The Chargers are favored in this NFL betting matchup and for good reason. San Diego has won and covered the NFL betting number in 9 of the last 10 games against Oakland.
Football betting rarely has a series so one-sided but that is what this one has been lately. The divisional rivals meet twice each year and the Chargers have won the last nine times outright and covered nine of the last 10 according to football betting stats. The one pointspread cover in NFL betting for the Raiders was actually on the road in 2006.
As much as this series has been tilted toward the Chargers in NFL betting it is almost tilted as much to the under. 7 of the last 10 meetings have gone under the NFL betting total. Until last season when the game went over, they had gone under in six straight according to football betting stats. Week 4 NFL odds would normally be tilted toward the under in this matchup but San Diego’s defense has been weak this season.
San Diego should be very happy to see the Raiders. The Chargers have not had much luck this season although they have played pretty well. They easily could have won both of their opening games but instead lost both in heart-breaking fashion. If NFL betting trends hold up they should not have that difficult against the Raiders. Oakland is better this season with quarterback JaMarcus Russell and running back Darren McFadden but the Chargers still have more talent on both sides of the ball. Quarterback Phillip Rivers and running back LaDainian Tomlinson should be able to exploit the Oakland defense according to NFL betting experts.
Oakland has not been very good in recent seasons in football betting and as a home underdog they are below 35% against the NFL betting number the past three seasons. The Chargers as road favorites are just .500 in terms of NFL betting the past three seasons.
The Week 4 NFL odds on this NFL betting matchup will lead the public to take San Diego but so far this season that hasn’t worked out very well.
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