Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers Week 5 NFL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
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The Oakland Raiders head to StubHub Center to play the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Los Angeles as 6 point favorites. The total has been set at 51.5.
The Raiders are 2-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2-0. The Chargers are 1-3-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 4-0-0.
Valuable Oakland Raiders Betting Trends
The Oakland Raiders are 2-2-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Raiders are 2-2-0 against the spread
Important Los Angeles Chargers Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Chargers are 4-0-0 against the over/under
The Los Angeles Chargers are 1-3-0 against the spread
Key Oakland Raiders Injuries
10/01/18 CB Daryl Worley Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs LA Chargers
10/01/18 T Donald Penn Leg is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/30/18 S Karl Joseph Hamstring is questionable Sunday vs LA Chargers
09/26/18 K Mike Nugent Hip IR
09/13/18 DT Justin Ellis Foot IR
09/11/18 LS Andrew DePaola Knee is out indefinitely
09/04/18 DT Ahtyba Rubin Biceps IR
09/04/18 K Eddy Pineiro Groin IR
Key Los Angeles Chargers Injuries
10/02/18 T Russell Okung Groin is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/30/18 DT Corey Liuget Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Oakland
09/30/18 T Joe Barksdale Knee is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/30/18 LB Kyzir White Knee is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/30/18 WR Travis Benjamin Foot injured last game, is questionable Sunday vs Oakland
09/20/18 CB Craig Mager Hamstring IR
09/14/18 DE Joey Bosa Foot is out indefinitely
09/04/18 WR Artavis Scott Ankle IR
09/04/18 TE Austin Roberts Knee IR
08/19/18 S Jaylen Watkins ACL IR
08/03/18 TE Hunter Henry Knee IR
07/27/18 CB Jason Verrett Achilles IR
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Oakland Raiders are 23rd in the National Football League in points scored with 97. They have run 288 plays this year for 1,767 yards, which ranks them 17th in the NFL in total offense. The Raiders average 6.1 yards per play, which is 12th in the league. As a team they have accumulated a total of 93 1st downs this season, ranking them 24th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Oakland has run for 435 yards as a unit, which ranks 25th in the league. They've run 111 times, averaging 3.9 yards per rush as a unit. The Raiders have been penalized on offense 29 times for 288 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the NFL in penalties. Derek Carr has passed for 1,373 yards this year. He's completed 120 throws while attempting 169 passes for a completion percentage of 71%. His quarterback rating this season is 89.7. He averages 11.4 yards per completion and 8.1 yards per pass attempt.
Oakland is 20th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense with 123. They have given up a total of 1,610 yards on D, which is 23rd in the league. The Raiders are 27th in yards per play allowed with 6.8. Their pass defense has allowed 7.6 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 27th in the National Football League. Opponent offenses have completed 76 throws on 133 attempts against the Oakland Raiders defense this season, ranking them 24th and 11th in the league. The Oakland pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,053 yards in the air, which is 26th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 99 attempts for 557 yards this season, putting them in 12th place in the NFL against the run. The Raiders have had 31 penalties for 234 yards on defense this year. That places them 23rd in the league. They've allowed a score on 42% of possessions on defense, which is 32nd in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Oakland is 27th in the NFL in punt returns with 10. They've totaled 126 punt return yards and are averaging 12.6 yards per return, which is 30th in the league. Their longest punt return this season is 49 yards. They have returned 2 kicks for 39 yards on special teams, placing them 13th in kick return yardage. The Raiders average 19.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 21 yards this season. They are 25th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 1,973. The Oakland Raiders have tried 11 field goals this season and made 9, which is 29th in the league. Their kickers have a FG percentage of 81.8%. Oakland Raiders kickers have made 89% of their extra points, going 8 for 9 this season. Their punters have accumulated 746 yards on 17 punts, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. That ranks them 5th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Los Angeles Chargers have run for 499 yards as a team, which ranks 24th in the NFL. They've run 95 times, averaging 5.3 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Chargers have been penalized on offense 22 times for 169 yards so far this season, which has them 15th in the league in penalties. They are 13th in the NFL in points scored with 111. They have run 248 plays this season for 1,614 yards, which ranks them 4th in the league in total offense. The Chargers average 6.5 yards per play, which is 4th in the National Football League. As a team they have accumulated a total of 91 1st downs this year, placing them 5th overall as an offensive unit. Philip Rivers averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 11.6 yards per completion. He has completed 100 passes on 147 attempts for a completion percentage of 68%. His quarterback rating is 110.8. He has thrown for 1,156 yards this season.
The Chargers rush defense has allowed 105 attempts for 437 yards this year, putting them in 31st place in the league against the run. Los Angeles has committed 22 penalties for 174 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 26th in the NFL. They've given up a score on 40.5% of possessions on defense, which is 4th in the league. They are 3rd in the league in points allowed on defense with 120. They have surrendered a total of 1,540 yards on D, which is 15th in the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers are ranked 16th in yards per play allowed with 6.3. Their pass defense has given up 7.8 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 5th in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses have completed 85 passes on 133 attempts against the Los Angeles defense this season, placing them 12th and 7th in the National Football League. The Chargers pass defense has also given up a total of 1,103 yards through the air, which is 3rd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Los Angeles Chargers have attempted 9 field goals this season and made 7, which is 26th in the National Football League. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 77.8%. Los Angeles kickers have made 67% of their extra points, going 6 for 9 this year. Their punters have totaled 653 yards on 15 punts, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. That places them 3rd in the NFL in punting average. Los Angeles is ranked 25th in the league in punt returns with 10. They've accumulated 105 punt return yards and average 10.5 yards per return, which is 9th in the NFL. Their longest punt return so far this year is 56 yards. They have returned 4 kicks for 94 yards on special teams, ranking 30th in kick return yardage. The Chargers average 23.5 yards per kick return and have a long of 33 yards this year. They are 7th in the league in all-purpose yards with 1,854.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers -6
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