Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction, 1/9/2022 NFL Picks, Best Bets & Odds Week 18
Game: Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders
Date: Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Allegiant Stadium in Paradise, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Raiders (+2.5)
Allegiant Stadium is the location where the Las Vegas Raiders (9-7) will take on the Los Angeles Chargers (9-7) on Sunday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 2.5-point favorites from oddsmakers. The total is set at 47.5.
The Los Angeles Chargers head into this matchup 9-7 for this season. In their last contest, the Chargers took the field against the Broncos and went home with a win by a final score of 34-13. Justin Herbert went 22/31 with 237 yds through the air and 2 touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 114.6 and finished the game without throwing an interception. Austin Ekeler was the leader on the ground for the Chargers with 17 attempts for 58 yards (3.4 yards per attempt). Keenan Allen had an average of 11.0 yds per catch by totaling 44 yds on 4 catches. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball a total of 35 different times and compiled 104 yards, which is an average of 3.0 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 66 plays which converted into 341 yds. Los Angeles allowed 19 completions on 28 attempts for 236 yards, and a completion percentage of 67.9%. When it came to stopping the run, the Chargers gave up 83 yds on 27 attempts, which averages out to 3.1 yds per run surrendered.
The Chargers currently have 6,194 total yards for this campaign. Los Angeles has earned 236 1st downs as a unit, and they have committed 106 infractions for 925 yds. In terms of getting in the endzone, Los Angeles has earned 35 touchdowns via the pass and 17 touchdowns via the ground. They have surrendered the football 20 times (14 picks and 6 fumbles). As a team they're averaging 109.3 yards rushing which has them sitting 20th in the National Football League. In terms of scoring points, the Los Angeles Chargers are sitting at 27.6 PPG.
The Chargers sit in 26th in the NFL in terms of team defense, allowing 26.5 points per game. They are allowing 4.6 yards per run and 136.7 rushing yards per game over the course of this year. Overall, they have given up 2,187 running yards through 16 contests. Regarding passing yards, the Chargers have given up 3,589 yards which has them ranked 13th in the NFL. They have conceded 224.3 yards per contest through the air as well as conceding a completion percentage of 64.4%. In total, they are surrendering 361.0 yards per game which has them sitting 22nd in the NFL. They have surrendered 25 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns running the ball.
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The Raiders head into this game 9-7 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Raiders walked away with a victory by a final of 23-20 when they faced the Colts. Derek Carr (1 touchdown) finished the contest with 255 yds on 24/31 through the air while his quarterback rating was 84.7. He threw 2 interceptions and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.23 yards. Josh Jacobs ran the football 16 times for 63 yds, finishing the game with 3.9 yards per carry for Las Vegas. DeSean Jackson was the top contributor in the passing game for the Raiders, grabbing 1 balls for 5 yds (5.0 yds per reception). Las Vegas rushed for 3.1 yards per attempt, finishing with 85 yds on 27 carries. The Raiders finished the game with a total of 326 yards while running 61 plays (5.3 yds per play). The Raiders pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 59.3%, relinquishing 140 yds on 16 out of 27 through the air. Las Vegas gave up 26 rushing attempts for 122 yds (4.7 yards per rush).
The Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 364.9 yards/game which ranks them 11th in the league. They have an average of 90.2 yards per game on the ground and have rushed for 1,443 yards for the year. The Las Vegas offense has accrued 1,066 yards of penalties on 120 infractions, which is 2nd in football in terms of giving up free yards. They have tossed 14 picks while losing 10 fumbles and they have been able to earn 207 first downs. During the season so far, the Raiders have racked up 4,395 yards via the pass in addition to an average of 274.7 throwing yards per contest, giving them a rank of 6th out of all NFL teams. In relation to putting points on the board, the Raiders are sitting 18th in the NFL holding an average of 21.2 points per outing.
Las Vegas has allowed the opposition a total of 1,858 yards on the ground (116.1 yards per contest) as well as 17 touchdowns on the ground this year. They have surrendered 26 touchdowns through the air and 214.6 yards per game, which has them sitting 9th in the league. They have compiled 13 takeaways (8 fumbles and 5 picks) for the season. Overall, they have relinquished 407 total points. The Raiders defense has participated in 1,015 plays, which has them ranked 19th in football. The Raiders are allowing 25.4 PPG, ranking them 24th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Raiders +2.5
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