|2013 NFL Week 5 Odds, Point Spread & Total: Chargers vs. Raiders|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Sunday, 06 October 2013 16:30|
Chargers vs. Raiders Odds
Oakland is 1-3 overall, 1-1 at home and 2-1-1 against the spread. San Diego is 2-2 overall, 1-1 on the road and 3-0-1 against the spread. San Diego has won three straight over Oakland.
Trends show that the Chargers are 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 trips to Oakland and the road team has covered the spread in 5 straight in this series. These two have hit the over in 5 of their last 6 meetings in Oakland.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, San Diego is the favorite on the road, as the Chargers have odds of -4.5 points at Oakland on Sunday night. The over/under total for the game has been set at 46 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had the Chargers favored by 5 points. The spread dropped to 4 points before moving up to 4.5. The over/under total for the game opened at 44 points and moved right up to 46.
San Diego is coming off a 30-21 win over Dallas. The Chargers have been steady on offense, averaging 396 yards per game on the year. The defense has been struggling, however, as they are allowing 432.8 yards per game. Quarterback Philip Rivers is off to a nice start, as he has thrown for 1,199 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Antonio Gates has 25 receptions for 364 yards and two touchdowns as well.
Oakland is coming off a 24-14 loss to Washington last week. The Raiders have had their last two losses come by double digits and the offense is averaging just 338 yards per game while allowing 349.3 yards per game. Despite missing a game, Terrelle Pryor is leading the offense with 624 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 198 yards. Receiver Denarius Moore has 15 catches for 233 yards and two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, San Diego tackle King Dunlap is out due to a concussion while safety Brandon Taylor is questionable with a knee injury. Oakland running back Darren McFadden is doubtful with a hamstring injury while center Stefan Wisniewski is doubtful with a knee injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing the Chargers, as San Diego is getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -4.5 points at Oakland on Sunday night.