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Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers Odds
The Oakland Raiders are 1-7 SU and ATS over their last eight games and will try to finish the season with a rare win when they visit the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games against the Raiders.
The Chargers are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six home games with three straight losses. The total has gone UNDER in six of Oakland's last seven road games against the Chargers.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 15-rated Chargers and the No. 30-ranked Raiders, according to the NFL Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 22-12 result in favor of the Chargers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits San Diego's No. 19-ranked offense, averaging 21.7 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 30 this week at 27.9 PPG. The Chargers aerial game is averaging 210.3 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 242.3 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Raiders own the league's No. 27-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 140.9 yards per game when on the road. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 25 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Oakland lost its last outing, a 17-6 result against the Panthers on December 23. The Raiders failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog, while the 23 combined points took the game UNDER the total. The Raiders suffered a Week 16 loss against Carolina in their last game, falling 17-6 at Bank of America Stadium.
The Chargers were a 27-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Jets. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (44) made winners of OVER bettors. Last time out, San Diego got 2 scoring strikes from Philip Rivers in a 27-17 win over New York.
Oakland Raiders Trends:
When playing in December are 3-7
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 2-8
When playing within the division are 4-6
San Diego Chargers Trends:
When playing in December are 6-4
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the division are 5-5
A few Raiders at Chargers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games when playing on the road against San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego's last 7 games when playing at home against Oakland
San Diego is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games when playing Oakland
San Diego is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of San Diego's last 19 games at home