Account of his past success and dynamic personality did the arrival of John Gruden as coach of the Raiders inspire excitement. Last year was a throwaway rebuild season in which the famed “Chucky” began a cultural rebuild. This year signs of progress are finally being seen. Specifically, the Raiders offense is showing marked NFL betting improvement. Oakland has reached the .500 mark and is a bona fide wild card contender. By contrast, the injury battered Chargers are getting off the mat after a slow start. Los Angeles was near equal to Kansas City in 2018 and is capable.
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders
|Date and Time:||Thursday, November 7, 2019, 8:20 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Ring Central Coliseum, Oakland, California|
|Chargers vs. Raiders TV Coverage:||NFL Network|
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders Overview
Now Los Angeles has a sportsbook record of 4-5 straight up, 3-4-2 against the spread with seven-under. LA is coming off a 26-11 home win and payout over Green Bay. It was the Chargers’ most impressive performance of the season. Overall LA ranks 16th for total offense and seventh for defense.
Counter to that is an Oakland mark of 4-4 straight up, 5-3 vs. the line, 5-3 over the total. The Raiders are coming off a 31-24 home win and payout over Detroit. NFL metrics have Oakland 11th for total offense and 26th for scoring defense.
Key Chargers: QB Philip Rivers (67% COMP, 2609 YDS, 7.8 AVG, 12 TD, 7 INT, 16 SACK, 93.8 RTG), RB Austin Ekeler (84 ATT, 321 YDS, 3.8 AVG, 3 TD, 55 REC, 530 YDS, 9.6 AVG, 5 TD), WR Keenan Allen (54 REC, 657 YDS, 12.2 AVG, 3 TD), DE Joey Bosa (46 TACKLES, 8.5 SACKS), PK Ty Long (7-9 FG, 9-9 XP)
Key Raiders: QB Derek Carr (71.2% COMP, 1984 YDS, 7.9 AVG, 13 TD, 4 INT), RB Josh Jacobs (152 ATT, 740 YDS, 4.9 AVG, 6 TD), TE Darren Waller (48 REC, 548 YDS, 11.4 AVG, 3 TD), PK Daniel Carlson (7-9 FG, 23-23 XP)
Los Angeles and Oakland against the Spread
The Chargers are:
- 2-3 against the spread in their last five road games
- 2-5 under the total away from home
- 6-2 vs. the line on the road against the Raiders
- 2-5 under the total head to head with Oakland
- 9-2-1 vs the odds in road games with the AFC West
- 1-4 under the total in away matchups with the AFC West
The Raiders are:
- 5-2 vs. the line at home vs. AFC West teams
- 1-5 under the total when hosting the AFC West
- 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games
- 1-4 under the total when playing at home
- 1-6 on the board in their head to head series with the Chargers
- 1-6 under the total when facing the LA Chargers
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders NFL Betting Pick
In this situation, we have two teams playing their best football of the season. As was previously noted the Chargers have the NFL betting advantage against Oakland. Most important of all Los Angeles has a vastly superior defense.
Chargers vs. Raiders NFL Betting Pick: Los Angles Chargers
Chargers vs. Raiders NFL Betting Score Prediction: Chargers 27, Raiders 24