Online Betting Football Odds for Sunday’s Mexican Game
This online betting football weekend, Mexico will be getting a little dose of one of America’s favorite sports. To help clarify; the Oakland Raiders will be traveling to Ciudad de Mexico alongside the New England Patriots to put on a show for the US’s southern neighbor. This is a tradition the league has been upholding the last couple of years, due to the positive feedback they’ve gotten from both teams as well as Mexican fans. Let’s take a look at what kind of odds football betting books are giving both teams in Mexico.
New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders – Sunday, Nov. 19th
When: 4:25 pm ET
Where: Estadio Azteca, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Stream: CBS Sports, NFL Game Pass
Online Betting Football Lines:
New England Patriots -7 (-105) 54½ (-110) -335
Oakland Raiders +7 (-115) 54½ (-110) +271
Coming to Mexico for #NEvsOAK?
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 16, 2017
New England Patriots
The Patriots come into this Week 11 contest sporting a 7-2 record that ranks them 1st in the AFC East, ahead of the 5-4 Buffalo Bills. Furthermore, the Pats come into this Sunday’s contest riding a 5 game winning streak. That impressionable winning streak has opened the door for New England to emerge as the AFC’s winningest football team, alongside the 7-2 Steelers. New England last stepped onto the gridiron to face the Denver Broncos and put on a clinic 41-16. The triumph would’ve been more impressive if the Eagles hadn’t dropped 51 on Denver the week before. Nevertheless, NFL betting bookmakers do not have mixed feelings about this matchup as the Pats are pegged as the absolute favorites ahead of Sunday’s contest.
The Oakland Raiders enter this Sunday’s Mexico-based contest flashing a 4-5 record that pegs them as the 2nd best team in the division. After a 1st round dismissal from last year’s playoffs, the Raiders were hopeful that they could find more success in 2017. When Oakland kicked off the year by winning two games back to back, most online betting football players felt like Oakland would be a playoff contender this season. But then the Raiders suffered 4 consecutive losses and started to look like the Oakland teams of old. Then a miraculous 31-30 triumph over the Chiefs made it seem like the Raiders were back, but a 34-14 loss to the Bills the following week proved they weren’t. So what’s the best word to describe this year’s Raiders squad? Inconsistent.
Betting on an inconsistent team is annoying because one day you feel like you know the team is struggling and will not be competitive, and the next they’re shocking you and ruining your bet. This could very well happen this Sunday as most people will want to bet against Oakland. After all, the Raiders almost lost to Jay Cutler and the Miami Dolphins. How can you bet on a team with that type of track record?
Furthermore, the Raiders have a good deal of Mexican fans so it stands to reason that this Sunday’s game will be like playing at home for Silver & Black, with the fans backing them and whatnot. However, that’s still not going to deter a Patriots team that is as good as the one we’re seeing this year. Ultimately, if you had to bet against good but inconsistent team, you would want to bet on Bill Belichick.