Seattle vs. Oakland 2010 NFL Picks, NFL Predictions & Vegas Odds: The surprising Seattle Seahawks (4-2) are in first place in the NFC West this NFL predictions schedule and, in week eight of the NFL picks season, must travel down the coast to visit the red-hot Oakland Raiders (3-4). Vegas odds have picked the Raiders as-2½(-110) point NFL predictions favorites at home.
This NFL picks season, Seattle is 3-1 against the spread and 1-1 against the Vegas spread as a road underdog. The Seahawks don’t impress anyone with statistics, ranking near the bottom of every major offensive and defensive category. They do, however, excel against the run, a good thing too, since they will be tested this by the Raiders’ Darren McFadden, who torched the Broncos last week. The Seahawks have only scored 10 offensive touchdowns all NFL predictions season but quarterback Matt Hasselbeck has enjoyed a resurgence this NFL picks season and has found a new favorite target in receiver Mike Williams. Justin Forsett has run well at time but, as a whole, the running attack has been inconsistent at best. The return game, though, has been dynamic. Leon Washington has two kick-off returns for touchdowns and averages 35.1 yards per return, while rookie Golden Tate is averaging 11.8 yards per punt return. That “hidden” yardage has meant the difference in some NFL picks contests.
The Raiders have been impressive in two of their last three NFL predictions match-ups, beating division foes San Diego and Denver by a whopping score of 94-41, including a 59-14 NFL picks victory last week over the Broncos. The Raiders dominated that game in every way, gaining over 500 yards in total offense, scoring a defensive touchdown, and running with McFadden, who gained 165 yards and scored 4 touchdowns. As a whole, the Raiders are the NFL’s third best rushing offense this NFL picks season and will need to contend with Seattle’s front wall. Jason Campbell may have to throw the ball to succeed in this game. Defensively this NFL predictions season, they have struggled against the run but have excelled in pass defense, limiting yardage but only forcing three interceptions.
Seattle has been surprising this NFL picks season but the Raiders are on a roll and look to cover the Vegsa spread and win at home.
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