Patriots vs. Raiders Prediction
Will the Oakland Raiders at least hang with the New England Patriots this afternoon in Mexico City? Or will Tom Brady and Co. roll when the two teams meet at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: New England. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Patriots are 7.5-point favorites versus the Raiders, who opened as 5-point underdogs. As for the total, meanwhile, it currently sits at 54.5 after hitting the board at 50.
Who the Public Likes: As of Sunday morning, just over 60% of tickets are on the Patriots to cover the point spread.
Who the Trends Like: The favorite has covered in four of the last five meetings between these two teams. The Patriots are also 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus an opponent with a losing record while the Raiders are just 1-5-1 against the number in their last seven games overall.
Who We Like: New England. The Patriots are a perfect 8-0 against the spread in their last eight games played on grass, are 6-1 against the number in their last seven games following a win of more than 14 points, and have covered in nine of their last 11 games following an ATS win. They're also 12-4 against the spread in their last 16 games when facing a conference opponent.
On the other side, the Raiders are 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six games on grass, are 1-3-1 against the number in their last five games following an ATS loss, and are 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
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