Best Oakland Raiders Betting Sites

Sometime in the near future the Oakland Raiders should be more serious betting plays. They won seven games during the 2015 campaign and have a dynamic duo in Amari Cooper and Derek Carr around which they can build moving forward. That is not a license to bet liberally on them now. They still have a ways to go. Especially on the defensive end. They ranked in the bottom 10 of points allowed per game last season. It doesn’t help that they play in a pretty tough AFC West division. [+]

The Kansas City Chiefs should be a 10 win team once again. The Denver Broncos still don’t have their quarterback situation completely figured out after losing Peyton Manning to retirement. But they have been dependent on a strong defense for the last two years; they should be a 10 win squad once again.

The San Diego Chargers shouldn’t pose too much of a threat. They’ll win more than four games so long as quarterback Philip Rivers stays healthy this year, but they don’t have much to offer on the defensive side of the ball.

That leaves at least two teams in front of the Raiders for now. So barring any catastrophic injuries to the Broncos (on defense) or the Chiefs, they are not division future plays. By extension, they aren’t viable conference or Super Bowl plays, either.

But they are a team to keep in the loop on a weekly basis, as they’ll once again flirt with a .500 record that will make for some profitable single game bets. 

Oakland Raiders Betting Lines Today

Check out the betting lines for the Oakland Raiders’ next game here. In addition to the overs, unders, moneylines and spreads, you’ll also be able to find kickoff times. [+]

As you prepare your wagers, always try revisiting this page a few times throughout the day and the week. Game lines can change a lot in the NFL since there is so much time in between their release and kickoff. And the slightest tweak can alter a whole bunch.

Whether it’s an injury, a player’s return or even a sportsbook taking too much action on a particular side, you want to have the most updated numbers before submitting your gambles. This page ensures you’ll never want for accurate intel. 

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Oakland Raiders Scores & Schedule

The Oakland Raiders’ entire schedule, from start to finish, can be found here. We have also included the scores of past contests to help you out even further. [+]

Taking notice of those previous scores is one of a sports bettor’s greatest weapons. By seeing where the Raiders struggle or thrive, you can configure blueprints that are then applied to any future single game bet.

Examples include, but are not limited to: Are the Raiders a better over or under play? Do they cover the spread consistently at home? How about on the road? What is their record when they are double digit favorites? And what about when they are double digit underdogs? How have they played against the rest of the AFC West? Have they stood up to the betting lines against cross conference rivals from the NFC?

Finding out this information, documenting it and updating it throughout the season will make for some seriously rewarding single game bets.

For those who like to plan ahead, meanwhile, it’s always a good idea to study upcoming opponents. The game lines won’t be available too far in advance, but by dissecting the rosters, play styles and records, you can have a strong grasp on the game, and how you should bet, before the sportsbooks even make the odds offical.

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August 2017 (1)
Sat 12 Oakland Raiders 22:00 Cardinals
September 2017 (3)
Sun 10 Oakland Raiders 13:00 Tennessee Titans Odds
Sun 17 New York Jets 16:05 Oakland Raiders
Sun 24 Oakland Raiders 20:30 Redskins
October 2017 (5)
Sun 1 Oakland Raiders 16:25 Denver Broncos
Sun 8 Baltimore Ravens 16:05 Oakland Raiders
Sun 15 Chargers 16:25 Oakland Raiders
Thu 19 Chiefs 20:25 Oakland Raiders
Sun 29 Oakland Raiders 13:00 Buffalo Bills
November 2017 (3)
Sun 5 Oakland Raiders 20:30 Miami Dolphins
Sun 19 Patriots 16:25 Oakland Raiders
Sun 26 Denver Broncos 16:25 Oakland Raiders
December 2017 (5)
Sun 3 New York Giants 16:25 Oakland Raiders
Sun 10 Oakland Raiders 13:00 Chiefs
Sun 17 Dallas Cowboys 20:30 Oakland Raiders
Mon 25 Oakland Raiders 20:30 Eagles
Sun 31 Oakland Raiders 16:25 Chargers

Oakland Raiders Standings Right Now

These are the Oakland Raiders’ standings right now. Make sure to know where they sit relative to the rest of the AFC West and entire AFC at all times. [+]

Memorizing this information is doubly important for midseason futures bettors. If you want to see whether the Raiders are legitimate division, conference or Super Bowl gambles, just look at how their record compares to their rivals.

For the AFC West, see if they are hanging with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs. For the entire AFC, find out if they’re within striking distance of a notorious powerhouse like the New England Patriots. And ditto for the Super Bowl odds.

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# team P W L + - %
1 New England Patriots New England Patriots 16 14 2 441 250 0.875
2 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 16 13 3 421 306 0.813
3 Kansas City Chiefs Kansas City Chiefs 16 12 4 389 311 0.750
4 Oakland Raiders Oakland Raiders 16 12 4 416 385 0.750
5 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons 16 11 5 540 406 0.688
6 New York Giants New York Giants 16 11 5 310 284 0.688
7 Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh Steelers 16 11 5 399 327 0.688
8 Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 16 10 6 432 388 0.625
9 Miami Dolphins Miami Dolphins 16 10 6 363 380 0.625
10 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks 16 10 5 354 292 0.625
11 Denver Broncos Denver Broncos 16 9 7 333 297 0.563
12 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions 16 9 7 346 358 0.563
13 Houston Texans Houston Texans 16 9 7 279 328 0.563
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 9 7 354 369 0.563
15 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans 16 9 7 381 378 0.563
16 Baltimore Ravens Baltimore Ravens 16 8 8 343 321 0.500
17 Indianapolis Colts Indianapolis Colts 16 8 8 411 392 0.500
18 Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 16 8 8 327 307 0.500
19 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins 16 8 7 396 383 0.500
20 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals 16 7 8 418 362 0.438
21 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills 16 7 9 399 378 0.438
22 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints 16 7 9 469 454 0.438
23 Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 16 7 9 367 331 0.438
24 Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers 16 6 10 369 402 0.375
25 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals 16 6 9 325 315 0.375
26 New York Jets New York Jets 16 5 11 275 409 0.313
27 San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers 16 5 11 410 423 0.313
28 Los Angeles Rams Los Angeles Rams 16 4 12 224 394 0.250
29 Chicago Bears Chicago Bears 16 3 13 279 399 0.188
30 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars 16 3 13 318 400 0.188
31 San Francisco 49ers San Francisco 49ers 16 2 14 309 480 0.125
32 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 16 1 15 264 452 0.063

How To Win At Oakland Raiders Betting

Steer clear of any over or under bets on the Oakland Raiders to start the season. Their roster, as currently constructed, isn’t built to provide an instant identity.

Yes, the offense, which ranked 17th in points scored per game for 2015, should be better. And given how bad the Raiders’ defense was last year, that can make the over seem like an intriguing fit. 

But the defense is expected to be better. The Raiders poached outside linebacker Bruce Irving from the Seattle Seahawks and cornerback Sean Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs in free agency. They also picked up safety Reggie Nelson, formerly of the Cincinnati Bengals.

This isn’t meant to suggest that the Raiders will suddenly be defensive studs. They won’t be. But they could rank in the top half of passing defense fairly easily, which will limit the number of touchdowns they give up. 

Hence the trepidation behind over and under bets. Keep tabs on the Raiders for the first few weeks of the season to see if you can figure out which play would be smarter. In the meantime, stick to spreads and moneylines.

Although the Oakland Raiders still aren’t the strongest futures option, that does mean you have a chance to play around with some long-shot adds.

Don’t bother using them as AFC or Super Bowl plays. That’s too absurd. The AFC isn’t begging for such contenders. It has the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers, Kansas City Chiefs and perhaps Denver Broncos to soak up that option.

But the division front is different.

The Raiders will not be favorites to top the AFC West. Both the Broncos and Chiefs will be ahead of them. You can even see a scenario in which a healthy San Diego Chargers unit receives some more division love.

That, in this case, is a good thing.

Throw a modest amount of money on the Raiders to win the AFC West before the 2016 campaign starts, and your possible return should be massive. This should, of course, be an amount you’re not just comfortable with, but super comfortable with losing. The odds will be that long.

To mitigate the uncertainty, you can also wait a few weeks into the season before making any decisions. This safeguards you against an unexpected collapse from the Raiders. It’ll impact your odds some, but if you lay down a wager by Week 3 or 4, you should still be looking at a sizable return.

This is the extent of the Raiders’ futures potential right now. Maybe they’ll emerge as something more, on the AFC and Super Bowl front, sometime soon. But don’t bother with those wagers unless it becomes absolutely, unequivocally apparent that the Raiders have made such a leap.