The Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) play the New England Patriots (7-6) at Allegiant Stadium on 18th December at 16:05. Going into this Week 15 matchup, the New England Patriots are in third place in the AFC East. A tally of seven wins is two more than what their opponents have managed all season, with the Las Vegas Raiders seeing victory five times to go third in the AFC West. The Las Vegas Raiders are favorites, but the New England Patriots won’t go down easy. The visitors look up for a fight as they plot to beat the oddsmakers at their own game and bag a crucial win at the Allegiant Stadium.
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Betting lines
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Betting expert picks
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Moneyline
The Las Vegas Raiders have struggled to get results against the away team in recent years, and while the home-field advantage is on their side at the Allegiant Stadium, that may not be enough. Instead, we like the look of the New England Patriots continuing their dominance in this series, having won four of their last five matchups against the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Spread
The oddsmakers have listed the Las Vegas Raiders as a 1-point favorite over the New England Patriots, implying that we could have a tight game of football on our hands between two evenly-matched teams. The eight most recent matchups in this series have seen an average points margin of 13.8 points.
The Las Vegas Raiders struggled to make home-field advantage count against the New England Patriots in their past four matchups, losing three times at the Allegiant Stadium by an average losing margin of 20.0 points. In their previous ten games, the Las Vegas Raiders went 6-4 ATS overall and 6-2 ATS in the last eight games at home.
The New England Patriots, meanwhile, have covered the spread in four of their last five games on the road. In their past 10 matches, the visitors went 7-3 ATS and also ended up 4-3-1 ATS from their eight most recent road trips.
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Total
The last eight head-to-head games saw an average of 40.76 points. Based on this stat alone, the total may end somewhere between 40 and 45 points when the New England Patriots visit the Las Vegas Raiders.
The two squads played four of these eight encounters at the Allegiant Stadium, producing a combined 48.75 points on average to go over the total two times. For this latest matchup on Sunday, the total is currently set at 44.5 points.
The total has averaged 48.0 points in the Las Vegas Raiders’ ten most recent games, as well as 51.4 points in their last five at home. Against the total, the Las Vegas Raiders have gone over in all of their past three home games and are 5-5 in the last ten overall.
As for the New England Patriots, the average total has been 39.4 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 48.4 points in the last five on the road. The under market has paid out as the winning bet in each of the New England Patriots’ last 11 games.
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots Betting trends
- New England Patriots have covered the spread in four of their last five games away
- In five of the New England Patriots’ last six games, the total went under
NFL Power Rankings Week 15 2022, Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots
Las Vegas Raiders Form
The Las Vegas Raiders were left licking their wounds when the Los Angeles Rams handed them a surprise 17-16 defeat in their last match. They now have a 5-8 record for the season and are 3-2 in the last five home games.
The Las Vegas Raiders’ offense is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses, having put up 23.7 points per game this season. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively average in the league recently. The hosts have given up 22.4 points in the previous five outings, which is less than the 24.1 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Unsurprisingly, the Las Vegas Raiders are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the home side to go far, and given their 5-8 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
New England Patriots Form
The New England Patriots snapped out of a two-match losing streak last time out by beating the Arizona Cardinals 27-13, leaving their current record from the past ten games at 6-4. They are also 3-2 in the last five on the road.
The New England Patriots’ offense has been in a slump this season; from ranking sixth in the league last year with 26.6 points per game, it has only put up 21.2 points in the current one. On the defensive side of the ball, the visitors boast one of the stingiest defenses in the entire country, allowing just 18.4 points per game for this season, and have remained formidable in the past five games, having only given up 15.2 points on average.
Despite going no further than the wild card round of the playoffs in the previous football season, the New England Patriots are hopeful of a potential AFC Championship challenge after going 7-6 in the regular season so far.
Las Vegas Raiders VS New England Patriots H2H history
The Las Vegas Raiders came away with a 23-6 win in their latest encounter with the New England Patriots, which took place at the Allegiant Stadium. That said, the Allegiant Stadium has been a great hunting ground for the New England Patriots in recent years. They’ve won their past three games here against the Las Vegas Raiders, and are 6-1-1 in the last eight overall.
The Las Vegas Raiders tallied 15.63 points on average per game from their eight most recent head-to-head games against the New England Patriots. The latter managed an average of 25.13 points in comparison.