Raiders vs Chargers betting preview

Coming off a win over Dallas that got them to 2-2 the San Diego Chargers head up the coast for their annual AFC West rivalry battle with the 1-3 Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum (11:35 pm ET, NFL Network).

In the early AFC West betting, the Bolts, who are 3-0-1 ATS this season, were favored by five points over the Raiders, who just lost at home to a mediocre Washington team. The game started very late Sunday after the A's played the ALDS game earlier in the day.

This is a spot where the Raiders almost always lose and almost never cover the spread. They are just 2-9 SU & ATS the past 11 seasons at home vs San Diego.

For totals bettors, an interesting trend sees the Raiders playing 6 straight home UNDERs. Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-1 ATS in their past 6 divisional road games.

Supporters of the Chargers have seen them go 2-2 and 3-0-1 ATS so far this season, while the Raiders are at 1-3 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Raiders are 1-3, while the Chargers are 3-1.

View San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Odds and Stats.

The point spread was settled in at 2.5 favoring the host Raiders earlier in the week, according to BetOnline. The over under line was hovering around 45, with movement expected during the week at Bovada.

The game pits the Raiders, currently No. 26 in our OddsShark NFL Power Rankings, against the Chargers, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 23-17 victory for the Chargers.

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San Diego was a 30-21 winner in its last match at home against the Cowboys. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 51 sent OVER bettors to the payout window. In their last game, the Raiders were Week 4 losers coming out on the wrong end of 24-14 score against Washington.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Oakland's No. 24-ranked offense (17.75 PPG) against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 21 at 25.5 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 200.5 yards per game, less than the Chargers give up through the air (311.75 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Chargers feature the league's No. 27-rated road run defense, allowing 145.5 yards per game. Oakland, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.

A few Chargers at Raiders trends to consider:
San Diego is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Oakland
San Diego is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games when playing Oakland
San Diego is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games when playing on the road against Oakland
San Diego is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Oakland
Oakland is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing San Diego
Oakland is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games when playing San Diego
Oakland is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games when playing at home against San Diego
Oakland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against San Diego

Next up:
San Diego at Indianapolis, Monday, October 14th
Oakland at Kansas City, Sunday, October 13th

 

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