Las Vegas Raiders odds, season predictions and best NFL futures bets Guide 2023

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Welcome to The Bet Club NFL Las Vegas Raiders betting guide for 2023.

The Las Vegas Raiders indeed bid farewell to a significant era at the conclusion of last season, with veteran quarterback Derek Carr departing after nine years as the franchise’s starting quarterback. Carr has since joined the New Orleans Saints, leaving the QB role to be filled by Jimmy Garoppolo.

Change can often bring new opportunities, and for the Raiders, it might be a chance to chart a different course. Despite Carr’s long tenure, the team failed to win a playoff game during his era and endured a 6-11 season in 2022. With Garoppolo now at the helm and Josh McDaniels in his second year as head coach, the question arises: can these changes lead to a turnaround for the Raiders in 2023?

To assess the potential outlook for the Las Vegas Raiders and explore some enticing betting opportunities, let’s delve into the odds and consider some strategic bets for the upcoming season.

Las Vegas Raiders breakdown

2022 record: 6-11 

2022 ATS record: 8-9 

2022 O/U record: 8-9 

Key players in: Jimmy Garoppolo (QB), Jakobi Meyers (WR), Marcus Epps (S), Robert Spillane (LB), Austin Hooper (TE), Marcus Peters (CB) 

Key players out: Derek Carr (QB), Foster Moreau (TE), Rock Ya-Sin (CB), Andrew Billings (DT), Clelin Ferrell (DE), Mack Hollins (WR) 

2023 NFL Draft class: Tyree Wilson (DE), Michael Mayer (TE), Byron Young (DT), Tre Tucker (WR), Jakorian Bennett (CB), Aidan O’Connell (QB), Christopher Smith (S), Amari Burney (LB), Nesta Jade Silvera (DT)

Las Vegas Raiders 2023 NFL season odds

Las Vegas Raiders Super Bowl odds

The Raiders are +6500 to win Super Bowl LVIII. That puts them tied at #21 on the list of favorites (the Giants, Commanders, Patriots and Packers are also +6500). 

Las Vegas Raiders AFC Championship odds

Las Vegas is +4000 to win the AFC, making it the #13 choice (behind New England, which is +3500). 

Las Vegas Raiders AFC West odds

At +1200, the Raiders are the longshots to win the AFC West. They trail Kansas City (-165), the Chargers (+340) and the Broncos (+550).

Las Vegas Raiders win total odds

The Raiders’ win quota is 6.5 games, with the under priced as a -130 favorite and the over coming in with +110 odds. They are +500 to finish with exactly 6 victories. 

Las Vegas Raiders 2023 schedule

Week 1: at Denver Broncos 

Week 2: at Buffalo Bills

Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 4: at Los Angeles Chargers

Week 5: vs Green Bay Packers (Monday)

Week 6: vs New England Patriots

Week 7: at Chicago Bears

Week 8: at Detroit Lions (Monday)

Week 9: vs New York Giants 

Week 10: vs New York Jets 

Week 11: at Miami Dolphins 

Week 12: vs Kansas City Chiefs 

Week 13: BYE 

Week 14: vs Minnesota Vikings

Week 15: vs Los Angeles Chargers (Thursday) 

Week 16: at Kansas City Chiefs (Monday)

Week 17: at Indianapolis Colts 

Week 18: vs Denver Broncos 

Las Vegas Raiders 2022 season recap

The Raiders have weathered two consecutive turbulent seasons. In 2021, head coach Jon Gruden was dismissed after just five games into the second year of his contract due to off-the-field controversies. In 2022, Derek Carr was benched following a Week 16 loss and subsequently parted ways with the team. That pivotal Week 16 defeat in Pittsburgh dropped Las Vegas to a 6-9 record, effectively eliminating their playoff hopes. The team went on to lose its final two games, ending the season at 6-11.

Despite the team’s struggles, there were some standout individual performances. Running back Josh Jacobs led the NFL in rushing, wide receiver Davante Adams amassed an impressive 1,516 yards and 14 touchdowns, and defensive end Maxx Crosby registered an impressive 12.5 sacks. These individual bright spots provide some optimism for the Raiders as they look to navigate a path to improvement in the upcoming season.

Las Vegas Raiders 2023 NFL season predictions

The odds indeed paint a challenging outlook for Las Vegas, positioning them as potentially the weakest team in the AFC West and one of the lower-ranked teams in the conference as a whole. This expectation is rooted in their struggles from the previous year, coupled with the departure of Derek Carr. While Jimmy Garoppolo brings starting quarterback experience, there are legitimate questions surrounding his performance. Additionally, the uncertainty regarding star running back Josh Jacobs, who is currently holding out and has not signed his franchise tag, adds to the team’s concerns.

Given this backdrop, let’s explore a couple of your predictions related to the Las Vegas Raiders for the upcoming season.

Best bet: Las Vegas Raiders to make the playoffs (+380)

Your caution regarding betting on or against the Raiders, especially in light of Josh Jacobs’ uncertain status, is well-founded. Jacobs is undeniably a game-changing running back, and his presence or absence can significantly impact the team’s prospects.

If Jacobs is available and ready to go for Week 1, it could transform the Raiders into legitimate playoff contenders. With stars like Jacobs, Davante Adams at wide receiver, and a quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo who has Super Bowl experience, they have the potential to be competitive. On the defensive side, the pairing of Maxx Crosby and first-round pick Tyree Wilson on the defensive line could present a formidable challenge for opponents.

While the Raiders may not be considered a great team, they could certainly be good enough to secure a wild-card spot. Betting on them at +380 odds under the assumption that Jacobs is playing seems like a valuable proposition, given the potential for their roster and the value those odds offer. However, it’s crucial to stay updated on Jacobs’ status before making any wagers.

Las Vegas Raiders season record predictions

Considering a small bet on an exact record of 9-8 for the Raiders, especially when it comes with enticing +750 odds, appears to be a strategic move. This record is the fifth most likely outcome for the team according to the odds, trailing behind 6, 7, 8, and 5.

If you’re already betting on the Raiders to make the playoffs, a wager on a 9-8 record could serve as a complementary bet. If they do secure a wild-card spot, this record could align well with that achievement. Plus, the potential payout at +750 odds adds another layer of value to this bet. It’s a calculated risk that could pay off nicely if the Raiders have a competitive season.

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