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Silver Minings: Raiders still not getting respect from sportsbooks

The 3-0 Raiders have worst AFC West division title odds

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The Las Vegas Raiders are one of five unbeaten NFL teams at 3-0 and they are one of the top stories in the league.

However, they still aren’t getting respect from sportsbooks. Most sportsbooks still have Las Vegas priced with the worst chance to win the AFC West even though they are tied for first place in the division at 3-0 with the Denver Broncos. The Los Angeles Chargers (who host the Raiders on Monday night) are 2-1 and the Kansas City Chiefs, who have won the AFC West for five straight seasons, are a shocking 1-2.

As of Tuesday, our friends at DraftKings still had the Chiefs priced as the favorite to win the division at +100. The Broncos are priced at +300. The Chargers are priced at +350 and the Raiders come in at +500.

At most sportsbooks, the Raiders were priced around +1200 before the start of the season. So, the division odds have tightened. But, still the Raiders have yet to fully get the support of sportsbooks.

Perhaps the bookies will pay for it.

Other Raiders’ links:

  • Vaccine push is working: More than 300 fans got vaccinated at Allegiant Stadium last weekend.
  • History being made: The Athletic looks at the historic streak the Raiders’ receivers are on.
  • Mr. Long ball: Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr is tied for the most completions of 20 or more yards.
  • Are the Raiders for real? FanSided’s podcast discusses the topic.