Early Season Schedule Could Benefit Oakland in Football Betting

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

The Oakland Raiders are expected to be improved this season vs. the football betting odds and their early season schedule could help them.

The Raiders added quarterback Jason Campbell in the off-season and he could help Oakland this season vs. the NFL football betting odds. The Raiders have a very favorable schedule in the first month of the season that should be to their benefit.

Football betting odds still won’t favor the Raiders very much in 2010 but Oakland does have some winnable games. They open up at Tennessee and the Raiders are capable of winning that contest. They then host the St. Louis Rams in Week 2 in a game they should win. In Week 3 they go to Arizona for another game in which they should have a chance to win and then they come home for a game against the Houston Texans.  No games are easy in the NFL but the first four games for Oakland should give them a decent opportunity to get some wins. The first couple of months of the regular season for Oakland are beneficial to the Raiders as their one long road trip is to Tennessee but that is not a big deal since it is in Week 1. The Raiders really need to take advantage of their early season schedule because later in the season it gets tough. They have games against Miami, San Diego and Indianapolis in the last six weeks of the season.

The Raiders host the San Diego Chargers in Week 5 and then they go to San Francisco in Week 6.  The Raiders have to go to Denver in Week 7 but then they get two home games that are winnable against Seattle in Week 8 and Kansas City in Week 9. The Raiders bye comes at a good time in Week 10.

The last seven weeks of the season will not be easy for Oakland in NFL football betting as they start in Pittsburgh after their bye week. They then host Miami in Week 12 before going on the road to San Diego and Jacksonville.  The last three games won’t be easy as they host Denver and Indianapolis before finishing up on the road at the Kansas City Chiefs.

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