Raiders vs. Chargers Total Prediction
AFC West rivals clash in L.A. on Sunday when the Chargers host the Raiders at 4:05 p.m. ET. With the total dropping a full two points from 47 down to 45, should bettors follow the line movement and take the under?
459 Oakland Raiders (+7) at 460 Los Angeles Chargers (-7); O/U 45
4:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, December 22, 2019
Dignity Health Sports Park, Carson City, CA
Public Betting Trends
According to our NFL Football Public Betting Chart page, the Chargers are receiving 53% of the betting tickets from online sportsbooks.
Oakland Raiders Fantasy Spin
Derek Carr completed 22-of-36 passes for 267 yards and a touchdown while adding one carry for 12 yards Sunday in Oakland’s Week 15 loss to the Jaguars. The Jaguars' pass-rush hounded him all day, dropping the sixth-year QB for four sacks, resulting in a combined loss of 31 yards. Carr got off to a hot start, finding Tyrell Williams for a 40-yard touchdown on the Raiders' opening drive. Unfortunately the rest of his day was slim pickings as the Raiders inexplicably squandered a 13-point, second-half lead in their Oakland finale. Carr had a chance to be the hero late but came up empty on his two Hail Mary attempts. The only receiver he showed any semblance of chemistry with was tight end Darren Waller, who was responsible for 122 of Carr's 267 yards passing. A season that once seemed so promising has quickly gone up in flames as the rapidly-imploding Raiders will take a four-game losing skid into next week's road tilt with the Chargers.
Los Angeles Chargers Fantasy Spin
Philip Rivers completed 28-of-39 passes for 307 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Chargers' 39-10, Week 15 loss to the Vikings. The Chargers turned the ball over seven times, with Melvin Gordon losing a pair of fumbles and Hunter Henry one as well. Rivers has been horrific of late with 12 interceptions over his last five games. He needs to be benched if we're being honest. The interceptions are just dead ducks down the field, giving defenders all the time in the world to run under the ball and pick it off. Rivers gets a plus draw at "home" against the Raiders next week, but he's hard to trust.
NFL Betting Trends
The under is 4-1-1 in the Raiders’ last six games versus an opponent with a losing home record.
The under is 5-1 in the Chargers’ last six games after accumulating less than 90 yards rushing in their previous contest.
The under r is 20-7-1 in the Chargers’ last 28 games played in the month of December, is 12-5 in their last 17 games as a favorite and has cashed in seven of their last 10 games when they’re coming off a straight up loss of more than 14 points. On the other side, the under is 4-1 in the Raiders’ last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five conference games and has cashed in 20 of their last 26 divisional games as well.
NFL Week 16 Prediction: Raiders/Chargers UNDER 45