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Oddsmakers still don’t believe in Raiders’ playoff chances

Struggling Chiefs have better odds to make playoffs than recently-dominant Las Vegas

Philadelphia Eagles v Las Vegas Raiders
Yannick Ngakoue
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The Las Vegas Raiders have won two straight games, they are atop the AFC West with a 5-2 record and are tied for the best mark in the AFC.

Life is good in the Raider Nation.

However, oddsmakers apparently are still not sold on the Raider’s long-term season this season. According to our friends at DraftKings Sportsbook, the Raiders’ have basically just a 50-50 shot to make the playoffs.

The Raiders -110 to make the postseason. So, that’s pretty much an even money bet. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, are a -200 bet to make the playoffs.

The Chiefs are considered a better bet to make the playoffs than the Raiders even though they are two games behind Las Vegas in the AFC West with a 3-4 record and have struggled all season.

The Raiders are 4-1 to win the division, according to DraftKings sportsbook, which is the third lowest (best) odds in the division even though they are in first place. The 4-2 Chargers are even at -110, the Chiefs are +250 and the 3-4 Broncos are 12-1.

My thoughts on the current Raiders’ odds disrespect? Sometimes, it takes even the bookies a while to buy in. If betting is your thing, this is a great opportunity to back your squad.