Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders
NFL Monday Night Football Free Pick 11-21-16

When: 8:30 PM ET, Monday, November 21, 2016
Where: Estadio Azteca, Mexico City
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: Raiders -6. O/U: 46
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Oddsmakers currently have the Raiders listed as 6-point favorites versus the Texans, while the game’s total is sitting at 46.

Last time out for Oakland, they were a 30-20 winner as they battled the Broncos at home. The Raiders covered in the match as a -1-point favorite, while 50 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Houston, they were a 24-21 winner as they battled the Jaguars on the road. The Texans covered in the match as a +2.5-point underdog, while 45 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Houston:
Team record: 6-3 SU,5-3-1 ATS
Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Houston’s last 6 games
Houston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Houston is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Oakland

Oakland:
Team record: 7-2 SU,6-3 ATS
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 6 games
Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Oakland is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Houston
Oakland is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Houston

Houston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders
Pick: Raiders -6

This game will be played in Mexico City so there is no home field advantage.

I took Oakland earlier at 5.5, but I still love Oakland to win by at least a touchdown. The Raiders’ defense has started to round into form and I expect them to beat Houston the way they did Denver. The Raiders defense has improved after playing terribly early in the season, and they should have the advantage against a bad Houston offense that simply can’t move the ball through the air (92 passing yards in last week’s win). The defense has carried the Texans, but I don’t expect them to severely limit the Raiders, as even elite defenses like the Broncos and Ravens have had issues keeping them off the scoreboard.