As far as NFL brands go, few teams are as recognizable or as iconic as the Oakland Raiders. The team has earned a massive fan following with superstar players, three Super Bowl victories and a long list of other major accomplishments.
The Raiders are also a popular pick when it comes to sports betting and in this guide, we’ll explain some of the reasons why. It’s also worth noting that the betting action surrounding the Raiders is only going to get better when the team relocates to Las Vegas in 2020.
In this betting guide, we’ll find out how the Raiders stack up against their AFC West rivals, as well as:
- Important stats and trends that can help you bet on the Oakland Raiders.
- Key team and player accomplishments from the Raiders history books.
- A detailed look at the team’s current roster and big recent changes.
Oakland Raiders Team History
The Oakland Raiders organization played its first game in 1960 as one of the original teams that made up the American Football League. In the modern era they’ve won three Super Bowls, four conference championships, 15 division titles and made 22 playoff appearances.
The Raiders are best known for fielding some of the most iconic names in football, including the likes of Al Davis, Jon Gruden, and John Madden all donning the black and silver. In a much-anticipated move planned for 2020, the franchise will be leaving the Bay Area and relocating to Las Vegas.
Some of the other most recognizable names in franchise history include Howie Long, Ken Stabler, Bo Jackson, and Marcus Allen.
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Oakland Raiders FAQs
How much are the Oakland Raiders worth?
During the 2017 season, the Raiders organization generated $335 million in revenue and Forbes estimates the business to be worth $2.42 billion.
Who owns the Oakland Raiders?
The Raiders are owned by Mark Davis.
When did the Oakland Raiders become a team?
The organization played its first season in 1960.
Have the Oakland Raiders Won a Super Bowl?
Yes, the Raiders have won three Super Bowls.
What stadium and city do the Oakland Raiders play in?
Since 1995, the Raiders have played at RingCentral Coliseum, located in Oakland, California.
Where do the Raiders have training camp?
The club holds training camp at Redwood Middle School, located in Napa, California.
What is the Oakland Raiders mascot?
Raider Rusher is the official team mascot.
What are the Oakland Raiders team colors?
The Raiders wear silver and black.
Oakland Raiders Player Highlights
All-Time Team Leaders
|Games played||Sebastian Janikowski|
|Passing Yards||Ken Stabler||19,078|
|Passing TDs||Ken Stabler||150|
|Receiving Yards||Tim Brown||14,743|
|Receiving TDs||Tim Brown||99|
|Rushing Yards||Marcus Allen||8,545|
|Rushing TDs||Marcus Allen||79|
|Points Scored (Kicker)||Sebastian Janikowski||1,799|
Tips for Betting on Oakland Raiders
After trading franchise staple Khalil Mack to the Chicago Bears, the Oakland Raiders had a rough last season and lost eight of their first nine games to finish last in the AFC West with a 4-12 record. It’s not surprising considering they had the league’s worst defense, giving up more than 29 points per game.
Their offense also struggled for most of the season, finishing fifth-last in points per game and only cracking the 30-point barrier on two occasions. The tough season led to an extremely active offseason. They picked up WR Antonio Brown, Mike Mayock as their new GM and made three first-round draft selections.
Despite the infusion of star talent and a promising rookie class, the Raiders are a longshot to make the playoffs in 2019. The AFC West has two of the best teams in the league with the Chiefs and Chargers.
The Raiders’ fourth overall pick, DE Clelin Ferrell, is the heir apparent to Khalil Mack and is expected to make an instant impact on Oakland’s defense.
If you plan to bet on them this year, consider that the Raiders were below average against the moneyline, spread, and over during the 2018 season. The Raiders were double-digit underdogs in four of their last six games to end the year, peaking as 14.5 point underdogs vs. the Chiefs in week 17.
There is a chance those numbers could change this season since QB Derek Carr has a whole new set of weapons at his disposal this year with the addition of WR Antonio Brown, WR Tyrell Williams, and RB Josh Jacobs.
- The Raiders were fifth last in the league vs. the spread last season, going 6-10, finishing the year with a 37.5 cover percentage.
- The Raiders were one of the worst Over teams last season, ending the year with a 7-9-0 record on point totals.
- The Raiders don’t play a game in Oakland from weeks 3-8. That stretch includes four road games, a bye week, and a “home game” at a neutral site vs. the Bears.
Start Betting on the Oakland Raiders Now
For the time being, local fans of the Raiders don’t have any in-state legal sports betting options. As we mentioned, that’s going to change in a big way when the team moves to Las Vegas next year.
California is expected to pass legal sports betting in some form in the coming years but it’s extremely unlikely that it will happen before the Raiders exit the state.
If you live in a state where sports betting is legal, however, follow some of the tips in the article to make better bets on the Oakland Raiders this season.