Chargers take on Raiders in Week 17 contest

San Diego ChargersOakland Raiders
Jan 1, 4:15 PM | Grass of O.co Coliseum

San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Odds

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The San Diego Chargers have now lost 3 straight to Oakland after beating the Raiders 13 in a row going back nearly a decade.

Oakland clings to Wild Card hope but needs to win and get some help. The Raiders hold tiebreaker edges over the Titans and Jets.

The OVER has been the best bet when the Raiders play in December, as they are now 15-4-1 favoring the OVER in their past 20 December games.

San Diego's loss last week in Detroit was just their third December loss in 20 games.

View San Diego vs Oakland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Raiders in this one will find them as 3-point favorites , while the total sits at 49.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 20 (Raiders) and the No. 9 (Chargers) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 25-20 result in favor of the Chargers is predicted by handicapping models.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 22.2 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 23 this week at 23.4 PPG. The Raiders aerial game is averaging 236.3 yards per game, more than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 211.6 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 117.1 yards per game. Oakland, meanwhile, ranks No. 8 in rushing offense at home.

Last time out for San Diego, they were a 38-10 loser as they battled the Lions on the road. The Chargers failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite, while 48 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Oakland won its last outing, a 16-13 result against the Chiefs on December 24. The Raiders covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog, while the 29 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Raiders grabbed a Week 16 victory over the Chiefs in their last game, winning 16-13 at Arrowhead Stadium.

San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in January are 5-5
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5

Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in January are 4-6
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 8-2

A few Chargers at Raiders trends to consider:
San Diego is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Oakland
San Diego is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
The total has gone OVER in 7 of San Diego's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games when playing at home against San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Oakland's last 11 games at home
Oakland is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

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