Thursday, December 24, 2015
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The San Diego Chargers take on the Oakland Raiders on Thursday at O.co Coliseum. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 44.5.
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Philip Rivers finished his last game with 311 yards through the air for San Diego. He completed 26 passes out of 36 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Chargers were led in rushing by Donald Brown, who finished with 90 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Antonio Gates was the team leader in receiving with a total of 88 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 15 yards per reception. As a team in that game San Diego got a total of 26 first downs by way of 7 rushing, 16 passing, and 3 by penalty. They ran 73 total plays for 442 yards for the game. The Chargers ran for 140 yards on 36 attempts.
Derek Carr finished his last game with 276 yards through the air for Oakland. He completed 23 passes out of 47 attempts for a 49% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by Latavius Murray, who finished with 78 yards on 21 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Amari Cooper was the team leader in receiving with a total of 120 yards and 6 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 20 yards per reception. Oakland got a total of 20 first downs by way of 8 rushing, 10 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 75 total plays for 372 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 120 yards on 25 attempts.
San Diego is scoring 20 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 28 passes on 42 attempts for a 67% percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 294 yards per game through the air as well. The Chargers are running for an average of 84 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.5 yards per carry. They also run 68 plays per contest and average 5.6 yards per play for an average of 378 yards per game. The Chargers are averaging 22 first downs per game and they accumulate 58.7 penalty yards per game via 7.2 penalties.
San Diego allows 237 passing yards per game and 25 points per contest on defense. They give up 20 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63%. The Chargers allow 121 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for a 4.7 average per play. San Diego allows 358 total yards per game including 6 yards per play. They force 1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7 penalties for 58.6 yards per game.
Oakland averages 23 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 24 passes per game on 38 attempts for a 63% percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 253 yards through the air per game thus far. The Raiders run for an average of 93 yards per game on 24 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.4 yards per play for a total of 346 yards per game. The Raiders get an average of 19 first downs per game and they average 65.9 penalty yards per game via 8.3 penalties.
Oakland allows an average of 266 passing yards and 25 points per contest. They give up 26 completions on 41 attempts for a completion percentage of 63% per game. The Raiders allow 101 rushing yards per contest on 24 carries for a 4.2 average per rush. Oakland allows 367 total yards per game for an average of 5.4 yards per play. They force 1.6 turnovers per contest and 6.4 penalties for 58.1 yards in each contest.
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 5-9-0 against the over/under so far this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 6-8-0 this season
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 8-4-2 against the over/under so far this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 7-7-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/22/15 LB Kyle Emanuel Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/22/15 TE Ladarius Green Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/20/15 T King Dunlap Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/20/15 RB Melvin Gordon Knee injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/20/15 NT Sean Lissemore Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/20/15 CB Steve Williams Hip "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/20/15 WR Stevie Johnson Groin "?" Thursday vs. Oakland
12/12/15 CB Brandon Flowers Knee IR
12/12/15 DE Corey Liuget Foot IR
11/10/15 G Chris Watt Shoulder IR
11/04/15 RB Branden Oliver Toe IR
11/04/15 LB Tourek Williams Foot IR
11/02/15 WR Keenan Allen Kidney IR
10/18/15 DE Darius Philon Thigh IR - designated to return
09/30/15 G Johnnie Troutman Arm IR
12/22/15 T Austin Howard Knee IR
12/22/15 WR Seth Roberts Groin "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
12/21/15 DE Mario Edwards Neck "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
12/20/15 CB Keith McGill Ankle "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
12/20/15 S Nate Allen Knee "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
12/20/15 CB Neiko Thorpe Neck "?" Thursday vs. San Diego
12/15/15 LB Neiron Ball Knee IR
11/18/15 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out for season
10/28/15 DE Justin Tuck Pectoral IR
09/07/15 T Menelik Watson Achilles IR
Guy's Pick: Take San Diego
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