Patriots vs Raiders Week 6 Opening Odds Paint Disastrous Picture for New England

If you thought things were going to get better after Week 5, think again.
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are 3-point underdogs against the Raiders in Week 6.
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are 3-point underdogs against the Raiders in Week 6. / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots fans are more than ready to move on from Week 5's disaster, so already their attention is turned to next Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders — even though the Raiders won't wrap up their Week 5 until Monday night.

Unfortunately for Pats fans, the betting odds are out for that Patriots-Raiders game, and they don't paint a pretty picture.

Patriots vs Raiders Week 6 Odds

The Raiders are not supposed to be a difficult opponent. Pending the conclusion of Week 5 they're sitting at 1-3 and Pro Football Focus' grades have them as a bottom-12 team in the NFL. This should be a potential get-right spot for the Patriots.

But instead, New England is an underdog by a full field goal, sitting at +3 on the spread and +130 on the moneyline in a game that has a 42.5-point over/under.

This is telling of just how disastrous things are looking for the Pats right now.

Mac Jones is playing maybe the worst football of his career. Bill Belichick is seemingly getting out-coached. The defense, which is supposed to be the backbone of this team, just gave up 34 points to the middling New Orleans Saints offense.

Does the Josh McDaniels-Jimmy Garoppolo really strike fear? No, but it doesn't exactly take a fearsome opponent to give the Patriots a run for their money at this point.

We'll see how Monday Night Football impacts the matchup and this betting line, but the early signs are not good for the Pats.

If this plays out as a loss expected, we could be getting awfully close to having the rest of the season serve more as an audition for who will replace Mac Jones than as a platform to make a playoff push.

If you are going to bet this game, you'll want to do it on DraftKings Sportsbook. Their $200 guaranteed bonus pays out as soon as you place your $5 bet, so you don't even need to wait and see if you win or lose to get the full $200. That means even another shutout loss would come with some silver lining.

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