Sportsbooks never sleep.
Five days after the NFL 2021 regular season schedule was announced, the Westgate casino in Las Vegas has released odds on nearly every NFL game for the entire 18-week schedule.
The Las Vegas Raiders are favored in just six of the games. Ouch.
Let’s check them out:
Sep. 13 vs. Baltimore Ravens (Monday night) 5:15 PM ESPN/ABC
Ravens are favored by 3.5 points, 51 points over/under.
Sep. 19 at Pittsburgh Steelers 10:00 AM CBS
Steelers are favored by 5.5 points, 49 points over/under.
Sep. 26 vs. Miami Dolphins 1:05 PM CBS
Pick winner. 46.5 over/under.
Oct. 4 at Los Angeles Chargers (Monday night) 5:15 PM ESPN
Chargers are favored by 4 points. 49.5 over/under.
Oct. 10 vs. Chicago Bears 1:05 PM CBS
Raiders are favored by 3.5 points. 46.5 over/under.
Oct. 17 at Denver Broncos 1:25 PM CBS
Broncos are favored by 3.5 points. 47 is over/under.
Oct. 24 Philadelphia Eagles 1:05 PM FOX
Raiders are favored by 3.5 points. 48.5 is over/under.
Nov. 7 at New York Giants 10:00 AM CBS
Giants are favored by 1.5 points. 47.5 points is over/under.
Nov. 14 vs. Kansas City Chiefs 5:20 PM NBC
Chiefs are favored by 7.5 points. 53.5 is over/under.
Nov. 21 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 1:05 PM CBS
Raiders are favored by 4.5 points. 50 is over/under.
Nov. 25 at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving Day) 1:30 PM CBS
Cowboys are favored by 5.5 points. 53 is over/under.
Dec. 5 vs. Washington Football Team 1:05 PM FOX
Raiders are favored by 2.5 points. 47.5 is over/under.
Dec. 12 at Kansas City Chiefs 10:00 AM CBS
Chiefs are favored by 10.5 points. 53 is over/under.
Dec. 18 or 19 at Cleveland Browns TBD
Browns are favored by 6.5 points. 50 is over/under.
Dec. 26 vs. Denver Broncos 1:25 PM CBS
Raiders are favored by 2.5 points, 47 is over/under.
Jan. 2 at Indianapolis Colts 10:00 AM CBS
Colts are favored by 6 points. 49.5 points is over/under.
Jan. 9 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 1:25 PM CBS
Raiders are favored by 1.5 points. 48.5 points is over/under
Sportsbooks are smart, so these lines have credence. Still, odds for games that will be played in six months or later should be taken with a grain of salt. Betting lines for the entire season are bound to move based on injuries and performance. Ultimately, these lines aren’t etched in stone or an indication of how the season will unfold.
But it’s May and it’s fun to check them out.