Los Angeles Chargers (6-2) vs Oakland Raiders (1-7)Date : 11/11/2018
Time : 4:05 pm EST
Location : Oakland Alameda Coliseum, Oakland, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders
The red-hot Los Angeles Chargers will travel to Oakland Alameda Coliseum to face the Raiders for the second time this year on Sunday afternoon at 4:05 pm EST. In their matchup last month, the Chargers picked up the 26-10 home victory while covering as five points favorites. In this matchup Phillip Rivers threw for 339 yards along with two touchdown passes while the Chargers defense sacked Carr three times while allowing just 41 yards rushing to the road team.
And while the Raiders racked up 102 yards int heir last outing on the road versus the Niners in their last outing, the results were still the same as they suffered the 34-3 loss last Thursday night which signaled a huge disconnect within the Oakland locker room. The under is 4-0 in each of the last four meetings amongst these teams while the Chargers are 5-1 ATS in the last six games versus the Raiders.
Los Angeles Chargers's Latest Performance :
The Chargers, on the other hand, have won four straight games with their last outing versus the Seattle Seahawks resulting in a 25-17 road win as they are now 3-1 SU on the road this year (3-1 ATS). Rivers threw for another two TD’s in the victory while Melvin Gordon III put in 113 yards on the day with a score. Furthermore, Keenan Allen was also a difference maker as he racked up 124 yards receiving on six catches.
The defense for the Chargers has been stout in their last few outings in allowing just 13 points in their last three games, overall. They would also collect four sacks for the game yet allowing 154 yards on the ground to the Seahawks while Russell Wilson passed for 235 yards along with two TD’s along with an interception.
Oakland Raiders's Latest Performance :
The Raiders continue to be inefficient on offense as they are 28th in scoring with 17 points per game. In fact, in their last three outings, they have put up only 44 points on their opponents while the defense is allowing 32 points per game during this time. Derek Carr continues to be up and down due to a lack of an offensive line while their leading rusher for the year in Marshawn Lynch remains questionable with a groin injury for this game. In all, one could expect for the Raiders to struggle yet again versus their hated rival on Sunday afternoon. However, the Chargers are shaky in their defensive secondary, however, which Carr and company can certainly exploit in this contest. Nonetheless, with the way the Raiders have been playing, this could be asking a bit much.
How Los Angeles Chargers & Oakland Raiders Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Los Angeles is 4-4 ATS while the OU is 5-3
Oakland is 2-6 ATS while the OU is 3-5
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be a game where the Chargers will not overlook. As stated, this can be considered a rivalry game on the West Coast and will certainly be treated as such. In other words, both teams will have some extra fire in which to bring to this matchup. With that being the case, look for the Chargers to come into focused while taking advantage of opportunities that will indeed come with Oakland ranking at or near the bottom in every defensive category for 2018. They may have to go at it without Gordon who is questionable for this game with an injury. Nonetheless, look for Carr to strap it up once again in hopes of stopping the bleeding while putting some points on the board in a consistent manner.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: San Diego Chargers -10
My reason for the pick :
I will back the Chargers in this matchup as they have a top ranked passing attack along with a run game that continues to improve while currently ranking 6th in the league. The Raiders, as stated, will give up yards and scores in this matchup, which leads me to take the Chargers and the points in the end. Also, look for the Raiders to also take advantage of their opportunities versus a Chargers team that can be weak in its back end at times.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 50.5
My reason for the prediction :
Phillip Rivers has thrown nine touchdown passes alongside one INT in his last four road games due to a punishing rushing attack. Gordon, on the other hand, has rushed for 100 yards or more in three of his past four games while scoring four times during this stretch. Even it he is not able to go, look for the Chargers to continue to plug away within their rushing attack on a terrible Raiders rush defense. In all, look for the Chargers to start the scoring which will occur early and often versus a Raider defense that has been very disappointing all year.
Betting trends for Los Angeles Chargers:
- Under is 6-1 in Chargers last 7 vs. AFC West.
- Chargers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win.
- Chargers are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a losing record.
Betting trends for Oakland Raiders:
- Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
- Raiders are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss of more than 14 points.
- Over is 3-0-1 in Raiders last 4 games in Week 10.