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Silver Minings: Bookies don’t love Las Vegas in AFC West games

Raiders aren’t betting favorite in division

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Jon Gruden
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The Las Vegas Raiders feel good about themselves heading into the 2021 NFL season. However, oddsmakers aren’t as high on Jon Gruden’s team, just weeks before the regular season begins.

BetOnline has set intra-division odds for all matchups. The Raiders aren’t favorites to sweep any of their division foes.

In games against the Kansas City, is an overwhelming 4/9 to sweep the Raiders. But it’s just 2/1 for a season series tie and the Raiders are 18/1 to sweep the Chiefs. Against Los Angeles, the odds are tighter. The bookies expect both teams to win one game as the odds for a season series tie is 4/5. The Chargers are priced at 7/4 to sweep the Raiders and the Raiders are 4/1 to sweep the Chargers.

Against Denver, 1the oddsmakers also expect a season series tie as it is priced at 11/10. The Broncos are 2/1 to sweep the Raiders, while the Raiders are priced at 9/4 to sweep the Broncos. That is a big chance for Raiders’ bettors to win some money. They are clearly better than Denver.

If the Raiders are as good as they think they are, the opportunity to win big by backing them is there if that’s your thing.

Other Raiders’ links:

  • Waller honored: The NFL Network has ranked Raiders’ tight end Darren Waller as the No. 35 best player in the league.
  • Victory highlights; The Raiders’ website has highlights from their 17-16 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.
  • Hobbs recognized: Pro Football Focus has given fifth-round pick, cornerback Nate Hobbs as the Raiders’ highest grade of the preseason. That sounds about right,