Vegas NFL Odds Raiders vs 49ers NFL Predictions & NFL Picks: The biggest disappointment in the NFL picks season, aside from the Minnesota Vikings, has to be the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers (0-5) look to snap their five-game NFL predictions losing streak to start the 2010 season at home against the Oakland Raiders (2-3). The 49ers have been posted by Vegas odds makers as a -7(-110) point NFL predictions favorite against the Raiders.
In last weeks NFL picks contest, the Raiders surprised the San Diego Chargers in Oakland last week 35-27 and now must go on the road where they have not won a NFL predictions match-up in 2010. The Raiders have shown balance on offense and rank #7 in the NFL with 134 yards rushing per game. With Darren McFadden questionable for this week’s NFL picks contest, the burden again could fall on Michael Bush, who rushed for over 100 yards in the NFL predcitions win against the Chargers. Jason Campbell has regained his starting job after an injury to Bruce Gradkowski and he was effective against the Chargers. When Campbell is on, he is an accurate passer who makes few errors and could make the Raiders a better team. The Raiders defense has struggled this NFL picks season, forcing few turnovers, and getting gouged regularly from opponents’ running games. They have given-up 7 runs of 20+ yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Oakland’s front seven, starting with Richard Seymour and linebacker Kamerion Wimbley will have to play much better if they are going to stop San Francisco’s running back Frank Gore. Gore has gained over 600 yards of total offense, but he has only scored 1 TD, and , overall, the 49ers are ranked 30th in the league as a rushing team. Scoring touchdowns has been a problem for the 49ers all 2010 NFL predictions season. The team has scored a total of 8 touchdowns and need Alex Smith, Vernon Davis, and, especially receivers Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan to up their games. Patrick Willis is still the leader of the defense but it is a defense that is in the middle of the pack statistically and has given-up 25+ points in four of five games.
The 49ers have to win a NFL picks contest some time, right? Look for the Raiders to play awell in today's week 6 NFL picks battle, keeping the score tight, which will help cover the Vegas spread. The Raiders will do more than cover, though, and it is predicted they will be the Upset Special of the Week and win in San Francisco, keeping the 49ers winless on the season.
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