, the Raiders will be seeking the sweep as the first two games were close contests.
All eyes will be on the signal-callers for both teams as each quarterback will look to help get their teams off to a good start. For sports betting purposes for our US players, GTBets is favoring TENN (-3) points over OAK with an over/under of 50.5 total game points scored.
In staying with the visitors, I will favor the Raiders PLUS the points (+3) over Tennessee for the season opening win as my best betting pick.