Patriots vs Raiders Prediction, Odds & Best Bets for Week 15 (New England's Playoff Hopes Take Huge Hit)

Larry Rupp
New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game.
New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders prediction, odds and best bets for NFL Week 15 game. / AP Photos/Greg M. Cooper
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Patriots vs Raiders Week 15 Game Info

2022 NFL Regular Season — Week 15
New England Patriots (7-6, 4-3 Away) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (5-8, 3-2 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022
Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium — Las Vegas, NV
Coverage: FOX

The New England Patriots will aim to build momentum in the AFC Wild Card race when they take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 15 NFL action. The Patriots took down the Arizona Cardinals, 27-13, on Monday Night Football, pulling away in the second half after a slow start.

Meanwhile, the Raiders fell short in a gut-wrenching 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football in Week 14. Las Vegas blew a 16-3 lead in devastating fashion, giving up a 98-yard touchdown drive to Baker Mayfield in the closing minutes.

Patriots vs Raiders Odds & Spread

All NFL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NE: (-106) | LV: (-110)
Spread: NE: +1 (-112) | LV: -1 (-108)
Total: 44.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The Patriots enter this contest as slight road underdogs on the moneyline and spread on FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4:05 p.m. ET clash also features one of the higher totals on the Week 15 slate at 44.5 points.

Patriots vs Raiders Prediction & Pick

While the Patriots find themselves in a much better spot right now, the Raiders are not dead from a playoff perspective. Las Vegas would need to win its final four games to have any shot at securing a postseason berth, though, and it all starts with a home game against an injured New England offense.

Damien Harris, Rhamondre Stevenson and Jakobi Meyers are a few of the valuable Patriots banged up right now. Losing them on an offense that ranks just 24th in yards per game (319.6) would be brutal. The Raiders are fully healthy and currently rank eighth in yards (361.9) and 11th in points per game (23.7).

It's do-or-die time for both of these playoff hopefuls, so I'll back the one playing in front of its own fans.

Final Score Prediction: Patriots: 20 | Raiders: 23

Patriots vs Raiders Betting Trends

- New England is 9-3 straight up in its last 12 games against an AFC West opponent.
- The total has hit the under in five of New England's last six games.
- Las Vegas is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven home games.
- The total has hit the under in six of Las Vegas' last nine games against New England.

Patriots vs Raiders Best Bet

This game is listed as a pick 'em for a reason. New England and Las Vegas are evenly matched, which gives the point total more value. The Patriots are allowing only 18.4 points per game on the year (No. 5 in NFL), while the Raiders are giving up a 46.7% red zone scoring percentage at home (No. 8 in NFL).

The total has hit the under in five of New England's last six games as well as in five of Las Vegas' last seven games. The under has also cashed in six of the last nine head-to-head matchups between these AFC foes. Expect any scoring drives to take a lot of time off the game clock on Sunday and end in field goals rather than touchdowns.

Bet: Under 44.5 Points (-110)

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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel. 

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