The Westgate sportsbook has posted odds on 18 players to score the first regular-season touchdown at Allegiant Stadium.
Las Vegas was dealt the league’s most difficult home schedule, with its eight Allegiant Stadium opponents totaling an NFL-high 71½ wins at the Westgate sportsbook.
The Westgate sportsbook, which posted 20 Raiders player props, is banking on quarterback Marcus Mariota cutting into Derek Carr’s playing time this season.
The total on Derek Carr’s gross passing yards is 3,099½, a number he’s surpassed in each of his six NFL seasons, including 4,054 last season.
The sportsbook has posted lines for every game in weeks 1 and 2, every Raiders game, every prime-time game and a few more for the upcoming season.
Las Vegas is laying more than a field goal in only one matchup in “games of the year” lines released by the sportsbook for the upcoming season.
Winners usually have the best story. That’s one reason sportsbooks have Bill Belichick favored to be named The Associated Press Coach of the Year.
The New Orleans Saints were listed at the Westgate as 4-point road favorites over the Raiders for their Week 2 matchup on “Monday Night Football.”
The consensus was that the biggest impact would be on a team’s home-field advantage, which has historically been worth approximately three points to a line on an NFL game.
Longtime oddsmaker Ed Salmons approved of the Raiders’ draft, which featured three receivers in their first four picks — Henry Ruggs, Lynn Bowden and Bryan Edwards.