The Las Vegas Raiders went 10-7 a yr in the past and made an early playoff exit within the Wild Card spherical, however bettors are optimistic that the Silver and Black are reputable Tremendous Bowl contenders for the 2022-23 season.
It’s Saturday, which suggests faculty soccer has the eye of bettors and oddsmakers, however wanting ahead, one of many greatest considerations for the home is the Raiders. A number of books in Las Vegas, together with the Westgate SuperBook, BetMGM, Circa, and Caesars, say Las Vegas is the best NFL legal responsibility this season.
We get murdered on them,” Chris Andrews, sportsbook director on the South Level, one other on line casino on the town that gained’t be upset if the Raiders don’t win the Tremendous Bowl, instructed the Las Vegas Overview-Journal.
The Raiders opened round 80/1 to win Tremendous Bowl LVII. That line has since shrunk significantly due to heavy betting motion on the crew, plus Las Vegas buying and selling for celebrity vast receiver Davante Adams and go rusher Chandler Jones. The consensus Raiders Tremendous Bowl line as we speak is simply 40/1.
The Buffalo Payments, which formally kicked off the NFL common season on Thursday with a dominating 31-10 victory over the Tremendous Bowl defending champion Los Angeles Rams, are the championship futures front-runners at 5/1.
Raiders Tremendous Bowl Actuality Lengthy
Nevada oddsmakers have taken a flurry of bets on the Raiders profitable the Tremendous Bowl forward of the crew’s week 1 kickoff tomorrow in Los Angeles in opposition to the Chargers (Las Vegas is a 3.5-point underdog). Sportsbook administrators say the Raiders motion has been nonstop.
“They’re betting them each day,” stated Ed Salmons, vice chairman of threat on the Westgate. “All day lengthy, you have a look at the ticker and it’s Raiders, Raiders, Raiders.”
The Raiders have a brand new head coach in Josh McDaniels after Jon Gruden resigned final yr after emails he despatched utilizing racist, misogynistic, and homophobic slurs have been made public. A pupil of New England Patriots teaching legend Invoice Belichick who ran the Pats’ offense throughout a lot of the crew’s dynasty run with Tom Brady, McDaniels’ first stint as head coach didn’t go essentially properly.
Throughout his two seasons at Denver (2009-2010), McDaniels’ Broncos went 11-17 earlier than being fired.
A Raiders Tremendous Bowl win would end in multimillion-dollar losses for Las Vegas casinos and sportsbooks, however Las Vegas has a most troublesome path to the massive recreation due to their taking part in within the extremely aggressive AFC West. The Raiders have the longest odds of the 4 groups to win the AFC West behind the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs (+165), Chargers (+220), and Broncos (+260). Las Vegas is a distant +650 to drag off the upset and win the AFC West.
QB Feedback on Expectations
Although bettors are cheerful concerning the Raiders’ 2022-23 marketing campaign, McDaniels has his work minimize out for him if he hopes to take the crew again to the Tremendous Bowl for the primary time in 20 years. Derek Carr, the crew’s veteran quarterback who has been below heart for the Silver and Black since 2014, says it’s a brand new yr with a brand new roster — and which means something is feasible.
I’m simply excited to start out the season. There’s no sure expectation of this or that. I imply, we simply count on to play good soccer, sound soccer,” Carr stated.
“I’m undoubtedly excited to get on the market with our guys,” Carr added.