Raiders vs. Chargers Total Pick
Will Sunday's AFC West matchup between the Oakland Raiders and L.A. Chargers fall under the betting total when the rivals meet at 4:25 p.m. ET?
Matchup: Raiders (6-9) at Chargers (8-7)
TV: CBS, 4:25 p.m. ET
Line: Chargers -7.5
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the over/under currently sits at 42 points after hitting the board at 44. The Chargers, meanwhile, are 7.5-point home favorites to beat the Raiders, who opened as 7.5-point underdogs.
PUBLIC BETTING: As of this writing, the Raiders are receiving 63% of the betting tickets and 97% of the money to cover the point spread.
INJURY REPORT: Mario Edwards Jr. (ankle) is probable and so is Michael Crabtree (hamstring). Donald Penn, however, is out for the year after suffering a foot injury two weeks ago.
For the Chargers, Melvin Gordon (ankle) is probable but Russell Okung (groin), Corey Liuget (knee) and Denzel Perryman (hamstring) are all questionable. Tight end Hunter Henry is out for the year with a kidney injury.
OUR PREDICTION: The under is 16-5-1 in the last 22 meetings between these two teams when the Chargers are the host team. The under is also 6-0 in the Raiders' last six games, is 4-0 in their last four games played in the month of December, and is 7-1 in their last eight conference games. In their last 11 road games, the under is 8-3.
On the other side, the under is 9-1 in their last 10 games versus AFC opponents, is 15-5-1 in their last 21 games overall, and is 20-6-1 in their last 27 games played in the month of December. In the Chargers' last seven home games, the under has cashed five times.
NFL WEEK 17 OVER/UNDER PREDICTION: RAIDERS/CHARGERS UNDER 42