Buffalo Bills vs Las Vegas Raiders Week 4 Pick – NFL October 4

The NFL is set up with another great week of action in Week 4. Thirteen games will be up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these games will be between the Buffalo Bills and the Las Vegas Raiders. These two teams have both put up very strong starts to the season and will look to keep that up with a big win in this one. This game will kick off at around 4:25 PM Eastern time on October 4.

The Bills have put up a record of 3-0 to open up this season, which has them in first place of the AFC East. Buffalo finished out last season with a record of 10-6, which had them in second place of the division. The Bills have jumped out to an impressive start this season and will look to keep that streak up with a win over the Raiders in Week 4.

Las Vegas has earned a record of 2-1 throughout this season so far. The Raiders are in second place of the AFC West. The Raiders finished out last season with a record of 7-9, which had them in third place of their division. Las Vegas has had some promise to open up their first season in their new home. Now the Raiders will look to keep that up with a win on Sunday afternoon.

These two teams have earned a strong record this season and will look to keep that up with a big win in this one. The Bills have looked to takeover in the AFC East, while the Raiders are trying to make the leap into a playoff spot. I expect both teams to try and come out hot in this one as they try to earn a big win in Week 4 of the season.

Previous Matchups

The Bills are coming off a matchup against the Las Angeles Rams in Week 3 of the season. Jared Goff threw for 321 yards, 2 touchdowns and 1 interception, while running for another touchdown. The Rams came back from down 28-3, but lost in the end. Josh Allen threw for 311 yards, 4 touchdowns and 1 interception. Allen ran for another touchdown as the Bills won 35-32.

Las Vegas met up with the New England Patriots in Week 2 of the season in New England. Derek Carr threw for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns, but the Raiders still fell short. Cam Newton threw for a touchdown. Rex Burkhead caught the touchdown reception and rushed for two other touchdowns. The Patriots earned a 36-20 win at home against Las Vegas.

The last time the Bills and the Raiders met up was in 2017, where the Bills dominated for a 34-14 win. Buffalo has won three of their last five games against Las Vegas. Now the Bills will look to earn a big win over the Raiders on the road. Buffalo has not lost this season yet, while Las Vegas will look to bounce back from the loss they took a week ago against the Patriots.

Quarterback Comparison

The Bills have a solid starting Quarterback in Josh Allen. Allen threw for 3089 yards, 20 touchdowns and 9 interceptions last season. He rushed for an additional 510 yards and 9 touchdowns to help lead Buffalo to the playoffs. This season Allen has thrown for 1038 yards, 10 touchdowns and 1 interception. Allen has run for 84 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Las Vegas has Derek Carr starting under center for this matchup. Carr finished out last season throwing for 4054 yards, 21 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Carr also ran for an additional two touchdowns. This season Carr has had a strong start, throwing for 784 yards, 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. The Raiders will look for Carr to put up another strong performance in this one.

These two teams have had their Quarterbacks put up strong performances throughout this season. Allen has been able to put up 12 total touchdowns this season, while only throwing 1 interception. Derek Carr has thrown 6 touchdowns and no interceptions. The Raiders will need Carr to keep the Raiders turnover free in this one.

Offensive Battle

Buffalo has been able to put up strong offensive numbers throughout this season. The Bills have scored 93 points this season, compared to the 73 points Buffalo has allowed. That is the third most points scored this season. The Bills have put up 1302 yards of total offense this season, which is fourth in the NFL this season.

The Raiders have also been very strong on the offensive side this season. Las Vegas has been able to score 88 points throughout this season, which is eighth in the NFL. The Raiders have been able to gain 1124 yards through this season, which is middle of the pack. Las Vegas will look to slow down the Bills offense in Week 4.

These two teams have put up very strong performances on offense this season. The Bills have been a bit better on offense, but Las Vegas’ defense may be able to slow them down a bit. If the Raiders can slow down Josh Allen and the Bills offense, they will have a good chance to earn the win on the road in this matchup. Look for Allen to dominate again though as he proves Buffalo is for real.

Pick Overview

The Buffalo Bills have looked good with Josh Allen performing well this season and I expect that to continue in this performance. The Bills have the better offense and Quarterback in this matchup, which I think will give them the edge. Buffalo has more weapons on offense, and I believe they will show they are legit with a win in Las Vegas.

BetOnline has the Bills listed as a -3 against the spread in this one. This gives Buffalo a solid edge on the road. I believe that this line is about right without any fans in the stands. This game will be more of a neutral site game and I think that Buffalo will take advantage of this. I am taking Josh Allen with the points as he continue to lead the Bills to a strong 4-0 record to open up the new season.

Buffalo Bills -3
Andruw Burling / Author

Andruw Burling has been writing sports picks since 2017, covering mainly NHL and NBA content, but doing work in other sports as well. Andruw grew up in Las Vegas and has been around sports since a young age. He grew up a huge NHL and NBA fan and continues to use that knowledge in his content today.