Multiple Nevada sportsbook operators have released point spreads for all regular season Las Vegas Raiders games. A few sportsbooks are also offering a variety of propositions for Nevada bettors looking to wager before the season begins. Let’s take a look at the wagering opportunities for the first season of the Las Vegas Raiders.
Las Vegas Raiders Team Futures
Futures are one of the easiest types of sports wagers to make. This kind of bet is essentially a sportsbook offering odds on whether a team can accomplish something. All Nevada sportsbooks currently operating have futures odds on the Las Vegas Raiders. However, the Caesars Sports app might have the most options:
- Raiders to win the Super Bowl: 30-1
- Raiders to win the AFC: 13-1
- Raiders to win the AFC West: 10-1
- Raiders season win total: 7 (over -125, under +105)
- Will Raiders make the playoffs?: (yes +260, no -320)
Caesars has a couple of individual futures props for the Las Vegas Raiders:
- Jon Gruden to win NFL coach of the year: 50-1
- Derek Carr to win MVP: 100-1
BetMGM has odds on which NFL team will have the most losses. The Las Vegas Raiders odds are 25-1 to have more losses in 2020 than any other NFL team. For comparison, the Jacksonville Jaguars are currently 4-1 to have the most losses in the NFL this season.
Las Vegas Raiders Lines For Every Game
There’s good news for football bettors in Nevada. Multiple sportsbooks are offering lines for every Las Vegas Raiders home game. The bad news is that the Raiders are an underdog in the team’s first home game at Allegiant Field in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Raiders opened week one as a 1-point road underdog at the Carolina Panthers. A bettor already placed $1,650 on Raiders +1 at William Hill has moved the line to pick’em. This is the largest NFL Week 1 wager at William Hill so far.
The Raiders are five-point home underdog on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints in Las Vegas’s first-ever home game. The total for the game is at 51. This is tied for the second-highest number in week two at William Hill.
Here’s a look at the rest of the Las Vegas Raiders point spreads for the NFL season.
How Many Games Will The Raiders Win This Season?
Both William Hill and Circa Sports have odds for exactly how many wins the Las Vegas Raiders will have for the 2020 NFL Season. Here are the odds from Circa Sports:
- 0 Wins: 300-1
- 1 Win: 125-1
- 2 Wins: 35-1
- 4 Wins: 15-1
- 5 Wins: 7.5-1
- 6 Wins: 5.5-1
- 7 Wins: 4.25-1
- 8 Wins: 4.75-1
- 9 Wins: 6-1
- 10 Wins: 8.5-1
- 11 Wins: 12-1
- 12 Wins: 18-1
- 13 Wins: 35-1
- 14 Wins: 100-1
- 15 Wins: 250-1
- 16 Wins: 500-1
The last team to go 16-0 in an NFL season was the 1972 Miami Dolphins. The Raiders are 500-1 at Circa Sports to be the first team in more than 45 years to accomplish that feat.
Las Vegas Raiders Strength of Schedule
The strength of schedule is a good start for handicapping NFL season futures. Sharp Football Analysis has a different way of looking at the strength of schedule than many media outlets. Warren Sharp uses projected NFL wins from sportsbook operators instead of the record of teams from the previous season.
Using this methodology the Las Vegas Raiders have the 29th easiest schedule in the NFL this season. Another way to say this is the Las Vegas Raiders have the 4th most difficult schedule in the NFL this season. Only the Jets, Giants, and Atlanta Falcons have more difficult schedules. Visit Sharp Football Analysis for more information on the Las Vegas Raiders strength of schedule this season.