Rams vs Raiders Live Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason winds down on Saturday with a trio of games that will feature the Los Angeles Rams vs. Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals vs. Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Cowboys.
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San Francisco 49ers. The latter matchup will be broadcast nationally on the NFL Network, allowing fans in any market to get a glimpse of two of the league’s most popular teams making their preseason debut. These three contests represent the last opportunity to watch pro football until late next week, which is why fans would be wise to get some bets in against the spread before kickoffs begin at 8 p.m. ET.
Oddsmakers opened betting with the 49ers as three-point chalk, but that line has since been adjusted to SF -4.5 to account for the one-sided action that the books are receiving. The public is overwhelmingly backing the home squad in this matchup, with 72% of all bets and 73% of the cash wagered on the San Francisco side. The total for this game has also slightly shifted, as the over/under has jumped up to 37 points after first showing up on the board at 36 points. The public is more split on this line, with a small majority of tickets (57%) and money (54%) preferring the over.
Don’t expect to see too many familiar faces on the field tonight, as Week 1 of the preseason is often used by organizations as a chance to evaluate young, raw talent and players on the fringes of making the cut after training camp wraps up. Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett usually yanks the starters that do see the field during his team’s opening exhibition games before the second quarter even starts, while 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan has been vocal with his distaste for preseason football. He recently went on the record to state he would prefer to see it shortened or even eliminated in favor of joint practices and other evaluation methods.
“You absolutely don’t need four preseason games,” Shanahan said, via NBCSports.com. “I’d rather have zero than four. Preferably, I’d like two. One to evaluate the people trying to make the team and then just one to knock a little rust off.”
It’s never easy to project how an NFL preseason game will play out due to the limited schemes, lower levels of talent and constantly rotating lineups, but those looking to roll the dice on the final three contests of Week 1 have come to the right place. Pro handicapper Jon Price of SportsInformationTraders.com sent along his final predictions for the week and you won’t want to miss out on which teams the Vegas expert is picking on Saturday night. Before getting to Price’s leans, have a look at the complete schedule, kickoff start times, local and national TV channels, live stream sites and updated odds for each of the remaining Week 1 games. You’ll also be able to find scores and highlights from the previous two days, plus relevant betting trends, tweets, quotes and much more for the exciting Week 1 finale of the 2019 NFL preseason.
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NFL Preseason Week 1 Viewing Guide And Odds
Matchup Time (ET) TV Odds
Saturday, August 10th
Los Angeles Rams at Oakland Raiders 8 p.m. KTVU, KCBS OAK -4.5
Cincinnati Bengals at Kansas City Chiefs 8 p.m. WKRC, KCTV KC -3.5
Dallas Cowboys at San Francisco 49ers 9 p.m. NFLN* SF -4.5
NFL Network games live streamed on NFL.com, every 2019 NFL preseason game will be live streamed via NFL Game Pass.
NFL Preseason Week 1 Scores
Thursday, August 8th
Indianapolis Colts at Buffalo Bills BUF 24 – IND 16
New York Jets at New York Giants NYG 31 – NYJ 22
Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens BAL 29 – JAX 0
Washington Redskins at Cleveland Browns CLE 30 – WASH 10
New England Patriots at Detroit Lions NE 31 – DET 3
Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins MIA 34 – ATL 27
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles TEN 27 – PHI 10
Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears CAR 23 – CHI 13
Houston Texans at Green Bay Packers GB 28 – HOU 26
Los Angeles Chargers at Arizona Cardinals ARI 17 – LAC 13
Denver Broncos at Seattle Seahawks SEA 22 – DEN 14
Friday, August 9th
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Pittsburgh Steelers PIT 30 – TB 28
Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints MIN 34 – NO 25
NFL Preseason Week 1 Saturday Betting Trends
Raiders vs. Rams
The Rams haven’t finished above .500 in preseason play since 2011, going 2-2 in each of the last three preseasons.
The Raiders went 3-1 SU during the 2018 NFL preseason.
Oakland head coach Jon Gruden is 33-17 during his career in preseason games, including a 3-1 run during his first year with the Raiders in 2018. Rams head coach Sean McVay is 4-4 in exhibition during his tenure with LA.
Chiefs vs. Bengals
The Bengals are 4-1 against the spread over their last five games.
The total has gone UNDER in six of the last eight games played between these teams at Arrowhead Stadium.
Cincinnati head coach Zac Taylor will be making his debut on the sidelines for the Bengals, while veteran head coach Andy Reid is 38-42 during the preseason for his career.
49ers vs. Cowboys
The Cowboys went 0-4 SU and 1-3 ATS during the 2018 preseason, while the 49ers went 1-3 SU and 0-3-1 ATS in the same span.
The total has gone OVER in three of San Francisco’s four home games during the 2017 and 2018 preseasons.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is 3-5 SU for his career during exhibition games, while Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett is just 12-21 SU.