Los Angeles Chargers (4-5) at Oakland Raiders (4-4)
NFL: Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at 8:20 pm ET (RingCentral Coliseum)
MoneyLine: Los Angeles (-129), Oakland (+105)
Spread: Los Angeles -1.5 (-115), Oakland 1.5 (-106)
Total: Over 48.5 (-115) , Under 48.5 (-106)
NFL Picks Oakland Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers
The L.A Chargers pulled off an unexpected win in Week 9m as they beat the Green Bay Packers 26-11. Prior to this game, the Packers were on a four-game winning streak. Green Bay had the chance to extend the streak, but the Chargers got the win. Now, the Chargers head to Oakland to face the Raiders.
With their win over the Packers, the Chargers find themselves with a record of 4-5. Their win over Green Bay gives them their second straight win. If they beat the Raiders in this game, they will be an even 5-5 to become a .500 team.
In their win over the Packers, the Chargers offense and defense had solid showings. For starters, they held Green Bay to 11 points. This season, the Packers average 25 points. Joey Bosa and the defense also sacked Aaron Rodgers nine times in this game. The Chargers defense managed to contain the Packers and helped L.A seal the win.
The defense also allowed only 3.8 yards per play, while the Packers average 6.2 in three of their last four wins. The defense did its part, and the offense had a better showing.
Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers finished the game with 294 yards, as he completed 21-of-28 passes. Running back Melvin Gordon had 80 of L.A’s 159 rushing yards, as well as two touchdowns. Receiver Mike Williams had 111 receiving yards, as the Chargers had 294 receiving yards.
In their first game post-Ken Whisenhunt (and with Shane Steichen stepping in), the Chargers offense had a better showing. Now, can they do the same against the Raiders?
On Sunday, the Oakland Raiders beat the Detroit Lions 31-24. The Raiders are now 4-4 as they host a fellow AFC West team.
Against the Lions, Derek Carr had 289 passing yards and two touchdowns. He was 20-of-31 in passes. Running back Joshua Jacobs had 120 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Then, the Raiders had 289 receiving yards as a whole. On the other hand, their defense isn’t their strong suit.
The Raiders are 26th in the league in scoring defense. Their offense has been reliable as they are second in yards per game over their past three contests. They also had one of the best passing offenses within the last month, as they averaged 297.7 yards. If the continue to utilize their passing offense, they can get the win.
Chargers Betting Trends
The total has gone under in 7 of LA Chargers’ last 8 games.
LA Chargers are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Oakland.
They are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games on the road.
Raiders Betting Trends
Oakland is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
The total has gone under in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games against LA Chargers.
Oakland is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games at home.
NFL Picks Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders
The Chargers win in Week 9 was impressive. If they can pull off a win against the Raiders (and become a .500 team), they can potentially establish themselves as an AFC playoff contender. However, the Raiders will likely get the win and improve to 5-4.
Pick: Oakland +1.5