The 2-0 Las Vegas Raiders travel across the country to face the 1-1 New England Patriots on Sunday afternoon. The Raiders are coming off an impressive 34-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night. The Patriots, meanwhile, look to bounce back after suffering a 35-30 defeat against Seattle.
Kickoff for Raiders vs. Patriots is set for 1 p.m. ET. New England is favored by 6.5 points in the latest Patriots vs. Raiders odds from William Hill, and the over-under is set at 47. Before entering any Raiders vs. Patriots picks, you'll want to see the NFL predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Patriots vs. Raiders spread: Patriots -6.5
- Patriots vs. Raiders over-under: 47 points
- Patriots vs. Raiders money line: New England -280, Las Vegas +240
What you need to know about the Patriots
The Patriots have been sensational at Gillette Stadium over the years, winning 17 of their last 20 home games. New England is also 4-1 in their last five meetings against the Raiders at home.
New England enters Sunday's contest with one of the NFL's most potent offenses. In fact, the Patriots are averaging 410.5 yards per game, which ranks eighth in the league. Quarterback Cam Newton is completing over 71 percent of his passes thus far this season, and he's also averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He's thrown just one touchdown pass through the first two weeks, but he's found the end zone four times with his legs. Newton will look to exploit Las Vegas' rush defense on Sunday, which is giving up an average of 120.5 rushing yards per game this season.
What you need to know about the Raiders
Meanwhile, the Raiders opened their new home stadium with a 34-24 win over the New Orleans Saints this past Monday. Derek Carr passed for three TDs and 282 yards on 38 attempts and Darren Waller caught 12 passes for one TD and 103 yards. Carr ended up with a passer rating of 120.7. Carr is one of two NFL quarterbacks with 500-plus passing yards, a 70-plus completion percentage and no INTs this season.
Josh Jacobs had 105 scrimmage yards last week and he is the only AFC running back with 100-plus scrimmage yards in each of first two games of the season. Both Jacobs (hip) and Waller (knee) are questionable for this week. Nicholas Morrow had seven tackles and his first career interception last week. The Raiders are 2-0 for just the fourth since the turn of the century. Three of those 2-0 starts have come under Jon Gruden.
How to make Raiders vs. Patriots picks
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