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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Vegas Raiders Betting Picks and Prediction

 Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) head to Las Vegas to take on the Raiders (4-7) for an exciting AFC West showdown on the NFL schedule. Check the Chargers vs Raiders betting picks here.

Both teams look to carry their momentum after carrying out late-game heroics.

The Chargers are coming off an epic 25-24 win over the Cardinals on the road, securing the victory on a last-second two-point conversion.

The Raiders, on the other hand, secured a come-from-behind victory to take down the Seattle Seahawks in overtime 40-34.

Which AFC West team will come out on top in this one? Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and check out the Chargers vs Raiders best bets. 

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

  • Game Day: Sunday, December 4, 2022
  • Game Time: 4:25 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Stadium: Allegiant Stadium

Last Game Record

Los Angeles Chargers

The Los Angeles Chargers 2022 NFL betting preview had them as a favorite to make the playoffs in the NFC.

However, looking at Week 12, The Los Angeles Chargers were down for the majority of their game against the Cardinals on Sunday, but they managed to win 25-24 to improve to 6-5 in the NFL standings. 

In the final seconds of the fourth quarter, behind by seven points, Justin Herbert connected with Austin Ekeler in the flat for a one-yard touchdown.

Two-point Conversion Sealing

He then threw a pass to Gerald Everett for the two-point conversion sealing the game for the Chargers. Ekeler has had extraordinary NFL player stats this season. 

The Raiders also put together a thrilling comeback victory. The Raiders’ shocking victory over the Seahawks in Seattle didn’t happen until the third drive of overtime.

Las Vegas Raiders

For the Raiders, it was their second consecutive walk-off touchdown, improving their season record to 4-7. The Raiders NFL team stats show they are dominating the run game. 

With little under two minutes left in the fourth quarter, a Foster Moreau touchdown allowed the Raiders to level the score at 34-34.

The winning touchdown run came from Josh Jacobs on the opening play of their second drive.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Betting Analysis 

Los Angeles Chargers

Los Angeles should have some momentum coming into this game with a thrilling victory over the Cardinals on the road.

Justin Herbert was in prime form last week as he threw three touchdowns and 274 yards.

The Chargers got their best receiver back in Keenen Allen, and the offense should be in good shape facing a Raiders defense that is surrendering over 370 yards and 25 points per game.

Chargers’ Defense

The defense will be tested after conceding 54 points over their last two games.

The Chargers’ stats on the defensive side of the ball have not been pretty, as they are conceding over 150 yards on the ground. 

Check out the NFL injury report, as they have several key players who could potentially miss this matchup. Los Angeles has covered the spread in three of their last four games.

However, they will have an uphill climb as they hit the road for the second straight week. 

Given that Josh McDaniels has now pulled together consecutive victories for the first time this season, the Raiders, and Derek Carr, in particular, may finally be finding their way in his offense.

They’ll be in a fantastic position to maintain their momentum against the Chargers, who have given up 412.7 total yards per game over the previous three games, a team they should be able to rack up some yards and points against.

Las Vegas Raiders

Las Vegas Raiders will be able to choose between an aerial or ground attack. Carr, Davante Adams, and Mack Hollins should be able to succeed against a defense that has increasingly relaxed its pass coverage, giving up 245.7 yards per game over the last three games. 

Meanwhile, Josh Jacobs continues to have the best year of his career, leading the league in rushing with 1,159 yards

The Raiders defense will be tested against one of the NFL’s best offenses. 

Las Vegas has had one of the worst defensive units in the league, as they are surrendering over 250 yards a game to opposing quarterbacks.

The good news is they are coming off back-to-back victories and have covered the spread in both of those games.

Odds Breakdown

In terms of NFL odds, the Raiders are the home favorites in this matchup, with the spread sitting at 1-point (-110).

The Chargers come into this matchup as the -105 road underdog on the moneyline, while the Raiders’ odds are -115 home favorites. When it comes to the total, the Over/Under is listed at 50.5 points (-110). 

Los Angeles Chargers

This season, the Chargers have a 6-5-0 mark against the spread but have come on strong, going 3-1 ATS over their last four games. Despite this, the Chargers are 3-5 against the spread in games this season when they are favored by 1.5 points or more. 

When it comes to the total, the Chargers’ NFL Matchups have evenly split both the Over and Under. Be that as it may, the Over has hit in Los Angeles’ last two games.

Las Vegas Raiders 

This season, the Raiders have compiled a record of 5-6-0 against the spread. However, they have played much better recently, going 2-0 ATS over their last two games.

Additionally, the Raiders are 3-1 against the spread in games this season where they are underdogs by 1.5 points or more. 

When it comes to the Over/Under, the Las Vegas Raiders stats are interesting. Six Raiders games this season have gone over the total, while the total has gone over in Raiders games six times in their last ten contests. Keep this in mind when discussing Chargers vs Raiders best bets.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Betting Pick and Prediction

The Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders matchup almost identically for this AFC West battle. Both teams have strong offenses and a defensive unit that struggles.

That being said, in these types of NFL matchups, there should be a ton of points on the board come Sunday.

Both the Chargers and the Raiders boast top quarterbacks with supporting casts to cover the total by themselves. 

Who to Bet On?

When it comes to Chargers vs Raiders best bets, I like the Raiders to come out on top in this one. The Chargers have had some serious offensive line issues taking nine sacks over his last two games. 

Meanwhile, the Raiders are getting back to their strong run game, and they face a Chargers team that ranks 28th in rushing defense, allowing a whopping 151.4 yards per game on the ground. 

Expect the Raiders to control the clock and take advantage of the play action. Las Vegas has figured out the winning formula, and they get their third straight win here. 

NFL Pick: Raiders -1 (-110) 

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