Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers Week 17 NFL Picks & Predictions 12/31/2017
Sunday, December 31, 2017
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The Los Angeles Chargers host the Oakland Raiders at StubHub Center on Sunday, December 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has Los Angeles as 7 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 47.5. The Chargers have an over/under record of 4-11-0 and they are 7-7-1 against the spread. The Raiders have an ATS record of 5-8-2 while their over/under record is 5-10-0.
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Valuable Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 5-10-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 5-8-2 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-11-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 7-7-1 against the spread
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
12/25/17 CB David Amerson Foot is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/25/17 DE Mario Edwards Jr. Ankle is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/25/17 DT Treyvon Hester Ankle is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/25/17 G Vadal Alexander Concussion left last game, is "?" Sunday vs LA Chargers
12/23/17 TE Clive Walford Concussion IR
12/22/17 T Donald Penn Foot IR
12/22/17 OL Jon Feliciano Concussion IR
12/17/17 S Obi Melifonwu Hip IR
12/15/17 LB Cory James Knee IR
11/13/17 CB Gareon Conley Shin IR
09/09/17 K Sebastian Janikowski Back IR
07/30/17 LB Aldon Smith Suspension out indefinitely
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
12/24/17 S Adrian Phillips Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Oakland
12/24/17 DT Corey Liuget Knee is "?" Sunday vs Oakland
12/24/17 LB Denzel Perryman Hamstring is "?" Sunday vs Oakland
12/24/17 RB Melvin Gordon Ankle left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Oakland
12/24/17 T Russell Okung Groin is "?" Sunday vs Oakland
12/19/17 TE Hunter Henry Kidney IR
12/11/17 RB Andre Williams Wrist IR
12/02/17 K Nick Novak Back IR
10/24/17 C Matt Slauson Biceps IR
09/23/17 CB Jason Verrett Knee IR
09/20/17 T Chris Hairston Illness IR
09/05/17 G Forrest Lamp ACL IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders have run for 1,312 yards as a team, which ranks 27th in the NFL. They've run 314 times, averaging 4.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 101 times for 874 yards so far this season, which has them 14th in the league in penalties. They are 23rd in the NFL in points scored with 281. They have run 836 plays this season for 4,575 yards, which ranks them 25th in the league in total offense. The Raiders average 5.5 yards per play, which is 11th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 260 1st downs this year, placing them 26th overall as an offensive unit. Derek Carr averages 6.8 yards per pass attempt and 10.8 yards per completion. He has completed 289 passes on 458 attempts for a completion percentage of 63.1%. His quarterback rating is 88.4. He has thrown for 3,113 yards this season.
The Raiders rush defense has allowed 382 attempts for 1,550 yards this year, putting them in 10th place in the league against the run. Oakland has committed 87 penalties for 819 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 12th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 42.2% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the league. They are 16th in the league in points allowed on defense with 324. They have surrendered a total of 4,890 yards on D, which is 12th in the NFL. The Raiders are ranked 27th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Their pass defense has given up 6.9 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 28th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 314 passes on 455 attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense this season, placing them 16th and 3rd in the National Football League. The Oakland pass defense has also given up a total of 3,340 yards through the air, which is 16th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Oakland Raiders have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 14, which is 31st in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.8%. Oakland Raiders kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 31 for 32 this year. Their punters have totaled 2,928 yards on 61 punts, averaging 48 yards per punt. That places them 4th in the NFL in punting average. Oakland is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 24. They've accumulated 135 punt return yards and average 5.6 yards per return, which is 27th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 19 yards. They have returned 29 kicks for 640 yards on special teams, ranking 15th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 22.1 yards per kick return and have a long of 49 yards this year. They are 30th in the league in all-purpose yards with 5,465.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers are 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 325. They have run 952 plays this year for 5,531 yards, which ranks them 6th in the NFL in total offense. The Chargers average 5.8 yards per play, which is 6th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 311 1st downs this season, ranking them 7th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Los Angeles has run for 1,480 yards as a unit, which ranks 23rd in the league. They've run 389 times, averaging 3.8 yards per rush as a unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 101 times for 862 yards so far this year, which has them 15th in the NFL in penalties. Philip Rivers has passed for 4,128 yards this year. He's completed 332 throws while attempting 538 passes for a completion percentage of 61.7%. His quarterback rating this season is 93.2. He averages 12.4 yards per completion and 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Los Angeles is 3rd in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 262. They have given up a total of 4,918 yards on D, which is 15th in the league. The Chargers are 13th in yards per play allowed with 5.2. Their pass defense has allowed 5.4 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 3rd in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 310 throws on 496 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, ranking them 13th and 8th in the league. The Chargers pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,925 yards in the air, which is 4th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 407 attempts for 1,993 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the NFL against the run. The Los Angeles Chargers have had 103 penalties for 911 yards on defense this year. That places them 26th in the league. They've allowed a score on 29% of possessions on defense, which is 2nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Los Angeles is 21st in the NFL in punt returns with 28. They've totaled 259 punt return yards and are averaging 9.3 yards per return, which is 9th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 65 yards. They have returned 25 kicks for 474 yards on special teams, placing them 29th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 19 yards per kick return and have a long of 44 yards this season. They are 8th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,377. The Los Angeles Chargers have tried 28 field goals this season and made 19, which is 25th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 67.9%. Los Angeles kickers have made 90% of their extra points, going 34 for 38 this season. Their punters have accumulated 3,497 yards on 72 punts, averaging 48.6 yards per punt. That ranks them 3rd in the NFL in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Raiders +7
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