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Patriots and Raiders Set to Dazzle in Mexico City

The NFL takes its talent south of the border in Week 11 when the New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders showcase the best football America has to offer in Mexico City.

MyBookie opened the Pats as 6.5-point favorites with a total of 52.

Shark Bites
  • The Raiders are 2-5 SU and 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven games.
  • The Patriots are 17-2 SU in their last 19 games in the late afternoon.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of the Patriots’ last eight games as a favorite of 5.5 or less.



Due to the game’s setting in Mexico, any home and away trends can safely be thrown out of the window for this one. Last season, the Raiders outscored the Houston Texans 14-3 in the fourth quarter en route to a 27-20 triumph in Mexico City.

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is not exactly thrilled with heading back to Mexico, calling it a “competitive disadvantage” and “one that we’ve faced the last couple of years and will face the next few years.” The heightened elevation of 7,258 feet certainly plays a factor in that, as the Raiders have decided they won’t leave for the game until Saturday due to their own research indicating that the best way to avoid the effects of the altitude is to get in and out before their bodies take notice.



After enduring some major struggles on defense to start the season, the Patriots have turned things around in a big way. Heading into this one, the Pats haven’t allowed their last five opponents to score more than 20 points. The fans at Estadio Azteca will likely see the Raiders struggle to move the ball against the new and improved unit.

Oakland will be fully rested coming off a bye week, and we’ve seen them perform well in this spot before. In the Raiders’ last five games after the bye, they’re a perfect 5-0 ATS.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New England Patriots were listed as 5.5-point favorites at shops such as Bovada. Meanwhile, the OVER/UNDER line for the betting matchup was at 50 over at 5Dimes.

OddsShark analytical formulas picked a 27-24 win for the Patriots on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

New England Patriots vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland brings a 4-5 record (3-5-1 ATS) to the Week 11 betting matchup against the 7-2 New England Patriots, who are 5-4 against the spread. OVER/UNDER betting has seen Oakland go 5-4 so far and the Patriots go 5-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs New England injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Raiders at No. 23 and the Patriots at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders' No. 16-ranked offense (21.78 PPG) against a New England Patriots defense that ranks No. 14 at 21.67 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 237 yards per game, less than the Patriots give up through the air (287.22 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Patriots own the league's No. 5-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 90.75 yards per game when on the road. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 15 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New England comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Tom Brady in defeating the Broncos 41-16.

Oakland won its last game, 27-24 over Miami on Sunday, behind a 126-yard receiving performance from Jared Cook at Hard Rock Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • New England is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • New England is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of New England's last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of New England's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing New England

Next Betting Matchups

New England home to Miami, Sunday, November 26
Oakland home to Denver, Sunday, November 26

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