Special Monday Night Football from Mexico: Texans vs RaidersPublished November 21, 2016 by Sol FH
Houston Texans vs Oakland Raiders live tonight at 1:30 GMT with live odds and prediction.
The Estadio Azteca is a soccer stadium located in the suburb of Santa Ursula in Mexico City, but tonight it will host the Week 11 edition of Monday Night Football between the Texans and the Raiders. Both the Texans and the Raiders are in first place in their respective divisions, the Texans at 6-3 over the AFC South and the Raiders at 7-2 in the AFC West. Both teams are also both on winning streaks with Oakland looking to make it a fourth win in a row and the Texans just one back in search of their third.
The problem of elevation could play a serious problem for both teams tonight as the stadium sits 7,280 feet above sea level and even higher than the Broncos' home turf. Even ex-soccer player Eric Wynalda has said that Azteca is the "worst place to ever play a sporting event." Mexico City's atmosphere is also renowned for its severe pollution. This will also makes things more difficult to play tonight.
The Raiders are favorites to win tonight's game and Latavius Murray, Oakland's RB should be able to make a dent on the weakened Texans defense. Brock Osweiler the Texans QB is 190 out of 324 with 1,818 yards and 11 TD's, but that puts him will behind Derek Carr at 234 for 354 and 2,505 yards and 17 TD's. The Raiders are better on paper and have been better over their first 9 games this season, but don't count out the Texans just yet. They have beaten both the Jaguars and the Lions in their last two games and have the talent to give the Raiders a good run for their money.
Tonight should be an intense game but in the end the Raiders have the advantage and should win 31-17.
Monday Night Football Odds and Betting
The odds are quite attractive tonight and the fact that the game is in a foreign stadium, it could go either way. At bet365 Sports the Raiders are favored to win at 1.40, while the Texans are at 3.10 for the win. There are dozens of other markets to choose from and punters could make lucrative cash with the live in play odds offered throughout the game.