The NFL betting action goes on for the final week of the regular season as all 32 teams take to the gridiron. This includes an AFC West showdown at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, so we bring you the best Chargers vs. Raiders betting pick along with the latest odds update on Bookmaker Sportsbook. Los Angeles is favored by 2.5-points. The winner of this contest will earn a playoff berth.
The Chargers defeated the Raiders the last time these teams met, winning 28-14 on October 4. Los Angeles is 6-4 in the last 10 meetings. This Los Angeles will be without Drue Tranquill and Joe Gaziano. The Raiders will be missing Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, Marquel Lee, Casey Hayward, and Kamaal Seymour.
Chargers Snap Skid with Win over Broncos
The Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) had lost two straight games, but came away with a decisive 34-13 victory over Denver last Sunday. The Chargers are now 3-5 ATS in their last eight games. They have been a solid road team this season, going 4-3.
Los Angeles rolled to a 17-3 lead at the half before finishing off the Broncos. Justin Herbert completed 22 of 31 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns. Herbert has completed 67.3% of his passes for 4631 yards and 35 TDs. He has thrown 14 interceptions and been sacked 28 times. The Chargers have a nice ground game thanks to Austin Ekeler, who has rushed for 847 yards and 11 TDs. The Chargers are sixth in the NFL in points per game at 27.6.
The defense has not lived up to the same standards as the offense, 26th overall at 26.5 points allowed per game. Joey Bosa leads the team with 9.5 sacks. Kyzir White has been a force, leading the team in tackles (137) and has a sack, two forced fumbles, and two interceptions.
Raiders Rolling Toward Playoff Berth
Las Vegas looked like they were in a lot of trouble and likely missing the playoffs, but three straight victories have turned things around. This is a team that gets the heart racing, as their last four victories have been by four points or fewer. The Raiders are 4-6 ATS in their last 10.
Daniel Carlson drilled a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give Las Vegas the 23-20 win and their third straight victory. Derek Carr had a solid performance, throwing for 255 yards and a touchdown, leading the team to victory despite throwing two interceptions. Carr has only thrown 21 touchdowns this year against 14 interceptions, but has completed 69.2% of his passes for 4618 yards.
The Raiders also have a suspect defense, 24th overall at 25.4 points allowed per contest. This is not a team generating a lot of turnovers, with just 13 this season, and they are 30th in the NFL in takeaway differential at -13.
- 6-2 ATS in their last eight games against AFC West teams.
- 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 games in January.
- 2-5 ATS in their last seven games at home.
- 2-5 ATS in their last seven games against AFC West opponents.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Pick
The Chargers handled the Raiders earlier in the season, holding Las Vegas to just 14 points. Losses like that for the Raiders have been caused by their inability to create turnovers while giving up the ball. Los Angeles is the kind of team that can capitalize on those types of mistakes and are doing so.
No doubt the Raiders enter this contest hot, but they are also living dangerously. They are winning games by the razor thin margins without Carr putting up particularly good numbers, as he has not thrown for over 263 yards in five straight games. Los Angeles has lost two of their last three games, but their quarterback is playing much better and they are not giving up the ball as frequently as Las Vegas.
Pick: Take Los Angeles Chargers at -2.5.
These teams have gone under in seven of the last 10 meetings. While this game is technically not a “playoff” game, you can be sure it is going to have that type of feel. The winning team knows they make the playoffs while the loser is likely out. That makes it a must win for both teams, and those types of contests usually lead to defenses having the better of the play.
Pick: Go under 47.5.