2022 NFL Hall of Fame Game Betting Picks: Lines, Odds, and Best Bets

Nearly six months after the Rams defeated the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI, the wait for NFL football’s return will finally be over Thursday, as the Raiders and Jaguars will kick off the 2022 preseason at 8:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 4 with the Hall of Fame Game. The rest of the league will wait another week before beginning preseason play, but these two teams will face off at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio to commemorate the enshrinement of football’s 2022 Hall of Fame class.

Betting on NFL preseason games can be tricky, as starters tend to dress for only a small portion of the game, or none at all. The Raiders have found significantly more success in regular season play over the past few years, but this game will feature mostly backups and players battling for roster spots rather than stars such as Derek Carr, Davante Adams or Darren Waller.

Both teams will be looking to evaluate young talent, and the Jaguars should have the edge in that department, as they have picked first overall in each of the past two NFL Drafts after finishing last in the league standings both years. Due to the uncertainty over playing time for individuals, prop bets are rarely provided for preseason NFL games, but spread, total and moneyline bets for this matchup between Las Vegas and Jacksonville are available at all leading mobile and online sportsbooks.

One mobile sportsbook that can be used to bet on the Hall of Fame Game is BetMGM Sportsbook. At BetMGM, the Raiders are -120 moneyline favorites, while the Jaguars are +100 underdogs. The Raiders are favored by 1.5 points, and the combined point total is set at 32.5 points. If you use theBetMGM Sportsbook bonus code, you can even gain an additional $1,000 risk free wager when you create a new account.

Other mobile sportsbooks such as Caesars Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook or DraftKings Sportsbook may have slightly different lines or totals, and these numbers could still shift as we get closer to Thursday’s kickoff based on betting trends or new information.


Sasha has been writing about sports since 2014. He's a huge New York sports fan who has written columns for RotoWire, Yahoo Sports and CBS Sports.