Odds Reveal Potential Embarrassment for Raiders vs Cincinnati
After three tough games in a row the Oakland Raiders will now be taking on the Cincinnati Bengals and the Raiders should be relieved to face an opponent whom they have a realistic chance of beating.
However, given the form the Raiders have displayed this season it is not surprising that the bookies have come out in favour of the Bengals.
There are odds of 5/19 on a Bengals victory while punters won’t find better than 27/8 on a Raiders win.
The Bengals are a much more complete team that the Raiders and have much more to play for this season.
Last Sunday’s game showed that many of the Raiders have already given up on this season; it wasn’t that the team didn’t try; it simply looked as if many of them were beyond caring.
If the Raiders play the same way in Cincinnati then the match is sure to be yet another embarrassment for the struggling team.
Worse still, the Bengals beat the Raiders to two draft picks in last season’s Carson Palmer trade.
Effectively this has set the team back a couple of years while the Bengals are sure to have a sense of smug satisfaction.