The biggest favorite in football betting this week is the San Diego Chargers as they are laying 12.5 points at home vs. the Oakland Raiders.
San Diego is a game behind Kansas City in the AFC West and in December the Chargers simply don’t lose games. Even with the high number in NFL football betting, gamblers at SBG will be looking to take the Chargers.
Do you remember when the Raiders were 5-4 and there was hope in Oakland that the Raiders could make the playoffs? Those hopes are realistically gone after the Raiders have lost two straight to fall to 5-6 and in both of their losses they were blown off the field. It is not likely to get much better since the Raiders will have to go to Jason Campbell again at quarterback with Bruce Gradkowski likely out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Campbell has thrown for 1,322 yards and seven touchdowns this season but he has turned the ball over 16 times. He played okay back in Week 5 when the Raiders won 35-27 but the Chargers are a much different team now and the Raiders look ready to quit.
No Reason to Like Oakland
The Raiders seem very unlikely to win at San Diego. The Raiders have a poor quarterback in Jason Campbell and suddenly they can’t run the ball at all. They have a total of 77 yards rushing in their last two games. If not for rookie Jacoby Ford there would be nothing to like about the Raiders.
Chargers May Run the Table
The Chargers are 6-5 and many people believe they are going to win their last five games to take the AFC West and finish 11-5. The Chargers are home for their next three games against Oakland, Kansas City and San Francisco. Their two road games are at Cincinnati and Denver and both of those teams have quit.
There are at least some positive trends for Oakland in this game. The Raiders are 4-0 in football betting in their last 4 vs. the AFC West. The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog. The Raiders are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings in San Diego.
San Diego Trends
The Chargers have been excellent lately as they are 4-1 in NFL football betting in their last 5 home games. The Chargers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games in December.