Bettors are all over the Raiders in their opening game against the Ravens in “Monday Night Football” at Allegiant Stadium.
Baltimore fell to a 3½-point consensus favorite over the Raiders on Monday in sports betting Las Vegas after the number fell from 4½ to 4 last week.
“We definitely need the Ravens. We have a pretty big decision on them, ”said MGM Resorts director of trading Jeff Stoneback. “The ticket count is almost 2-1 on the Raiders. The money is around 5-1 on the Raiders.
The consensus line fell to 4 on Thursday. Station Casinos and South Point fell to 3½ after Baltimore lost running back Gus Edwards and star cornerback Marcus Peters to torn ACLs late in the season.
“We need the Ravens pretty well,” said South Point sports betting manager Chris Andrews. “We were the first to go to 3½ and were hoping to get some money from the Ravens. Now everyone has 3 ½ and they’re still pretty tough against the Raiders. “
Andrews said the hard money took the Raiders to +4.
Baltimore also lost running back JK Dobbins to an ACL tear on August 28, and running back Justice Hill tore an Achilles tendon on September 2.
“We need the Ravens,” Westgate SuperBook vice president of risk Ed Salmons said on Monday via text message. “The news of the injuries is forcing the public to stay away from the Ravens. “
Circa sports betting manager Chris Bennett said there had been slow but steady support for the ATS Raiders and on the money line. He expects the book to need the Ravens as well.
The Raiders are +165 on the silver line. The total is 50½. The total is 51 at Station.
“We are clearly Ravens fans tonight,” said Chuck Esposito, director of sports betting for Red Rock Resort. “The Ravens and less would be our best case. They take the Raiders on the points and money line. It’s similar to what we’ve seen with the Knights. There is a huge local bias and support for the Raiders. “
Stoneback said he hasn’t seen a single Ravens jersey at Mandalay Bay, where his office is located.
“It will be all the Raiders’ money, and it will be amplified when people pass through our casinos near the stadium, just like with the Golden Knights games,” he said. “There will be a lot of Raiders fans in our books in Mandalay Bay and Luxor and New York New York.”
Treasure Island was the last pound at 4 as the Ravens are -4 (-105) and the Silver and Black is +4 (-115).
“Our biggest responsibility is on our parlay card, where we’ve had a lot of people sleeping 4½ with the Ravens,” said Treasure Island sports betting manager Tony Nevill. “So with the numbers going down, I actually hope the wise are on the safe side.”