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Oakland Raiders Betting

The Oakland Raiders were expected by linemakers at online sportsbooks to bring up the rear of the AFC West standings entering the regular season. Kansas City, Los Angeles and Denver were all expected to perform better when gauging the team’s respective success according to season win totals. After managing just four wins in the first year of Jon Gruden’s return to the Black Hole, it was understandable. Be that as it may, the Raiders went on to exceed expectations by winning seven games to surpass their 6-game total and make a run at the final playoff spot in the AFC. Though the team ultimately came up short in Week 17, things certainly look to be on the up and up with the franchise making the move to Sin City next season.

Season Recap

The 2019-20 season couldn’t have gotten out to a better start after the Raiders scored the Week 1 outright win and cover against the division rival Broncos. Rookie running back Josh Jacobs introduced himself to the nation by gouging Denver’s defense for 85 yards and a couple touchdowns on 23 overall carries. After dropping back-to-back games against what would end up being playoff teams in Kansas City and Minnesota, Oakland rattled off a pair of solid road wins defeating the Colts in Indianapolis and the Bears in London. It would then go on to drop two more games against playoff teams in the Packers and Texans before finally getting back home where it proceeded to rip off three straight wins against the Lions, Chargers and Bengals.

Oakland was in the thick of the AFC playoff chase by that point but ultimately wilted under the pressure by dropping each of its next four games to the Jets, Chiefs, Titans and Jaguars. The loss to Jacksonville proved costly since it allowed teams ahead of them in the wild-card standings to retake the upper hand. They kind of evened the playing field in Week 16 after going into Los Angeles and sweeping the season rivalry from the Chargers. The Raiders needed a ton of things to occur in Week 17 to punch a ticket to the playoffs. First and foremost, they needed to defeat the Broncos. Unfortunately, it didn’t come to pass after dropping a 16-15 decision after seeing their 2-point conversion attempt fall incomplete in the game’s final seconds.

After managing just four wins through 16 tries and logging just six pointspread covers the previous year, Oakland put a wrap on 2019-20 with 7-9 SU and 8-8 ATS records. They surpassed their expected season win total by a full game, and came up with some memorable wins along the way while splitting their six played games against divisional opponents. What this team has up its sleeve moving forward remains to be seen, but the future certainly looks bright with players like Jacobs, Darren Waller, Hunter Renfrow, Clelin Ferrell and Maxx Crosby looking like the cornerstones of the franchise for years to come. Be that as it may, there’s still a ton of improvement needed on both sides of the ball for the Raiders to start competing with the Chiefs and likely the Broncos for division supremacy in the coming years.

2020 Season Preview

First and foremost, Oakland needs to continue improving dramatically on the defensive side of the ball. While the unit didn’t look exactly like the sieve that took the field the previous season, it still gave up its fair share of yardage (No. 20) and points (No. 24). While the run defense proved to be one of the best in the league in allowing just over 98 yards per game (No. 8) and 3.9 yards per carry (No. 5), the pass defense was once again nothing short of a sick joke. Opposing quarterbacks ripped it to shreds to the tune of 257.9 yards (No. 25) and threw for an average of 2.1 touchdown passes per game. While the return of a healthy Jonathan Abram should help shore that deficiency up next season, you can’t help but think upper management will be targeting secondary help with it the owners of a pair of first round draft picks.

Derek Carr proved to be much improved in the second year under Gruden’s watch in playing to a career-high 100.8 QB rating and throwing for single digit interceptions (8) for only the second time in his six-year career. His success was the end result of Oakland’s offensive line being much improved in allowing just 29 sacks after getting exposed for 52 the previous season. Adding depth to this unit would only help benefit the offense and its young playmakers moving forward. Due to Antonio Brown being such a selfish diva, NFL bettors will never know just how good this offense could’ve been had he actually played the season out in Oakland.

2019 Oakland Raiders Betting Schedule

Week 1 Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Monday, Sept. 9, 10:20 p.m. ET ESPN
Week 2 Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Sept. 15, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Week 3 Raiders at Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Week 4 Raiders at Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 5 Raiders vs. Chicago Bears Sunday, Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET FOX
Week 6 BYE - -
Week 7 Raiders at Green Bay Packers Sunday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 8 Raiders at Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 9 Raiders vs. Detroit Lions Sunday, Nov. 3, 4:05 p.m. ET FOX
Week 10 Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers Thursday, Nov. 7, 8:20 p.m. ET FOX/NFLN
Week 11 Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Nov. 17, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Week 12 Raiders at New York Jets Sunday, Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 13 Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET CBS
Week 14 Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans Sunday, Dec. 8, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
Week 15 Raiders vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
Week 16 Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers Saturday, Dec. 21 or Sunday, Dec. 22, TBA TBA
Week 17 Raiders at Denver Broncos Sunday, Dec. 29, 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
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Past Oakland Raiders Seasons

2018 4-12 None
2017 6-10 None
2016 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2015 7-9 None
2014 3-13 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 4-12 None
2011 8-8 None
2010 8-8 None
2009 5-11 None
2008 5-11 None
2007 4-12 None
2006 2-14 None
2005 4-12 None
2004 5-11 None
2003 4-12 None
2002 11-5 Lost Super Bowl
2001 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
2000 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
Full List
1999 8-8 None
1998 8-8 None
1997 4-12 None
1996 7-9 None
1995 8-8 None
1994 9-7 None
1993 10-6 Lost Divisional Round
1992 7-9 None
1991 9-7 Lost Wild Card Round
1990 12-4 Lost Conference Championship
1989 8-8 None
1988 7-9 None
1987 5-10 None
1986 8-8 None
1985 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
1984 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
1983 12-4 Won Super Bowl
1982 8-1 Lost Divisional Round
1981 7-9 None
1980 11-5 Won Super Bowl
1979 9-7 None
1978 9-7 None
1977 11-3 Lost Conference Championship
1976 13-1 Won Super Bowl
1975 11-3 Lost Conference Championship
1974 12-2 Lost Conference Championship
1973 9-4-1 Lost Conference Championship
1972 10-3-1 Lost Divisional Round
1971 8-4-2 None
1970 8-4-2 Lost Conference Championship
*1969 12-1-1 Lost AFL Championship
*1968 12-2 Lost AFL Championship
*1967 13-1 Lost Super Bowl
*1966 8-5-1 None
*1965 8-5-1 None
*1964 5-7-2 None
*1963 10-4 None
*1962 1-13 None
*1961 2-12 None
*1960 6-8 None

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