The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers have been competitive on the field, with the two teams splitting their last six games, but the Raiders have been dominating at the betting window. The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their past six games against their AFC West rivals.
Oakland has a promising future, but they are not there yet as they are 2-5 SU in their last five games with an average scoring margin of minus six. Derek Carr torched the Chargers when these teams met earlier this season with three touchdowns and no interceptions while posting a passer rating of 137.7.
If you had Danny Woodhead on your fantasy team last week you’re likely one game closer to a championship as the running back scored four touchdowns in the game vs Miami, which matched his total for the entire season before the game. Philip Rivers has started to look more pedestrian as of late with three touchdowns and four interceptions in the past four games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-16 result in favor of the Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Oakland battles the San Diego Chargers, currently with a 4-10 mark (6-8 ATS). The over under records, important for totals betting, are 8-4-2 for the Raiders and 5-9 for the Chargers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs San Diego injuries news.
The game pits the Oakland Raiders, currently No. 20 in our Odds Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the San Diego Chargers, who rate No. 23 in the latest survey.
Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders No. 14-ranked offense (22.79 PPG) against a San Diego Chargers defense that ranks No. 19 at 24.86 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 253.36 yards per game, more than the Chargers give up through the air (237 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the San Diego Chargers own the league's No. 25-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 132.5 yards per game when on the road. Oakland, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
San Diego comes off a game where it received a 3-TD performance from Philip Rivers in defeating the Dolphins 30-14.
Oakland lost its last outing 30-20 against Green Bay on Sunday, getting a 120-yard receiving performance from Amari Cooper in a losing cause at O.co Coliseum.
Next Betting Matchups
San Diego at Denver, Sunday, January 3rd
Oakland at Kansas City, Sunday, January 3rd
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