Great Online NFL Betting Odds Available on Raiders’ OpenerPosted by: Charlie Smith
Oakland Raiders fans have to be ecstatic about the start of the 2007 online NFL betting season. After seeing Derek Carr lead the Raiders to the playoffs, only to have Carr suffer a devastating injury in the final moments of the regular season, Oakland fans feel that they got robbed of the opportunity of seeing their team compete in the postseason.
Now with a healed up Carr, and a revamped offense, the Raiders are ready to take the AFC West by storm. Oakland will get an opportunity to display their prowess this upcoming Sunday when they travel to Nashville to take on the Titans. Let’s see what football betting sites are predicting for this Week 1 matchup.
Oakland Raiders vs. Tennessee Titans – Sunday, September 10th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: LP Field, Nashville
Stream: CBS Sports
Online NFL Betting Odds:
Oakland Raiders +2 (EV) 51 (-110) +110
Tennessee Titans -2 (-120) 51 (-110) -130
The Raiders finished the 2016 season with a 12-4 record and a 2nd place finish in the AFC West. Oakland was beat out in the division by the Chiefs last season, but the Raiders are hopeful they can overcome their rivals this season.
As previously mentioned, Carr suffered a broken fibula in Week 16 that would sideline the young quarterback for the rest of the season. Since Carr was the main reason that the Raiders were able to qualify for the postseason, the Raiders literally didn’t stand a chance without him in the lineup. Ergo, the Raiders lost the Wild Card round of the playoffs 14-27 to the Houston Texans.
The Raiders are coming into this contest as the underdogs, which just goes to show how much faith online NFL betting sites have in this year’s Titans. Nonetheless, the favoritism gives Oakland some appealing odds for this Sunday’s game.
In Mike Mularkey’s first year as head coach, the Titans were able to turn in a 9-7 record that allowed Tennessee to finish 2nd in the AFC South. Mularkey had taken over for Ken Whisenhunt in 2015, who was fired halfway through the season. Mularkey posted a 2-7 record as interim coach, but last year’s performance should be enough to let him hold on to the job for a little while longer.
Heading into the 2017 season, NFL sportsbooks have the Titans winning the division – which comes as a bit of a bombshell considering that they share the AFC South with the Houston Texans. Additionally, the Colts are in there as well and although Indianapolis is coming off a poor season, it’s too early to write off the Colts.
Sunday’s game will give the Titans the opportunity to prove to the nation that they are in fact capable of winning the division. Marcus Mariota, the Titans’ quarterback, finished last season with a 95.6 passer rating and it would not be foolish to expect great things out of Mariota in his third year in the league.