The Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders are both looking to extend winning runs when they collide in an AFC West matchup on Sunday. Check out our top Chargers-Raiders NFL picks based on the top odds.
The Chargers needed a miracle to avoid their third straight loss. Austin Ekeler’s touchdown with 15 seconds remaining and a two-point conversion success are all that kept the Chargers from dropping below .500. Meanwhile, the Raiders won their second overtime game in a row, narrowly escaping the Seattle Seahawks by a score of 40-34.
Chargers vs. Raiders Game Info
Dec. 4, 4:25 p.m. ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
Weather: 45 degrees, 5% chance of precipitation, 9-mph winds
Chargers vs. Raiders Odds
Chargers vs. Raiders Odds Analysis
The Chargers opened as 3-point favorites, but the line has moved significantly since then. The Raiders are actually now favored by 1 point at every major sportsbook except for FanDuel. FanDuel has them listed as 1-point underdogs to the Chargers. Bettors are backing the Raiders to cover the small spread.
As for the total, it opened at 48 and has gone all the way to 50.5 at all of the major sportsbooks. There is near unanimous support for the Over.
Chargers vs. Raiders Picks
- Moneyline: Raiders (-108 via FanDuel)
- Over/Under: Under 50.5 (-107 via PointsBet)
- Prop bet: Austin Ekeler Under 51.5 rushing yards (-120 via DraftKings)
Chargers vs. Raiders ML Pick
Raiders (-108) ★★
When these two teams met in Week 1, the Chargers managed to escape with a 24-19 victory. Both teams have been disappointing since that game, though the Chargers do still have a chance at sneaking into the playoffs.
However, though neither team is playing all that well right now, the Raiders have the best player on the field at the moment, which is Josh Jacobs. He rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns last week, and his 86-yard overtime touchdown run gave the Raiders the win.
The Chargers are allowing 151.4 rushing yards per game this season, which is bottom five in the league. Derek Carr will need to take care of the ball and not give Justin Herbert short fields. If he can, the Raiders are going to find themselves the winners of three in a row.
Chargers vs. Raiders O/U Pick
Under 50.5 (-107) ★★★
The Chargers don’t have the explosive offense that many were expecting them to have entering the season. A lot of that has had to do with injuries. Once again, Mike Williams is going to try to play this week, but who knows how effective he will be if he does get on the field.
The Raiders have given up 20 points or more in 10 of their 11 games this season. Yet, even if the Chargers manage to get into the low 20s, there are still plenty of final scores that would keep this one Under.
Finally, the Chargers haven’t scored 30 points in a game since Week 5, and they are averaging just 22.9 per contest. If you can get a fair price for this Over 48.5, then consider it, but anything above 50 is just too much for these two teams.
Chargers vs. Raiders Prop Pick
Ekeler Under 51.5 rushing yards (-120) ★★★
Austin Ekeler has been disappointing running the ball this season. He has cleared 100 yards just once, and he has rushed for more than 50 yards only three times in 11 tries. On the season, he has yet to rush the ball 20 times in a game.
Ekeler has had a hard time factoring into the offensive attack with the Raiders playing from behind so often. While it’s hard to know which Raiders’ team is going to show up, they are allowing just 117.6 rush yards per game, which ranks in the top half of the league. In Week 1 against the Raiders, Ekeler ran for just 36 yards.
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Chargers-Raiders picks made 12/1/2022 at 4:16 p.m. ET.