The Las Vegas Raiders had a turbulent 2021 season when they let go of their general manager, Mike Mayock, at the end of the season. They also fired coach Jon Gruden despite bagging 10 wins in 10 matches since 2016.
The team made some sensational moves in the off-season that completely overhauled their roster. About 25 players from other baseball teams joined the Raiders during the off-season. Some of those key additions included Green Bay Packers’ Davante Adams, Chandler Jones, Bilal Nichols, Anthony Averett, Kyler Fackrell, and Rock Ya-sin, all from other teams.
The Raiders’ blockbuster trade to acquire Adams had them fail to prepare a draft pick until late in the third round. The pick included Dylan Parham from Memphis and George’s Zamir White to strengthen their offensive.
Best Totals Bet in Las Vegas
Sportsbook Vegas NFL odds display the Raiders with an Over/Under of -110 at 8.5 points. That was a rather difficult choice because it will take a while for the unit to establish significant cohesiveness. The Raiders made several moves in the off-season and came off a 10-win game, leaving fans highly hopeful. Truth be told, the Broncos and the Chargers also outperformed with great moves to brace themselves to compete with the Chiefs.
The Raiders made an impact last season, but they are still the division’s fourth favorite and may be fortunate enough to compete 2-4 against the AFC West rivals this season.With four games against the NFC West, the grind will be even more intense for the Las Vegas players.
Super Bowl Odds for the Raiders (+4000)
When fans bet on you to perform extremely badly in a division, you will strive to move up into contention for an immediate division title and not the Super Bowl. The Las Vegas Raiders have a lot of pieces that they need to put together to build chemistry for good and organic competition. They are still a surprise to many, with a full schedule that still guarantees a momentum struggle on their side.
Playoff Odds in Las Vegas
The betting probabilities of the Raiders making the 2022 playoffs are yes (+190) and no (-250). The main concern here is winning $400 with a $1000 bet on a -250 wager. Such futility betting is always a challenge, especially with little return on investment.
The Raiders’ AFC Winning Odds
The Las Vegas Raiders (+600) currently have a $100 bet to win $600. If the Raiders decide to chase the Chiefs, the former might have a chance as they have had more successful matches against the Kansas City Chiefs (+155) in recent years. But two other division rivals, the Denver Broncos (+260) and the Los Angeles Chargers (+240), with seemingly stronger rosters, make it almost impossible to believe that the Raiders can vault past the three teams to win the AFC for the first time.
Are you anticipating some real action in the 2022 NFL season? Notably, the Raiders are a good team but not with consistency good enough to get past some stacked rivals. They already have a brutal schedule, which means the heavy hitters are waiting in the wings to take them on in the next season.