Raiders Are Being Disrespected in Super Bowl Odds Following NFL Draft
It's the start of a new era in the Raiders organization, making the move to Las Vegas. The move brings a sense of optimism for the Raiders going forward, hoping to leave the franchise's mediocre play behind in Oakland. But after what looked to be a solid draft class that addressed areas of need, Jon Gruden and the Raiders are still being disrespected in odds to win the Super Bowl, with only +6000 odds to win it all, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
The Raiders nearly snuck into the playoffs last season, finishing with a 7-9 record. But after another year of Gruden establishing his system, the team is expected to be better. Las Vegas also invested in playermakers for Gruden's offense, drafting three wide receivers in the first three rounds. One of which is the speedster Henry Ruggs III.
This team also gets the benefit of new energy. They have a brand new stadium with motivated, passionate fans. We have seen all too often how a new team can outperform expectations. The most recent example was also in "Sin City," with the Vegas Golden Knights going to the Stanley Cup in their inaugural season.
But aside from out-playing expectations, this is a solid team whose odds are downright disrespectful. Their +6000 odds ties them for last in the AFC West with the Denver Broncos. In fact, just four AFC teams have worse odds than the Raiders to win it all: Jacksonville Jaguars (+20000), Cincinnati Bengals (+15000), Miami Dolphins (+8000) and New York Jets (+7000).
The Raiders will look to prove doubters wrong and improve upon their 7-9 record, possibly bringing playoff football to Las Vegas, which will be quite the spectacle.
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