Lions vs Raiders

Lions vs Raiders NFL football game Week 1 Preseason 2018 at 8:30 AM on Oakland Coliseum, Stadium, California. Detroit Lions vs Oakland Raiders Friday night the great NFL Football Game on preseason.

Lions vs Raiders

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Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game:

WHO: Lions vs Raiders
WHAT: Preseason Game 1
WHEN: 10:30 p.m. ET Friday
WHERE: Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, Calif.

Before you make any bets or picks for Friday’s Lions vs Raiders preseason NFL game at 10:30 p.m. ET, you need to hear what Hammerin’ Hank Goldberg has to say. The legendary Vegas handicapper enjoyed a 17-year ESPN run in which he had only two losing seasons picking NFL games.

In last week’s Hall of Fame Game, Hammer told SportsLine readers to grab Chicago +2.5 points. The result: The Bears covered, nearly winning outright in a 17-16 loss. Anyone who tailed Goldberg won with ease.

Now, Goldberg has studied the matchups for Lions vs. Raiders, noticing a key X-factor you didn’t even consider, and he’s again sharing his strongest picks over at SportsLine.

Hammer has an interesting observation about this game. “Detroit is looking for a running back and Matt Patricia is looking to build a defense,” he told SportsLine. And for the Raiders, Friday’s game marks the return of Jon Gruden out of the broadcast booth.

Goldberg is well aware that the Lions don’t expect to play Matthew Stafford more than two series. Expect to see a determined Jake Rudock make the most of his time under center after falling behind Matt Cassel for the No. 2 spot at quarterback. New acquisition LeGarrette Blount isn’t expected to see much action either. Instead, look for Auburn rookie running back Kerryon Johnson to establish himself as Blount’s backup.

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference North division.

The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference West division.