Las Vegas Raiders Betting Primer: Super Bowl Odds, Win Total, More
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Las Vegas Raiders Odds
If you’re new to betting, the Raiders’ +6600 Super Bowl odds mean a $100 bet would net $6,600 if they won. [Convert odds using our betting odds calculator.]
After a 7-9 campaign in 2019, how does 2020 look for the Raiders as they make their move the Las Vegas? Sean Koerner breaks down their win total.
Raiders Win Total
Sean Koerner, the Director of Predictive Analytics at Action, breaks down how he’s betting the Raiders’ win total.
Derek Carr was extremely efficient in 2019, grading very well in nearly every metric.
A big part of that was due to Jon Gruden putting Carr in situations to make high-percentage throws, which makes perfect sense as the Raiders became incredibly thin at WR once Antonio Brown left shortly before the start of the season. Now I think they realize that in order to become a playoff contender, they’ll need to expand Carr’s playbook in 2020. That’s why they aggressively pursued pass-catching weapons in free agency and the draft.
All that aside, the Raiders have two glaring issues:
- They ranked 30th in Football Outsiders’ Defensive DVOA last season, which will continue to be a weakness.
- They’re going from the 12th-easiest schedule of 2019 to the third-toughest of 2020.
The market seems to be overlooking those two factors, which is why I bet the under 7.5 wins earlier this offseason.