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Chargers are a Great Bet to Bounce Back

Things have been going swimmingly for the Oakland Raiders for the majority of the 2016 NFL season, but their Week 14 prime-time loss to the Kansas City Chiefs was an eye-opener to the team. Backers of the silver and black will be hoping the club can rebound Sunday when the San Diego Chargers welcome them to town. Sportsbooks opened the Chargers as 2.5-point home underdogs with a total of 51.

Shark Bites
  • The Raiders are 3-10 SU in their last 13 games on the road against the Chargers.
  • The Chargers are 1-5 SU and ATS in their last six games as an underdog of 3.0 or less.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 22 of the Raiders' last 29 games on the road against the Chargers.

Oakland has had no problem cashing spread bets in recent trips to San Diego. In the Raiders’ past seven tilts at Qualcomm Stadium, they’re a scorching 6-1 ATS. Jack Del Rio’s crew are 8-1 ATS in their previous nine road affairs as well.

Bouncing back after a loss hasn’t been an issue for Philip Rivers and company. The Chargers are 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games after a setback, which is the position they’re in after losing to the Carolina Panthers 28-16 in Week 14.

The Chargers have been one of the best OVER bets in the NFL this year, as eight of their 12 contests have gone above the closing total. The number of 51 is high, but Rivers and Oakland quarterback Derek Carr can absolutely light it up and both defences have been suspect, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this one ends up going OVER. San Diego is 29th in the NFL in points allowed (26.7).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the San Diego Chargers in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at [custom bodog-link], while the total was sitting at 51.

Odds Shark computer NFL score prediction models picked a possible 25-24 win for the Chargers on Sunday. That score may change during the week, if injury or weather factors alter the numbers, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The San Diego Chargers sport a record of 5-8 and 7-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Oakland Raiders sit at 10-3 and 8-5 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 8-4-1 for the Chargers and 10-3 for the Raiders. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and San Diego vs Oakland injuries news.

The Chargers - Raiders odds would favor the Raiders if the betting lines were set according to power ranks. San Diego is rated No. 22 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Raiders sit at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the San Diego Chargers No. 4-ranked offense (26.92 PPG) against a Oakland Raiders defense that ranks No. 23 at 24.62 PPG. The Chargers passing attack has averaged 263.15 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (264.31 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 121.2 yards per game. The San Diego Chargers, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Latavius Murray tore up the turf for 103 rushing yards in the latest Raiders game, a 21-13 loss to the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Philip Rivers threw a pair of TD passes in San Diego's last match, but they were defeated anyway by Carolina 28-16 in Week 14 action on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Oakland is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Oakland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Oakland's last 7 games
  • Oakland is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • San Diego is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • San Diego is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • San Diego is 5-14 ATS in its last 19 games at home
  • San Diego is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Oakland home to Indianapolis, Saturday, December 24th
San Diego at Cleveland, Saturday, December 24th