Are the Las Vegas Raiders for real? They are undefeated so far and are coming off a great win against a Super Bowl contender, but up next for Carr and company is Cam Newton and the new England Patriots, who are eager to bounce back following a loss on the road. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Las Vegas Raiders vs New England Patriots Regular Season Week 3 Game on September 27, 2020
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro
When: Sunday, September 27, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+6)
Regular Season Record: 2-0
Playing in their shiny new Las Vegas home, the Raiders made sure to win in style, taking down Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints last Monday night, 34-24. Derek Carr is off to a great start this season. In the first two games of the season, Carr has passed for 521 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. Three of those passing touchdowns were thrown against the Saints, with Darren Waller as Carr’s biggest beneficiary. The tight end Waller had 103 receiving yards and a touchdown on 12 recdptions and 16 targets in Week 2, and he should be a huge threat again in Week 3 against the Patriots’ defense that allowed five passing touchdowns last Sunday. Waller has 148 receiving yards and a touchdown in his last two games. Las Vegas can also punch with its rushing attack that is averaging 2.0 rushing scores per game — third in the NFL.
The Raiders are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games overall.
Betting on the New England Patriots (-6)
Regular Season Record: 1-1
The Patriots suffered their first loss of the season in Week 2, as they got beaten by the Seattle Seahawks on the road, 35-30. Even in a loss, though, Pats quarterback Cam Newton gave a good account of himself, passing for 397 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 30-of-44 pass completions. He also rushed for 47 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Newton should give Las Vegas’ defense plenty of problems, as the Raiders have yet to face an athletic quarterback who’s built like a linebacker, so far this season. Plus, the Raiders aren’t quite stout against the pass, giving up 285.5 passing yards per game — just 29th overall in the NFL. The key for the Patriots is for their defense to wake up after geting torched by Russell Wilson. Perhaps, the team’s performance on defense against the Seahawks was nothing but an anomaly, considering that the Pats gave up just four touchdowns to wide receivers during the entire 2019 season.
The under is 2-0 in the Patriots’ last two games as the home team.
The Patriots win, 27-24.
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