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That Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles rams will both start their second game of the season at SoFi Stadium in California on Saturday night. The Raiders (1-0) won their first preseason game 20-7 against the Seahawks and covered the spread as -2.5 home favorites. The Rams (1-0) lost to the Chargers 13-6 at home in their first incline as -3.5 favorites.
(Late line movements and injury reports were updated Saturday morning.)
The line has changed dramatically during the week in favor of the guest team. When Lines opened for this competition, the game was considered a choice, but now the visiting Raiders are a solid 6.5-point favorite in this one. A small majority, 55 percent, of the bets ATS supports the Rams with the points in this competition.
While the line has moved in favor of visitors, the total has dropped like a brick over the course of the week. After opening with 42 points, this total can now be found at 35 points on most sports books. A slim majority, 54 percent, of the bets on the total in this competition are looking for this game will end up going over the lowered number here.
Weather during playtime: SoFi Stadium has a roof on the structure, making this an indoor competition. That means 68 degrees, no wind and no rainfall to worry about.
Raiders, Peterman Win vs Seahawks
When starting Derek Carr and backup Marcus Mariota did not play, the Raiders relied on third-striker Nate Peterman in their first game and he delivered. Peterman completed 29 of 38 passes for 246 yards, leading the Raiders to a 20-7 victory over the Seattle Seahawks. ” Every time you go out there – whether it’s pre – season, practice, whatever it is – I always have something to prove I feel like, ” Peterman told AP reporters after the match, which fell a moment back. to become the only quarterback in the NFL to play the entire game in Week 1 of the preseason. ” That’s how it was today, and just happy to go out there and have fun and get a win. ”
Case Cookus replaced Peterman after the two-minute warning to pass the ball to defender Garrett Groshek in his only game. DJ Turner led the Raiders with seven receptions, while Keelan Doss pulled in six passes. Trey Ragas rushed to 62 yards on 13 attempts and added three receptions. It remains to be seen if Mariota plays in the second game, but early reports indicate that Peterman and Cookus will get the majority of the snaps. Given that Peterman played most of the game, Cookus expects to get a lot more runs in this second game against the Rams.
Las Vegas Raiders Injury Report:
OUT: CB Isaiah Johnson, CB Nevin Lawson, WR Trey Quinn
Aries falls in first game with fans on SoFi
Approximately 70,000 football fans filled seats, contests and party areas for the first time at SoFi Stadium. Unfortunately, the Rams could not put up a show for their people as they fell 13-6 to the Chargers as home favorites in their first preseason game. Although none of the clubs played any of its stars, the crowd still clearly enjoyed its first collective trip to SoFi, which is hosting the Super Bowl in less than six months.
Devlin Hodges started for the Rams, who did not play new franchise QB Matthew Stafford or his backup, John Wolford. Hodges went 11 of 19 at 85 yards, but did not look as impressive as his replacement, Bryce Perkins. The second-year pro from Virginia, who didn’t get a snap last season, led the Rams ’only touchdown run in the first half, going 5 of 6 with a score for Trishton Jackson. It’s safe to assume the Rams will use Perkins a lot more in this upcoming game as the kid looked good. Coach McVay used almost none of his expected contributors from the regular season. He has been average in his time in the preseason, going 5-4 ATS in nine games.
Los Angeles Rams Injury Report:
OUT: RB Cam Akers, DL Bobby Brown III, G Jamil Demby, DB Robert Rochell, WR Ben Skowronek, QB John Wolford
- Coach Gruden has 36-18 in his last 54 games in the conciliation
- Coach Gruden is 31-20-3 ATS in his last 54 preseason games
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