Oakland Raiders

Coaching Retreads Fail to Find Traction in the NFL

by John Ewing • January 8, 2018

On Saturday night, the Oakland Raiders officially named Jon Gruden their new head coach. The former Super Bowl champion last coached in the NFL in 2008. He returns to Oakland where his career started as a head coach nearly 20 years ago. Gruden joins a long list of coaching retreads. The Raiders are betting, gave […]


Trend of the Week: Broncos vs. Raiders

by John Ewing • September 27, 2017

Context Oakland (-3.5) got blown out in primetime at Washington and Denver (-3.5) stumbled in Buffalo Sunday afternoon. The disappointing Week 3 results make Broncos-Raiders a critical game for the AFC West rivals chasing the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. Which team is a better buy low opportunity? Casual bettors are prone to overreacting to recent […]


NFL Division Value Bets (Week 1 Update)

by John Ewing • September 13, 2017

One week down, 16 more to go. After a wildly entertaining opening week how have the division odds changed? Which teams should you bet to win the division crowns? To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds are to win the division at 5Dimes and compare that to our […]


How to bet the 2017 AFC West

by John Ewing • September 1, 2017

Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos or Chargers, who you got winning the division this year? We answer that question and more by looking at how to bet the 2017 AFC West. Our projections are based on 10,000 simulations of the 2017 NFL season using team statistics and adjusting for Strength of Schedule. Division Odds The Raiders finished […]


2017 Fantasy Football Busts

by John Ewing • August 1, 2017

Want to win your fantasy football league? It all starts with the draft. We understand your time is limited, creating your own cheat sheet is a none starter. So here are a few players that we think will be sleepers, busts and breakout stars in 2017. Here is how we define each: Sleeper: A player […]


2017-18 AFC West Preview

by John Ewing • June 20, 2017

Welcome to Bet Labs 2017 NFL preview series where we will look at all eight of the league’s divisions.  As part of the preview, we will highlight each team’s chances of winning their respective division and take a look at their season win total. To create our projections we simulated the 2017 NFL season 10,000 […]


NFL Super Bowl Value Bets 1.4.17

by John Ewing • January 4, 2017

The NFL Playoffs are upon us. After 17 weeks there are 12 teams vying for the title. Which squads offers value to win the Super Bowl? To determine if a team has value we look at what their current odds are to win the Super Bowl at 5Dimes and compare that to our projected odds […]


2016 NFL Week 16 Review

by John Ewing • December 27, 2016

Six teams clinched a playoff spot, Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota broke their legs and the Browns won in the penultimate week of the season. Here is your Week 16 betting recap. Betting Trends Favorites went 9-7 (56.3%) ATS Home teams went 9-7 (56.3%) ATS Overs went 12-3-1 (80.0%) Betting against the public (<35% of […]


2016 NFL Week 15 Review

by John Ewing • December 20, 2016

The Raiders made the playoffs for the first time since 2002, Brock Osweiler got benched and everything else you need to know about Week 15 in the NFL. Betting Trends Favorites went 8-8 (50.0%) ATS Road teams went 11-5 (68.8%) ATS Unders went 9-7 (56.3%) Betting against the public (<35% of tickets): 3-5 (37.5%) ATS […]


NFL Simulation 11.30.16

by John Ewing • November 30, 2016

With Turkey Day in the rearview mirror, the regular season finish line is now in sight. As teams make their playoff push here is how the league stands heading into week 13 based on 10,000 simulations of the 2016 season. Super Bowl Champions New England and Dallas are still one-two as the Pats and Cowboys […]