Oakland Raiders NFL Predictions: 2019 Season Betting Odds and Preview

Sports Interaction Staff | Updated Aug 30, 2019

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The 2018 season was not a great one for the Oakland Raiders, much to the disappointment of fans expecting improvements with the return of Jon Gruden as head coach.

The Raiders finished last season with a 4–12 record, which was even worse than their previous season’s record of 6–10. According to Jon Gruden, this team is a work in progress, but one he’s hopeful about. “I’m really excited about the future of this franchise,” he said during the draft. “But we’ve got to build this team.”

Oakland Raiders Acquisitions and Moves

The Raiders picked up nine players during the 2019 draft: six defensive players and three offensive players. Defensive end Clelin Ferrell is feeling the pressure as a top-5 pick, but so far in training camps he seems to be delivering. Ferrell’s 3-year college football career gifted him over 50 tackles and 27 sacks, justifying Oakland’s decision to expect the best from this rookie.

Raiders acquired Oakland-native defensive tackle Ethan Westbrooks in July from the Rams. The 6’4”, 287 lb defensive star has acquired, in 67 appearances, 79 tackles (53 on his own) 9 sacks, 11 starts, 3 pass interceptions, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery.

The Oakland roster lost eight players before this season, including Jordy Nelson who has retired, although not officially as a Raider (he signed a one day deal with GB to retire as a Packer). Tight end Jared Cook went to the Saints, Guard Jon Feliciano went to the Bills and CB Rashaan Melvin is now a Detroit Lion. In two of the biggest Raiders moves of the offseason, some 3rd and 5th round picks were traded for Steelers WR Antonio Brown, and the team added Tyrell Williams to the offense.

Oakland Raiders 2019 NFL Schedule

The 2019 Oakland Raiders Schedule is listed as one of the hardest schedule in the league this season. Their opponents in 2019 have a combined record of 137-117-2 (.539) based on last season’s results.

Week 1: Denver Broncos on Monday, Sept. 9 at 10:20 p.m. ET 

Week 2: Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Sept. 15 at 4:05 p.m. ET 

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 5: Chicago Bears in London on Sunday, October 6 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 6: BYE

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 8: at Houston Texans on Sunday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 9: Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 4:05 p.m. ET 

Week 10: Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 8:20 p.m. ET 

Week 11: Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 4:25 p.m. ET 

Week 12: at New York Jets on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 13: at Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. ET 

Week 14: Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:25 p.m. ET

Week 15: Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4:05 p.m. ET

Week 16: at Los Angeles Chargers on either Saturday, Dec. 21 or Sunday, Dec. 22. 

Week 17: at Denver Broncos on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 4:25 p.m. ET

Oakland Raiders 2019 Betting Odds

2019 NFL Team Futures

To make the play-offs - Oakland Raiders
  • No -500
  • Yes +300

Sports Interaction oddsmakers have the Raiders priced at -1250 to not make the playoffs. And although they may not be the longest shot in the league to win the next Super Bowl, they are a steep +6600 to do it. A winning $20 bet on them pulling it off would put $1340 in your pocket.

Super Bowl LIV

  • Oakland Raiders +50000

Oakland Raiders Season Prediction

It’s hard to imagine the Raiders not improving on last year’s dismal 4-12, but a very difficult schedule might make it tougher to beat that record. Will the changes they’ve made to the roster make the Raiders’ last season in Oakland before a 2020 move to Las Vegas one to remember? Don’t think so. We predict a 6-10 season for Oakland.