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Surging Raiders Host Meltdown-prone Chargers in AFC West Matchup

After rallying late for a 28-27 win last week over previously unbeaten Baltimore, the Oakland Raiders look to end a five-game against the spread home losing streak on Sunday, when they host the hard-luck San Diego Chargers in an NFL Week 5 matchup at Oakland Coliseum.

Shark Bites
  • The Chargers are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games on the road against the Raiders.
  • The Raiders are 6-23 ATS in their last 29 games as a favorite of 4.5 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in seven of the Chargers' last eight games against teams with winning records.

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr tossed four touchdown passes and no interceptions in last week's win in Baltimore, lifting Oakland to 3-1 SU and ATS this season, including a pair of outright wins as underdogs. However, the Raiders still need to overcome a dismal 4-8 SU, 3-9 ATS record in their past 12 as home chalk.

San Diego blew a fourth-quarter lead for the third time this season in last week's 35-34 loss to New Orleans as 3.5-point home chalk, leaving the team winless SU and ATS in its past two. The Chargers are just 1-10 SU in their past 11 on the road, but have enjoyed success at the sportsbooks, covering in seven of their past eight road dates.

Oakland claimed a pair of SU wins over the Chargers last season, ending a three-game SU slide against San Diego, but has failed to cover in its past four meetings while pegged as a favorite.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The San Diego Chargers were listed as 3.5-point underdogs at sportsbooks such as TopBet, with the total listed at 52.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 27-23 victory for the Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

San Diego Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Oakland bring a 3-1 record (3-1 ATS) to the Week 5 betting matchup against the 1-3 San Diego Chargers, who are 2-2 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Oakland go 3-1 so far and the Chargers go 3-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs San Diego injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 21-rated Oakland Raiders and the No. 16-rated San Diego Chargers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Oakland's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 27 PPG, against a Chargers defense that ranks No. 24 this week at 27 PPG. The Raiders aerial game is averaging 265.5 yards per game, less than the Chargers secondary allows through the air, 289.25 YPG per game.

Defensively, the San Diego Chargers feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 88 yards per game. The Oakland Raiders, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philip Rivers handled the Saints defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 321 yards and 2 scores, but San Diego still lost to New Orleans 35-34.

In their last game, the Raiders got 4 passing scores out of Derek Carr en route to a 28-27 win over the Ravens on Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • San Diego is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • San Diego is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 5 games
  • San Diego is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Oakland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Oakland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Diego home to Denver, Thursday, October 13th
Oakland home to Kansas City, Sunday, October 16th

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