Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders Week 6 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/15/2017
Sunday, October 15, 2017
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Oakland Coliseum is the venue for the game between the Los Angeles Chargers and the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, October 15, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland as 3.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 44. The Raiders are 2-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 2-3-0. The Chargers are 1-3-1 ATS and their over/under record is 3-2-0.
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Valuable Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-3-1 against the spread
Important Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 2-3-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 2-3-0 against the spread
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
10/08/17 RB Branden Oliver Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Oakland
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness out for season
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
09/05/17 WR Mike Williams Back out indefinitely
09/04/17 LB Denzel Perryman Ankle IR
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
10/10/17 QB Derek Carr Back is upgraded to probable Sunday vs. LA Chargers
10/09/17 DT Darius Latham Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 11/19 vs. New England)
10/08/17 CB Gareon Conley Shin "?" Sunday vs. LA Chargers
09/09/17 K Sebastian Janikowski Back IR
09/05/17 S Obi Melifonwu Knee IR
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 394 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the league. They've run 104 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 38 times for 283 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the NFL in penalties. They are 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 99. They have run 304 plays this year for 1,728 yards, which ranks them 7th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 5.7 yards per play, which is 9th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 104 1st downs this season, ranking them 6th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers has completed 116 throws while attempting 194 passes for a completion percentage of 59.8%. He has passed for 1,365 yards this year. He averages 11.8 yards per completion and 7 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 86.
The Chargers rush defense has given up 160 attempts for 806 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. They have had 40 penalties for 332 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 40.7% of possessions on defense, which is 26th in the NFL. Los Angeles is 21st in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 115. They have given up a total of 1,757 yards on D, which is 26th in the league. The Chargers are 22nd in yards per play allowed with 5.4. Their pass defense has allowed 5.7 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 9th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 95 throws on 150 attempts against the Los Angeles Chargers defense this season, ranking them 8th and 7th in the league. The Los Angeles pass defense has also surrendered a total of 951 yards in the air, which is 8th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have tried 5 field goals this season and made 2, which is 31st in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 40.0%. Los Angeles Chargers kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 6 for 6 this season. Their punters have accumulated 650 yards on 14 punts, averaging 46.4 yards per punt. That ranks them 12th in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is 23rd in the NFL in punt returns with 5. They've totaled 32 punt return yards and are averaging 6.4 yards per return, which is 21st in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 23 yards. They have returned 7 kicks for 130 yards on special teams, placing them 9th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 18.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 25 yards this season. They are 17th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,134.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders are 12th in the NFL in points scored with 108. They have run 273 plays this season for 1,396 yards, which ranks them 29th in the league in total offense. The Raiders average 5.1 yards per play, which is 21st in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 76 1st downs this year, placing them 30th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland has run for 453 yards as a team, which ranks 22nd in the NFL. They've run 109 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 28 times for 262 yards so far this season, which has them 26th in the league in penalties. Derek Carr has thrown for 753 yards this season. He has completed 74 passes on 109 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.9%. His quarterback rating this season is 101.2. He averages 6.9 yards per pass attempt and 10.2 yards per completion.
Oakland is 18th in the league in points allowed on defense with 109. They have surrendered a total of 1,756 yards on D, which is 25th in the NFL. The Raiders are ranked 26th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 7.2 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 101 passes on 147 attempts against the Oakland defense this season, placing them 14th and 5th in the National Football League. The Raiders pass defense has also given up a total of 1,133 yards through the air, which is 20th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 151 attempts for 623 yards this year, putting them in 25th place in the league against the run. The Oakland Raiders have committed 27 penalties for 218 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 5th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.3% of possessions on defense, which is 30th in the league.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland is ranked 22nd in the league in punt returns with 5. They've accumulated 22 punt return yards and average 4.4 yards per return, which is 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 13 yards. They have returned 5 kicks for 138 yards on special teams, ranking 6th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 27.6 yards per kick return and have a long of 41 yards this year. They are 22nd in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,091. The Oakland Raiders have attempted 6 field goals this season and made 6, which is 10th in the National Football League. Oakland kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 9 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 693 yards on 13 punts, averaging 53.3 yards per punt. That places them 1st in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders -3.5
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