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Thread: Forecasting The Raiders 2020

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    Forecasting The Raiders 2020

    One Vegas sportsbook has already posted lines on each Raider game that will be played in 2020. You can also bet on the number of games the Raiders will win in 2020.

    I have never seen lines posted this early. Putting up numbers before the draft and free agency is unbelievable.

    Anyway, here's what one book thinks of the Raiders' 2020 prospects as of this moment.....
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    The dates and times on the Raiders’ 2020 regular-season schedule have yet to be determined. But the lines on all 16 games are up and open for betting at Station Casinos sportsbooks.

    The Raiders, who are moving from Oakland to Las Vegas, are favorites in four games, pick’em in another — all five are at Allegiant Stadium — and underdogs in 11.

    “We just thought it was a great opportunity to put their schedule up. We’re excited about having our own team here as much as the guests are,” Sunset Station sportsbook director Chuck Esposito said. “We spent a lot of time going through their upcoming schedule, not knowing if they’ll have three road games in a row or short weeks. We were just looking at strength of schedule.

    “At this point, there are a lot of questions we don’t know about. A lot of teams, including the Raiders, have question marks at starting quarterback, which will definitely impact the line.”

    The Raiders have at least five games against teams that currently have unclear quarterback situations in the Chargers (twice), Patriots, Panthers and Dolphins.

    The Raiders, who are underdogs in all eight road games, are 6-point favorites over Miami, 3-point favorites over the Broncos and 1-point favorites over the Chargers and Buccaneers.

    The Raiders are a pick’em against the Colts and a home underdog to the Bills (+2˝), Saints (+7) and Chiefs (+7).

    On the road, the Raiders are getting 2˝ points at the New York Jets, 3 at Carolina, 3˝ at Denver, 5 at Cleveland, 5 at the Los Angeles Chargers, 6 at Atlanta, 11 at New England and 13˝ at Kansas City.

    The early line limits are $3,000 per side.

    Station Casinos also posted a 2020 regular-season win total of 6˝ for the Raiders, who finished 7-9 in 2019.

    “Last year, they were able to win some games they weren’t expected to win,” Esposito said. “This year, there’s some uncertainty at quarterback, and we only have them projected as a favorite in four games right now and two of them are by one point.

    “Depending on when these games are played, they’ll only be a favorite a handful of times. Factor all that in, and we came up with a total we thought would generate a lot of two-way action. I could see bettors playing over because of their success last year and the fact that they have a slew of draft picks and are going to have about $60 million in cap space.”

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    Home underdogs by 2.5 vs Buffalo?
    That’s my favorite of all the odds.
    Especially if it’s early and the starters are playing.
    Who the heck knows if it’s later and the teams depth is challenged like this year.

    Hoping this draft class and free agency takes care of our lack of depth.

    Also +3.5 @ Denver.
    I just think Denver sucks. Even when they are healthy.

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    I kind of like the +5 against the Chargers in Los Angeles.

    Going to be just like another home game. Beat them twice this year. Even if the Chargers manage to win the game, it figures to be tight and the 5 points are very appetizing.

    Of course it's crazy trying to handicap a game so far in advance. The draft, free agency, injuries etc. will surely have a huge impact on both teams.

    All things being equal though, I think there's value in the +5.

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    ill start the raiders win total at 9 wins the draft and free agency could push that up to 11 wins

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAIDERMAN818 View Post
    I kind of like the +5 against the Chargers in Los Angeles.

    Going to be just like another home game. Beat them twice this year. Even if the Chargers manage to win the game, it figures to be tight and the 5 points are very appetizing.

    Of course it's crazy trying to handicap a game so far in advance. The draft, free agency, injuries etc. will surely have a huge impact on both teams.

    All things being equal though, I think there's value in the +5.
    I’d pause because there’s so much uncertainty at QB for LAC.
    If they are going all in on a rookie, oh ya!! Love the +5.
    But if they get Brady for a 1 year quick fix, that will be tough.

    And oh ya!!!
    It’s great having 9 home games a year!!
    What an advantage!!!
    I pray they stay in LA and don’t take off to London or somewhere

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    Exactly. If they get one of the top WRs though, that should help their young qb. But even still, They have lots of holes as well and our defense and others will probably figure him out now that he has pro tape out the from last season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitzrrr View Post
    I’d pause because there’s so much uncertainty at QB for LAC.
    If they are going all in on a rookie, oh ya!! Love the +5.
    But if they get Brady for a 1 year quick fix, that will be tough.

    And oh ya!!!
    It’s great having 9 home games a year!!
    What an advantage!!!
    I pray they stay in LA and don’t take off to London or somewhere
    Every year I think the Chargers are going to pull the trigger on a new QB and they don't. But this HAS to be the year. Playing in their new stadium every year like we are the home team is going to be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidraider View Post
    Every year I think the Chargers are going to pull the trigger on a new QB and they don't. But this HAS to be the year. Playing in their new stadium every year like we are the home team is going to be great.
    let the chargers take justin herbert and laugh as he turns into a bust

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    Rather than any individual game, I find the 6.5 win total for the 2020 season most interesting. They're just begging people to bet the over. Guess they see the Raiders taking a step back despite the two first round picks and 70 million in cap space.

    They're going to be getting most of their action from locals in Vegas that figure to be Raider fans and there's no way the schedule and traveling can be worse than last year, so why they put up 6.5 is mystifying.

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