- Jon Gruden has won 10 straight Week 1 preseason games as a head coach.
- Gruden is also 7-1 ATS since becoming the Raiders coach again in 2018.
- The Las Vegas Raiders have (-125) betting odds to win their first preseason game.
LAS VEGAS – Every coach has a different strategy on how to handle the preseason. Whether it’s deciding on which weeks to try their starters or when to give their fresh talent some playing time, every coach has established tendencies to work the playbook. Based on his history with preseason Week One wins, it could be said that no head coach has a stronger strategy than that of Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
The Jon Gruden Preseason Week 1 Trend
The Las Vegas Raiders head coach, Jon Gruden, takes his preseason games very seriously. Since 2003, Gruden’s teams are 36-18 on the moneyline, but are especially efficient in the first week. Gruden has won 10 straight Week One preseason games dating back to 2003.
However, with the new preseason format, these trends could change, but it’s fair to assume that Week 1 of the preseason won’t be impacted too much.
The Raiders Week 1 Odds
The Raiders will be playing the Seattle Seahawks in their first preseason game of the year and are listed as the minor favorites by regulated sports betting sites. This could be because Pete Carroll is 7-3 in his last 10 preseason Week One games.
Raiders vs Seahawks Moneyline Odds
- Las Vegas Raiders -125
- Seattle Seahawks +105
Those betting on the NFL preseason will know that nothing is a sure thing, except maybe Gruden-led teams winning their Week One games. The two thought processes are that this is a solid trend that’s set to repeat itself or that Gruden is bound to lose one after going so long without a loss.
Of all the preseason betting trends, Gruden’s might be the strongest, especially on sportsbooks. All signs point towards the Raiders taking their preseason games more seriously than their opponents, but Carroll might be the one to end the streak.
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