Buffalo Bills vs. Las Vegas Raiders Matchup Preview (10/4/20): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)
Some are calling this a tricky spot for the Buffalo Bills, who are 3-0 this season with Josh Allen leading the way. Las Vegas suffered their first loss last week against the Patriots and has been dealing with a heavier than usual injury report. That will carry into this week with Henry Ruggs set to miss some time. The Raiders offense hasn’t been bad so far this season, as the run game looks great. Defensively the Raiders continue to have an issue allowing 6.4 yards per play and 30 points per game. Oddsmakers are looking at Buffalo as favorites but only by a field goal. The over/under is well above 50 as scoring has been on another level throughout 2020 season. This will be a fun afternoon game to follow. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Buffalo Bills at Las Vegas Raiders Matchup Page.
Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2020
Time: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas NV.
TV Coverage: CBS
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Buffalo Bills: Dion Dawkins (Q), Micah Hyde (Q), Zack Moss (Q), Ed Oliver (Q), Quinton Jefferson (Q), Tremaine Edmunds (Q), Josh Brown (Q), Dawson Knox (P)
Las Vegas Raiders: Bryan Edwards (Q), Henry Ruggs (D), Damon Arnette (D), Trent Brown (Q), Sam Young (Q), Daniel Ross (Q)
Buffalo Bills Analysis
Buffalo has been extremely strong to start the year, but it has been the offensive side to lead the way. Josh Allen is over 1,000 yards already and Stefon Diggs has 288 of them. Allen is completing 71% of his passes and there was a lot of talk about his accuracy. Whether this is a true step forward we shall see, however, the addition of Diggs should be contributed to the success here at least a bit. John Brown is likely out this week which leaves Gabriel Davis to fill in, alongside Cole Beasley. Both have been very productive, and Beasley is averaging 76 yards per game this season. Devin Singletary has taken advantage of the Zack Moss injury, rushing for 157 yards on 4.9 yards per carry.
Defensively the Bills have not been as solid, but have dealt with a banged up front seven. They are allowing 380 yards per game and 106 of that is coming on the ground. Buffalo has allowed 25.7 points per game. Opposing wide receivers in the slot have really shredded this secondary, and this week that is Hunter Renfrow. Getting to the quarterback has not been a strong suit over the last few seasons, at least in a consistent manner. Against the Raiders offensive line, they have a better chance with Incognito out. A key focus will be on Darren Waller, and they put a bit more emphasis on Tyler Higbee last week after Mike Gesicki lit them up for over 100 yards and a score in the week prior.
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Las Vegas Raiders Analysis
Derek Carr has been playing strong football through the first three weeks, averaging 265 yards a game and sits with six passing touchdowns. He has completed 74% of his passes. He has done it with a banged-up receiving core as Bryan Edwards and Henry Ruggs were the two rookies expected to step up this year. Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow lead the Las Vegas receivers as they are the only ones with over 100 yards on the year. Josh Jacobs has seen a bit more targets with 13 through three games, and that was a big offseason question mark if he was going to be involved in the passing game. With the injuries to the receiving core, we should expect to see Nelson Agholor and Renfrow lead the way. Josh Jacobs has rushed for 252 yards through three games, facing two top ten run defenses from last season. The Bills run defense isn’t that daunting, where Jacobs can have a sneaky good week.
Las Vegas has been gashed on the ground this season, allowing 163 yards per game. It has been in each and every week. While they have faced some tough run offenses, with Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, and, Rex Burkhead? Well, the Patriots are a good run team. They have allowed 163 rushing yards per game, setting up what could be a big day for Devin Singletary. The Raiders will have to key in on Stefon Diggs, but the secondary isn’t that equipped to even cover the other Bills wideouts, despite John Brown being doubtful. Opposing offenses are averaging 30 points per game this season, and this could be another big week for the Bills offense. This is likely to be a reoccurring scene given the Raiders defense is a work in progress and injuries have already hit the secondary this season.
Las Vegas Raiders Depth Chart
Betting Corner: Bills -3
Spread: BUF -3
Moneyline: BUF -160 / LV +140
Public money is coming in on Buffalo as expected. The Raiders have a hefty injury report and the Bills are red hot with Josh Allen playing well. The over is also getting punished due to the scoring being up and defenses struggling to defend early on. Buffalo is 2-1 ATS this season and both teams are 3-0 with the over. Scoring has been heavy as each team is averaging over 28 points per game this season. The over is a bit of a concern for me though, as Buffalo’s defense is getting healthier while the Raiders offense is not. I do like Buffalo to roll into Vegas and pick up a win this week, and the three-point spread isn’t anything to shy away from. While I like most of the overs this week, I think the Raiders offense hits another bump in the road. Where Buffalo’s offense will likely put up points, getting 20+ out of the Raiders will be the tough part.
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Daily Fantasy Picks
Josh Allen continues to be the highlight of this Bills offense and is projected for the fourth-most fantasy points at the position behind Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, and Lamar Jackson. Allen continues to be a high upside play and is a great pivot again away from the more popular names. Las Vegas is also a defense I don’t mind targeting, especially down a few guys. With John Brown likely out, this opens the door for Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis for more snaps and targets in a good spot. Devin Singletary becomes a solid value again if Zack Moss is ruled out. And Stefon Diggs is obviously a strong option, and someone I like a lot this week.
As for the Raiders, they will have a tough task against the Bills defense, but Hunter Renfrow stands out as an option from the slot with the Bills struggling to defend. Darren Waller also has some upside, while Josh Jacobs is in a tough spot, but worth a look in tournaments still. Outside of Renfrow, all of these guys are just deep tournament options.