Oakland Raiders (+7) at San Francisco 49ers

October 12, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I hate taking issue with the Vegas oddsmakers; I really do. They do such an unbelievable job setting lines that it would seem silly for me to question their expertise. But why are the Niners favored by a touchdown against anybody?
San Fran has skilled players on both sides of the ball with Patrick Willis and Nate Clements as well as Vernon Davis, Michael Crabtree and Frank Gore. Still, Alex Smith didn't even look good passing for 300 yards on Sunday night. Meanwhile, the Raiders just took down a very talented Chargers team.
Maybe San Fran will win, but I don't fully understand the seven point spread. The 49ers allow 115 rushing yards per game and take on a Raiders team with Michael Bush (26 carries for 104 yards against SD) and  Darren McFadden (98 rushing yards per game) if he's healthy enough to return from his hamstring injury.
The Raiders aren't a quality team, but I'll take them against the 49ers who seem to be imploding.

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