Chargers vs. Raiders Prediction
Can the Los Angeles Chargers beat up on a struggling Oakland Raiders team when the two AFC West foes meet up this afternoon at 4:05PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, November 11, 2018
4:05PM ET – Oakland Coliseum
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Chargers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -10 points against the Raiders. The over/under total is currently listed at 49.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 80 percent going on the Chargers on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NFL Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Raiders look lost
The Oakland Raiders have really hit a low, losing four straight following a 34-3 loss at San Francisco in Week 9. They have lost all four by at least 14 points, including a 26-10 loss to the Chargers on Oct. 7. Oakland is now 1-7 overall, 2-6 against the spread and 5-3 with the under. The Raiders have failed to cover in four straight as well.
Oakland is giving up 31.5 points and 413.6 yards per game on defense this season. They haven’t been able to stop anyone as of late and lack any semblance of a pass rush. The unit has just seven sacks and have forced only six turnovers this year. Offensively, Oakland is putting up 17.6 points and 370.8 yards per game. Derek Carr has thrown or 2,198 yards and 10 touchdowns with eight interceptions. He also has been sacked 24 times. Tight end Jared Cook is his leading receiver after the team traded Amari Cooper to the Cowboys. Cook has 38 catches for 494 yards and three scores. Leading rusher Marshawn Lynch is out indefinitely with a groin injury. He has rushed for 376 yards this season.
Chargers on 5-game win streak
The Chargers increased their win streak to five games last week with a 25-17 win at Seattle. Los Angeles is now 6-2 overall, 4-4 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. The Chargers have covered the spread in three of their last four games.
Los Angeles is moving the ball quite well, averaging 27.5 points and 409.4 yards per game. Philip Rivers has thrown or 2,236 yards and 19 touchdowns with just three interceptions as he makes a push for the MVP race. Keenan Allen has been his top receiver with 47 catches for 630 yards and a score. Running back Melvin Gordon also has been strong, rushing for 579 yards and seven touchdowns while catching 31 passes for 289 yards and three scores. Defensively, the Chargers are giving up 22.5 points and 378.8 yards per game. They have 22 sacks and have forced 12 turnovers.
NFL Betting Trends
The Raiders are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 conference games and 5-15-2 ATS in their last 22 games overall.
The Chargers have covered the spread in five straight games in November and they are 17-8-1 ATS in their last 26 road games.
The Chargers have won three straight over Oakland and have covered the spread in five of the last six meetings. Their last two wins have been by double figures. Los Angeles is pretty locked in on offense right now as Rivers is having a season that should put him in the MVP race. Oakland has looked completely lost on offense, scoring 10 or less in three of their last four, including against the Chargers. It’s hard to see Oakland turning that all around today, especially when it scored just three points at home against Seattle on Oct. 14.
NFL Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers -10