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Tyler Maher
New England Patriots vs Las Vegas Raiders prediction, odds and betting trends for NFL preseason game.
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Patriots vs Raiders Preseason Game Info

2022 NFL Preseason Game
New England Patriots (1-1) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (3-0)
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Allegiant Stadium — Paradise, NV
Coverage: Local TV

The New England Patriots and Las Vegas Raiders will square off on Friday night for their final game of the preseason.

The Patriots have had a chaotic training camp while trying to integrate their new offensive scheme and coaching staff, but both of their preseason games have been competitive. After losing to the New York Giants on a game-winning field goal in Week 1, New England bounced back with a 20-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 2.

Meanwhile, the Raiders are the only team to go 3-0 in the preseason thus far. They've outscored their opponents 68-44 and are playing well under new head coach Josh McDaniels, who previously served as the Patriots' offensive coordinator for Bill Belichick.

Patriots vs Raiders Odds & Spread

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NE: (+100) | LV: (-120)
Spread: NE: +1.5 (-110) | LV: -1.5 (-110)
Total: 37.5 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

The undefeated Raiders are small home favorites on the moneyline and the spread. The total is in line with the rest of the games on Friday's slate, all but one of which have sit below 40 points.

Patriots vs Raiders Prediction & Pick

The Raiders have yet to lose a game this preseason and will have home-field advantage. They should also gain an edge from McDaniels coaching against his former team.

The Patriots are still tinkering with their offense and don't have a set play-caller, as Belichick, Matt Patricia, and Joe Judge have all taken turns calling plays during the preseason. That's made it difficult for Mac Jones and co. to get into a flow on offense.

New England will put up a fight and its defense should keep things close, but Las Vegas will win behind its more potent offensive attack.

Final Score Prediction: Patriots: 17 | Raiders: 21

Patriots vs Raiders Betting Trends

- New England is 5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games against Las Vegas.
- The total has hit the over in five of New England's last six games.
- Las Vegas is 4-1 ATS in its last five home games.
- Las Vegas is 7-1 straight up in its last eight games.

Patriots vs Raiders Best Bet

All NFL preseason betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

The Patriots are known for being guarded and protective of their strategy, and that's been even more true lately with all of their moving parts. They're still working out some kinks on offense, which makes them tough to trust on the road against a team that hasn't lost during the preseason.

While both teams made the playoffs last year, the Raiders look like the stronger unit on paper this season with Davante Adams coming aboard. McDaniels also knows what he's doing on offense, which is more than Belichick, Judge, and Patricia can say (all of whom previously specialized in defense and/or special teams).

The Raiders are in better shape at the moment, making them a good bet to cover the spread at home.

Bet: Las Vegas Raiders -1.5 (-110)

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