Week 15 action will continue this Sunday afternoon with this interesting Patriots vs Raiders clash, two teams that come into this final stretch of the season fighting for different things.
This will be only the sixth meeting in history between these teams and the first since 2020, in a particular series that is totally dominated by the Patriots, who have won the five previous encounters.
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Predictions and Betting Preview for the Patriots vs Raiders NFL Week 15 Game on December 18 2022
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Paradise, Nevada.
- When: Sunday, December 18, 2022, 4:05 PM E.T.
Betting on the New England Patriots
The Patriots are in the midst of another discreet season, however, they have still managed to stay in the fight for the playoffs, more specifically for one of the Wild Cards of the American Conference. They are placed in third place in the Eastern Division, which is very close to their goal, so from now on, every game will be crucial for them.
New England achieved a great result by defeating the Arizona Cardinals 27-13 on the road last week. This was achieved thanks to a great performance by a defense that led the team to get back on its feet in the second half of the game, and that surpassed the opponent in the final two quarters.
Precisely, that same defense has been the Patriots’ main weapon this campaign, allowing an average of just 18.4 points and 312.6 yards completed per game.This has helped an offense that has not been the best of all, averaging only 21.2 points scored per game.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders
Things are a little different on the home team’s side. The Raiders also come here in third place in their division, the American Conference West, but with a negative record, they no longer have a chance of even fighting for the wild cards spots.So, the team is already starting to think about the next campaign.
The Raiders missed an opportunity to put their record at .500 once again, by falling to the visiting Los Angeles Rams in Week 14.Although they reached the last quarter with an advantage on the scoreboard, the defense did not maintain the level it had been showing, allowing 14 points to end up losing 16-17 with a great play just a few seconds to go on the clock.
Las Vegas has failed to stand out either offensively and defensively, and it is coming into this week with an average of 23.7 points scored per game, but averaging 24.1 points allowed per game. Playing at home, the team’s effectiveness in attack improves to 28.0 points..
This will be another tough test for the Patriots to overcome if they want to keep dreaming about the playoffs. So, at least they will almost certainly put up a fight. Even if they have an inconsistent offense, it is one that has already proven that it can hurt vulnerable defenses.
Also, while the Raiders become much more productive when they are at home, they will not have an easy day against one of the league’s best defenses like the Patriots, which has also been very solid away from home, helping its team achieve a 4-3 record on the road..
The Patriots have historically dominated the Raiders, and they arrive to this game with a much more positive rhythm, so we expect them to continue to hold strong on defense, take advantage of the Raiders’ weaknesses, and come away with a much-needed win.
Prediction: New England Patriots Moneyline (NE 21- LV 17).
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