Las Vegas Raiders vs New England Patriots Prediction, 9/27/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 3
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs New England Patriots
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Location: Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
Odds/Point Spread: New England -5.5
Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders go to Gillette Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the New England Patriots. Las Vegas opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 45.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders head into this game 2-0 for this year. The last time they took the field they played the New Orleans Saints and notched a win by a score of 34-24. Derek Carr went 28/38 with 282 yards passing and threw 3 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Josh Jacobs paced the team in rushing during the game. He had a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for a total of 88 yards by way of 27 carries which meant he was running for 3.3 yards per carry. Darren Waller was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 103 yards on 12 catches. He earned an average of 8.6 yards per catch during the game. The Las Vegas Raiders ended up rushing 35 times and racked up 116 yards giving them an average of 3.3 yards per run. In the game, they ran 76 plays for a total of 375 yards. On the day, the Raiders earned a total of 28 first downs and they had a total of 3 penalties for 13 yards. When it comes to their defensive performance, Las Vegas allowed 26 completions on 38 attempts totaling 311 yards, and a completion percentage of 68.0%. In the running game, the Raiders allowed 113 yards on 19 runs which means they had an average of 5.9 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they allowed 424 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Raiders have earned 747 total yards for the year. As a unit they're averaging 124.5 yards via the ground game ranking them 15th in the league. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Las Vegas has compiled 4 touchdowns via the pass and 4 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 34.0 points per outing. Regarding yards through the air, the Raiders are giving up 571 yards which puts them in 29th in the NFL. During the season, they are surrendering 406.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 26th in the league. The Raiders are sitting in 20th in the NFL in terms of their opponents scoring, giving up 27.0 PPG. the opposition is running for 4.9 yards per rushing attempt and 120.5 rushing yards per game this season. During their 2 games, they are allowing 285.5 yards per game through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 66.7%. For the year, they have allowed 241 running yards through 2 outings.
The Patriots head into this game 1-1 for this season. The last time they took the field they played the Seattle Seahawks and lost 35-30. Cam Newton led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 13 yards and he added 2 touchdowns for the contest. He scurried for 47 yards via 11 carries which gave him an average of 4.3 yards per run. Julian Edelman was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 179 yards on 8 catches. He notched an average of 22.4 yards per reception in the game. Cam Newton went 30/44 with 397 yards through the air and added 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 interception on the day. The New England Patriots ran the football 25 times and earned 67 yards giving them an average of 2.7 yards per rushing attempt. In the game, the Patriots had a total of 29 first downs and they totaled 2 penalties for 12 yards. Overall, they ran 70 plays which added up to 449 yards. In terms of defense, New England gave up 21 completions on 28 attempts totaling 266 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. Overall, they allowed a total of 420 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Patriots gave up 154 yards on 30 carries which means they had an average of 5.1 yards per attempt allowed.
When looking at the points being put on the board, the Patriots are ranked 16th in the league by tallying 25.5 points per game. During this campaign to this point, the Patriots have thrown for 537 yards through the air as well as an average of 268.5 passing yards per outing, ranking them 8th out of all NFL teams. They hold an average of 142.0 rushing yards per game and have toted the ball for 284 yards in total. The New England Patriots maintain an average of 410.5 yards/game which has them sitting 8th out of all teams in the NFL. When talking about passing yards, the Patriots have given up 457 yards which has them sitting in 11th in the NFL. Overall, they are surrendering 349.0 yards per outing which has them sitting 11th in the National Football League. The Patriots are ranked 14th in the National Football League in terms of the opposition scoring, giving up 23.0 PPG. They are allowing 4.2 yards per rushing attempt and 120.5 rushing yards per contest for the year. During their 2 games played this year, have surrendered 228.5 yards per game through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 70.7%. Overall, they have allowed 241 yards on the ground through 2 outings.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Patriots NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Patriots -5.5
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