Head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock have high hopes for the 2019 Raiders season.
They added numerous marquee names on offense, including Antonio Brown, Josh Jacobs, Tyrell Williams and Trent Brown.
Just based on the players they added, Oakland should improve on its 4-12 record from last season.
But oddsmakers in Las Vegas believe the Raiders will have an uphill battle if they want to turn things around.
Thanks to CG Technology, via SB Nation, we now have early point spreads for Weeks 1 through 16. There are no point spreads for Week 17 due to the uncertainty that surrounds those games with teams sitting starters to avoid injury ahead of the NFL playoffs.
Here's how CG Technology projects the point spreads for the first 15 Raiders games of the 2019 season:
Week 1: Broncos at Raiders (-2.5) -- Monday Night Football
Week 2: Chiefs (-6.5) at Raiders
Week 3: Raiders at Vikings (-7)
Week 4: Raiders at Colts (-8)
Week 5: Bears (-6) vs. Raiders -- In London
Week 6: Bye Week
Week 7: Raiders at Packers (-8.5)
Week 8: Raiders at Texans (-7)
Week 9: Lions at Raiders (-3)
Week 10: Chargers (-4) at Raiders -- Thursday Night Football
Week 11: Bengals at Raiders (-3.5)
Week 12: Raiders at Jets (-3)
Week 13: Raiders at Chiefs (-13)
Week 14: Titans at Raiders (Pick)
Week 15: Jaguars at Raiders (Pick)
Week 16: Raiders at Chargers (-9)
Week 17: Raiders at Broncos (No line)
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The Raiders are the favorite in just three games, and underdogs in 10 games. Two games are pick 'ems.
Not the numbers the Raiders want to see, but if they win a few early games, those numbers will surely change.