Raiders vs. Chargers 2012 NFL Week 17 Betting Preview & Prediction Print
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Sunday, 30 December 2012 13:15
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Raiders vs. Chargers Pick

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SAN DIEGO, CA (TheSpread) – The Chargers and Raiders are both looking for a positive end to a bad season when they meet on Sunday at 4:25PM ET on CBS.

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NFL Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have made San Diego the favorite, as the Chargers have odds of -10 points at home against the Raiders. The over/under total has been set at 39 points. San Diego is 6-9 on the season, 2-5 at home and 7-8 against the spread. Oakland is 4-11 overall, 1-6 on the road and 4-11 against the spread. The Chargers own a 22-14 win over the Raiders in Oakland this season.

Line Movement: Opening odds for this game took a while to come out because of injury issues with the Raiders. San Diego opened as an 11-point favorite. The spread quickly dropped to 10.5 points and then closed at 10. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 39 points.

Public Betting: Of the wagers currently placed on this game, 52% of NFL public bettors currently favor the Raiders with odds of +10 points against the Chargers. This information is subject to change leading up to kickoff, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date NFL public betting numbers.

NFL Week 17 Free Pick: Take the Raiders. According to latest NFL trends, the road team has covered in the last 4 games in this series and the underdog has covered in 7 straight. Oakland is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 against the Chargers. San Diego does own a 22-14 win over the Raiders already this season, but the Chargers have lost three straight at home and struggled to move the ball in all three of those contests. The Raiders aren’t a strong team by any means, but they have lost their last three by 13 or less. With Carson Palmer out and Terrelle Pryor starting, it gives the Raiders a dynamic look that could open things up in the running game for Oakland’s slew of backs. Look for this game to come down to the end, which means Oakland covers.

2012 NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS +10

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