The Las Vegas Raiders may have been a playoff team last season, but the team still made some big changes in the offseason. Josh McDaniels is now in charge on the sidelines, while the offense got a big boost when the team traded for star wideout Davante Adams.
The current futures market odds suggest that the Raiders could have a tough time making it back to the postseason in the competitive AFC. Las Vegas opens the season at the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1 for a clash of AFC West rivals. Here’s a closer look at the latest Raiders betting odds and angles.
Las Vegas Raiders odds: Spread, moneyline and over/under
Week 1 odds: Raiders road underdogs vs. rival Chargers
The Raiders were the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs last year after a 10-7 regular season, but they were one and done at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Chargers, meanwhile, were on the outside looking in at the postseason with a final record of 9-8.
According to the latest futures odds, the script may flip for the two teams this season. Los Angeles is one of the top six favorites for Super Bowl odds, while Las Vegas is in the middle of the pack.
- Moneyline: The Raiders are +150 moneyline underdogs for Week 1 odds. In last year’s two meetings, the home side came out on top both times. The Chargers picked up a 28-14 home win in Week 4, while Las Vegas returned the favor in a Week 18 overtime thriller by a score of 35-32, punching its ticket to the playoffs while doing so.
- Spread: Oddsmakers have installed the Raiders as four-point road underdogs for Week 1. Las Vegas was 8-10 against the spread last season, while Los Angeles was 8-9.
- Over/Under: Last season, the teams combined for 42 and 67 points in their two meetings. Oddsmakers are anticipating a relatively high-scoring affair for this one. The over/under of 52 points is one of the highest on the board for Week 1. The Raiders were 8-10 on totals last season, while the Chargers were 10-7.
Las Vegas Raiders odds to win the Super Bowl
Last Updated: June 30
DraftKings Sportsbook unveiled its odds for the winner of Super Bowl 57 this past January. At the initial release, the Raiders were in the middle of the league’s 32 teams with Super Bowl odds of +5000. The club is still hovering around the middle of the board, but the odds have slightly dropped to +4000.
For perspective, Las Vegas is currently tied for 17th in Super Bowl odds at DraftKings. While it was a playoff team last year, it could have a tough time making it back to the dance as both the AFC West and the conference as a whole are looking very competitive.
Raiders futures odds for 2022-23
While being in the Super Bowl conversation isn’t completely out of the question for the Raiders, the team is also far from a lock to even make it to the postseason. Here are the betting lines for Las Vegas for other key futures bets.
Regular season win total
The Raiders went 10-7 last season, but DraftKings has set the benchmark lower this time around. However, the positive odds for the under bet suggest that more bettors are wagering on the team to clear the bar.
Odds to win the AFC West
BetMGM Sportsbook: +600
As the oddsmakers at BetMGM see it, the Kansas City Chiefs (+150) are still the team to beat in the AFC West. The Chargers (+250) and Denver Broncos (+260) are second and third on the board, while the Raiders are last of the four teams.
Odds to win the AFC
Caesars Sportsbook: +2000
According to Caesars, nine other AFC teams have a better shot at winning the conference. The Buffalo Bills (+350) are the current favorites, followed by the Chiefs (+525), Broncos (+850) and Chargers (+850).
Derek Carr NFL MVP odds
FanDuel Sportsbook: +2500
Carr signed a three-year extension in April for a boatload of money, which finally put to rest the questions surrounding his tenure in Las Vegas. He’s currently tied for 12th in MVP odds at FanDuel.
Season-long player prop odds
- Most passing yards: Derek Carr +1000
- Most rushing yards: Josh Jacobs +3000
- Most receiving yards: Davante Adams +1200
There’s a new head coach in town, and with that comes a new offense. The Raiders have the talent to rack up yards, and they got another weapon with the addition of Adams. However, it still could take some time for the new system to click.
Las Vegas Raiders schedule
|1||Sept. 11||at Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET||LAC -4||Chargers (-175), Raiders (+150)||52 pts|
|2||Sept. 18||vs. Arizona Cardinals||4:25 p.m. ET|
|3||Sept. 25||at Tennessee Titans||1 p.m. ET|
|4||Oct. 2||vs. Denver Broncos||4:25 p.m. ET|
|5||Oct. 10||at Kansas City Chiefs||8:15 p.m. ET|
|7||Oct. 23||vs. Houston||4:05 p.m. ET|
|8||Oct. 30||at New Orleans Saints||1 p.m. ET|
|9||Nov. 6||at Jacksonville Jaguars||1 p.m. ET|
|10||Nov. 13||vs. Indianapolis Colts||4:05 p.m. ET|
|11||Nov. 20||at Denver Broncos||4:05 p.m. ET|
|12||Nov. 27||at Seattle Seahawks||4:05 p.m. ET|
|13||Dec. 4||vs. Los Angeles Chargers||4:25 p.m. ET|
|14||Dec. 8||at Los Angeles Rams||8:15 p.m. ET|
|15||Dec. 18||vs. New England Patriots||8:20 p.m. ET|
|16||Dec. 24||at Pittsburgh Steelers||8:15 p.m. ET|
|17||Jan. 1||vs. San Francisco 49ers||4:05 p.m. ET|
|18||Jan. 7 OR Jan. 8||vs. Kansas City Chiefs||TBD|
Las Vegas Raiders news and notes
It was an eventful offseason for the Raiders. The team hired Josh McDaniels, former offensive coordinator of the New England Patriots, as its new head coach. Las Vegas also inked Derek Carr to an extension and acquired Davante Adams via trade. Free agent signings included Chandler Jones, while departures included Casey Hayward.
To acquire Adams, the team traded its first- and second-round draft choices to the Green Bay Packers. At the NFL draft, the Raiders took OL Dylan Parham in round three and RB Zamir White and DT Neil Farrell Jr. in round four. All told, Las Vegas has upgraded in a few spots, but the jury remains out for the first year of the McDaniels era.
Las Vegas Raiders FAQ
Are the Raiders a Super Bowl contender this season?
Sportsbooks don’t expect the Raiders to be Super Bowl contenders this season, but the club does have an outside chance at a return to the postseason. In current Super Bowl futures odds at DraftKings, Las Vegas is tied for 17th place at +4000.
How did the Raiders do against the spread last year?
The Raiders were 8-10 against the spread last season. Las Vegas was 10-8 on the moneyline and 8-10 on the over/under.
Whom did the Raiders add and lose in the offseason?
Las Vegas traded its first- and second-round draft picks to the Packers for Davante Adams. The team signed Chandler Jones in free agency, and the biggest loss was Cameron Hayward. At the NFL draft, the team’s top pick was Dylan Parham in round three.
Is Derek Carr an MVP candidate this year?
The latest NFL MVP odds at FanDuel have Carr in a tie for 12th on the odds board. Last season, he threw for 4,804 yards, which was fifth in the league, along with 23 TDs and 14 INTs. He’ll be playing in a new system as the Raiders have a new head coach in McDaniels. Josh Allen is the current favorite to win the NFL MVP award this season.