Free Picks: Raiders riding the momentum to New England

The Raiders are riding the momentum wave as they boast a 2-0 record, while the 1-1 Patriots look to get back on track following a loss to Seattle in Week 2. Cam Newton is playing at a high level and will give the Raiders a world of trouble. But it won’t be easy to take down Las Vegas who have lots of talent on the offensive side, including dynamic young running back, Josh Jacobs. This is shaping up to be a shootout!

The real deal?

What more fitting way is there to bet on sports online than to put a little money on a Las Vegas Raiders game? Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr has performed well while completing 73.5% of his passes and throwing for four touchdowns and zero interceptions. They’re 2-0 and riding a wave of momentum but the New England defense is no joke, and their offense has been surprisingly effective as well.

Cam Newton has exceeded the expectations of most to start the 2020 season. Through the first two games of the year, he’s completed 71.4% of his passes, which is especially fantastic for a quarterback who’s known more his running ability. While we’re on that subject, he’s scored four rushing touchdowns across the same span.

At 2-0, it’s obvious that the Las Vegas Raiders are a team with a lot of potential. But it’s also too early to say whether or not they’re the real deal. Yes, their win over the New Orleans Saints last week was impressive, but there’s something different about playing a Bill Belichick led team, specifically in Foxborough.

888sport has the New England Patriots favoured by -5.5 which isn’t a whole lot of points. This game has the potential to be a shootout, but the Patriots have been playing well and have a strong advantage at home. It’s not unreasonable to foresee them bringing Vegas back down to earth.

It’s worth noting that the Raiders are 2-0 ATS this season and 4-1 ATS in their last five games, but it’s also worth noting that they’re 1-4 ATS against the Patriots in their last five games. If that turns you off, what’s even more alarming is that the Raiders haven’t beaten the New England Patriots since 2002!


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  • New England is 2-1 ATS in its last three games against Las Vegas
  • Las Vegas is 0-5 SU in their last five games against New England
  • New England are 14-6 SU in their last 20 games.
  • The total has hit OVER on four of New England’s last six games.

Kevin Luna is passionate about sports and specializes in the NBA and NFL. He provides useful information for online sports bettors, and casual fans looking for quality content. Although he lives in Toronto, he's more of a Celtics guy than a Raptors fan, but he still roots for the home team too