Raiders vs Rams Odds, Pick, Prediction: NFL Preseason Preview

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Raiders vs. Rams Odds

Saturday, Aug. 19
9 p.m. ET
Raiders Odds
-110o / -110u
Rams Odds
-110o / -110u
Odds via bet365. Get up-to-the-minute NFL odds here.

Let's make a Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Rams pick for Week 2 of the NFL preseason. 

In Week 1 of the preseason, the Raiders dominated the 49ers. Meanwhile, the Rams struggled. So, what can we expect from these teams this week?

Well, let's break down the Raiders vs. Rams odds and make a pick.

Raiders vs. Rams

Matchup Analysis

Jimmy Garoppolo has said he wouldn’t mind playing in a preseason game, but has yet to do so. We are unsure if this week will be his debut, but if it isn’t, the Raiders are still in good hands. In addition to Aidan O’Connell’s impressive stat line, the Raiders executed a run-heavy offensive game plan. Last week, the Raiders rushed 35 times and attempted 23 passes. If they continue with that plan, I'm not sure how the Rams, given their struggles last week, will stop the Raiders.

Bet Las Vegas vs. Los Angeles at FanDuel

Raiders -4.5

Rams +4.5

Sean McVay said Stetson Bennett has made some really good plays in joint practice, and has also gotten away with some. McVay is emphasizing development over wins and losses early, and who can blame him? That’s what preseason is for. Cooper Kupp is still healing from his injury, and there's no reason for Stafford to compete in a preseason game. The Rams’ defense is also extremely young and these valuable reps will set them up for success down the road.

Raiders vs. Rams

Betting Picks & Predictions

For now, let's focus on handicapping this preseason matchup. There are a lot of things that we can gather from Week 1 of the preseason. We know the Raiders favored the run game and that the Rams struggled to stop the run. We also know that the Rams had equal time of possession with the Chargers, yet lost by 17. Finally, we know the Rams committed nine penalties and over 100 yards.

I can't trust this Rams team to figure it out in the span of a week. I expect the Raiders to win this game by a hefty margin.

Pick: Raiders -3.5 | Bet to -5.5
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