Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 Prediction and Odds
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The Raiders and Patriots have been facing off in Raiders vs. Patriots fixtures since 1960, when the Raiders made the most of their home advantage to beat the Patriots (called the Boston Patriots at the time) 27-14.
The Patriots clearly had no intention of getting used to the feeling of losing the fixture, though, and would only fall to defeat one more time in the next nine meetings between the sides.
More recently, the Patriots have again enjoyed a period of dominance in Raiders vs. Patriots games. You have to go all the way back to 2002, 7 fixtures ago, to find the last time the Raiders came out on top.
Their 27-20 victory served as revenge for the Patriots’ 16-13 win after overtime in the AFC Divisional Playoff game earlier that year.
The Series is currently in the Patriot’s favor, with the record at 20-15-1. Until New England’s streak beginning in 2005, the series was balanced on a knife’s edge.
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Aside from the Patriots’ overtime victory in 2002, the sides have also met in the postseason 2 other times. However, that was a while ago (1986 and 1976), with the Patriots winning the former and the Raiders winning the latter Raiders vs. Patriots game.
Even when one side is in a streak of form against the other, Raiders vs. Patriots games are rarely a massively one-sided affair. The two sides tend to put on close, tense games that serve up a whole lot of excitement for both sets of fans.
Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
The Raiders’ season has been far from smooth sailing up until this point. Their 4-7 record makes them one of the league’s worst-performing teams so far, but the more optimistic Raiders fans have pointed out the difficult run of fixtures the team has had.
If they can make the most of the smoother road that lies ahead, then the side could feasibly worm their way back into the playoff discussions. However, Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 isn’t looking any easier for them.
What no fan of the Raiders can complain about so far is entertainment. Josh McDaniels has got the side playing exciting stuff that’s keeping fans on the edge of their seat and their hearts in their mouth.
Luckily the fixture list looks to be easing up soon or the team may’ve started to run out of steam. But if they can keep a fair portion of their intensity going then their more manageable opponents in the latter half of the season may provide opportunities for an impressive winning streak. Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 will be a good test.
Few teams have had a season of such balance as the Patriots, who are currently teetering above .500 with their 6-5 record.
The competition in the AFC East is notoriously fierce so the side is going to have to really give it everything they’ve got if they want to appear in this year’s playoffs. Still, it’s not just the quality of their competition in the division that’s to blame, and the Patriots will need to start ironing out the mistakes that have hindered their game if they want to reach their full potential.
Things are still in their own hands, and a win in Raiders vs. Patriots is possible. With that said, the final stretch won’t be easy.
Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 Prediction
If the Raiders have knackered themselves out by the time Raiders vs. Patriots 18/12/22 goes down, then the Patriots could be viewing this fixture as another opportunity to wrap up a win.
If, on the other hand, the Raiders can maintain a healthy balance between intensity and sustainability, then they can give themselves a fighting chance. However, this is a big if, and still not a guarantee.
As such, The Patriots are favorites for the win, whichever way the Raiders prepare.
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