Oddsmakers show little faith in raider players even though the match comes out in 2021

The Las Vegas Raiders were one of the surprises of the NFL season, weathering a ton of chaos to finish 10-7 before a narrow loss to AFC eventual champion Cincinnati Bengals in the Wild Card round.

Despite their success, odds researchers don’t believe in the Raiders for the 2022 NFL Season. Las Vegas is listed at +6000 to win Super Bowl 2022 at WynnBET Sportsbook.

That odds leave them tied with the 23rd longest odds to win the Lombardi Cup and the 12th longest odds in the AFC.

The Raiders have stability in midfield and, in all likelihood, will have to overcome significantly fewer distractions next year. So why don’t bookmakers trust them?

Honestly, the fact that the Raiders have such long odds says more about the state of AFC than Las Vegas. The usual suspects are at the top of the tablewith Kansas City, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Baltimore, etc all ready for the Super Bowl next year.

The Raiders are second in the AFC West and are currently below the Chiefs, Chargers and Broncos in odds for next year. Sportsbook seems to believe Aaron Rodgers heads to Denver and that would make an already stacked part even harder.

Years of bad drafting under Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock are also starting to catch on to the Raiders. They don’t have enough depth to bridge the disparity between midfielder Derek Carr and top signal callers in the AFC like Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson and Justin Herbert.

Unless Las Vegas gets a big hit during the season through signing or big deals, I think they’ve hit the ceiling in this year’s Wild Cards. I don’t recommend joining the Raiders to win the Super Bowl and think your money is better spent elsewhere.

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John Verrall

John Verrall is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@24ssports.com.

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