Patriots Host Raiders in Sunday CBS Matchup of AFC Contenders

Patriots Host Raiders in Sunday CBS Matchup of AFC Contenders

September 24th, 2020 NFL Football, Sportsbook

Las Vegas is taking a quick liking to their new NFL team. Cause by the Raiders winning their first two games. Quarterback Derek Carr has inspired confidence. Third-year coach Jon Gruden has a team more fitting his style and attitude. In like manner, the Patriots have exceeded betting on NFL expectations. Quarterback Cam Newton is playing more productive football than Tom Brady. He nearly carried the Patriots to a Sunday night win at Seattle. Now the Patriots have declared their AFC East dynasty may yet continue. Naturally, coach Bill Belichick has found the way.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots

Date and Time:Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1 p.m. ET
Location:Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Raiders vs. Patriots TV Coverage:CBS
Raiders vs. Patriots odds at SBG:
Raiders+6 (-105)47½ (-110)+222
Patriots-6 (-115)47½ (-110)-270
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Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots SBG Odds Overview

On this occasion, we get two teams exceeding sportsbook expectations. Both coaches have public wagering cache as well. Squares believe Bill Belichick can coach anything to victory. Following that is almost blind faith in the “Patriot Way.” So too does the public remember Belichick’s 11-5 season without Brady. But the Raiders win over the Saints sent a notice to all. Las Vegas can play and bring value.

Las Vegas Raiders Team Overview

Last Monday the Raiders made their Las Vegas debut at new Allegiant Stadium. Vegas scored a 34-20 payout as 4-point dogs. Over a total of 47.5 paid too. Now Las Vegas is now 2-0 straight up, against the spread, and over the total. Quarterback Derek Carr is off to a tremendous start with a 114.9 quarterback rating. Carr has four touchdowns and no interceptions. And has completed 74% of his passes. Defensively the Raiders rank only 26th overall and 20th for points allowed.

New England Patriots Team Overview

New England is 1-1 straight up, against the spread, and for totals. Last week on NBC Sunday Night Football the Patriots lost a thriller. Seattle won a 35-30 win as 4-point chalk with the game going over 45. Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was stuffed at the one-yard line on the game’s final play. Seattle blew a 35-23 fourth-quarter lead. But Newton and the Patriots made a spirited rally. In turn, that comeback bid came up just a bit short.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. New England Patriots Against the spread

The Raiders are:

  • 5-8 against the spread in their last 13 games as road dogs
  • 2-5 under the total getting points on the road
  • 1-4 vs. the odds head to head with the Patriots
  • 2-6 under the total in their last eight games with New England

The Patriots are:

  • 4-5 against the spread in their last nine games as a home chalk
  • 2-5 under the total laying points at Gillette Stadium
  • 1-5 on the board head to head when hosting the Raiders
  • 1-3 under the total at home against the Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders at New England Patriots SBG Free Picks

In this situation, the defense could be the Betting on NFL difference. New England remains one of the NFL’s best defensive units. More emphatically the Patriots remain the more fundamentally sound team. Supplementing the Patriots case is a potential Raider letdown.

Raiders at Patriots SBG Best Bet: New England Patriots

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