Sunday, December 18, 2016
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The Oakland Raiders travel to Qualcomm Stadium to play the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, December 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has Oakland as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under was set at 51. The Raiders are 8-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-3-0. The Chargers have an over/under record of 8-4-1 and they are 7-6-0 against the spread.
Derek Carr finished with 117 yards through the air for Oakland last week. He completed 17 passes out of 41 attempts for a 41% completion percentage. The Raiders were led in rushing by Latavius Murray, who finished with 103 yards on 22 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 5 yards per carry. Amari Cooper was the team leader in receiving with a total of 29 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 6 yards per reception. As a team in that game Oakland got a total of 18 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 8 came through the air. They ran 73 total plays for 244 yards for the game. The Raiders ran for 135 yards on 31 attempts.
Philip Rivers finished with 236 yards passing for San Diego last week. He went 21 for 39, resulting in a 54% completion percentage. The Chargers were led on the ground by Kenneth Farrow, who finished with 55 yards on 16 carries. He ended the game with an average of 3 yards per rush. Dontrelle Inman led the team in receiving with 71 yards and 6 catches. He finished the game with an average of 12 yards per reception. San Diego had 17 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 10 came from a pass. They ran 64 total plays for 278 yards for the contest. The Chargers ran for 58 yards on 20 carries as a team.
Oakland scores 28 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 2nd in the NFL. In the passing department, they average 24 passes on 38 attempts for a 63% completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 264 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 5th in the league. The Raiders run for an average of 116 yards per game on 27 attempts for an average of 4.3 yards per carry. That ranks them 6th in the league. They also run 67 plays per contest and average 5.7 yards per play for an average of 380 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Raiders average 21 first downs per game which ranks them 7th in the NFL. They accumulate 78 penalty yards per game via 9.4 penalties, which ranks 1st in the league.
Oakland allows 264 passing yards per game, ranking 27th, and they allow 25 points per contest on defense, which ranks 23rd. They give up 21 completions on 35 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 60%. The Raiders allow 120 rushing yards per game on 26 carries for an average of 4.6 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 26th in the NFL. Oakland allows 385 total yards per game including 6.2 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 30th in terms of yards per game. They get flagged for 7.7 penalties for 73.3 yards per game, ranking them 28th among NFL teams.
San Diego averages 27 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 4th in the league. In the passing department, they complete 22 passes per game on 36 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. They throw for 263 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th. The Chargers run for an average of 98 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 3.9 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 22nd on the ground. They also run 64 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 361 yards per game, ranking them 11th in the league on offense. The Chargers get an average of 22 first downs per game, which ranks 8th. They average 45.7 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 18th in the NFL.
San Diego allows an average of 261 passing yards per game, which ranks 25th in the league. Their defense overall allows 27 points per contest, which has them ranked 29th. They give up 23 completions on 38 attempts for a completion percentage of 61% per game. The Chargers allow 92 rushing yards per contest on 25 carries for a 3.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 7th in the NFL. San Diego allows 353 total yards per game for an average of 5.5 yards per play, which ranks 17th in the league. They force 8.4 penalties for 58.4 yards in each contest, ranking 31st.
Oakland Betting Trends
Oakland is 10-3-0 against the over/under this season
Oakland has an ATS record of 8-5-0 this season
San Diego Betting Trends
San Diego is 8-4-1 against the over/under this season
San Diego has an ATS record of 7-6-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
12/11/16 DT Darius Latham Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/11/16 S Karl Joseph Foot "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/11/16 OL Kelechi Osemele Illness "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/11/16 LB Shilique Calhoun Knee "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/11/16 DT Stacy McGee Ankle "?" Sunday vs. San Diego
12/04/16 CB DJ Hayden Hamstring IR
10/05/16 LB Ben Heeney Ankle IR
10/03/16 TE Lee Smith Leg out indefinitely
09/01/16 DE Mario Jr. Edwards Hip out indefinitely
08/17/16 TE Gabe Holmes Foot out indefinitely
08/11/16 OLB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
12/12/16 CB Craig Mager Elbow injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/11/16 CB Brandon Flowers Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/11/16 RB Melvin Gordon Hip injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
12/11/16 DE Joey Bosa Neck injured last game, "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
11/30/16 LB Jerry Attaochu Foot IR
11/16/16 NT Brandon Mebane Bicep IR
10/12/16 LB Nick Dzubnar Knee IR
10/05/16 CB Jason Verrett ACL IR
09/27/16 LB Manti Te'o Achilles IR
09/20/16 RB Danny Woodhead Knee IR
09/11/16 WR Keenan Allen Knee IR
09/02/16 NT Sean Lissemore Undisclosed IR
09/02/16 WR Javontee Herndon Knee IR
09/02/16 TE Jeff Cumberland Achilles IR
08/31/16 G Chris Watt Knee PUP
08/31/16 G Donavon Clark Knee IR
08/30/16 RB Branden Oliver Achilles IR
08/11/16 WR Stevie Johnson Knee IR
Guy's Pick: Take Oakland -2.5
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