Chargers vs Raiders Picks, Predictions, Week 10 Odds 11/7/2019
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders will play the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday. Los Angeles opens this contest as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 47.5. The Chargers are 4-5-0 ATS and 2-7-0 when betting on the total. The Raiders are 5-3-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-4-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Los Angeles Chargers faced the Green Bay Packers and won 26-11. Melvin Gordon led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 16 yards and he notched 2 TD's for the game. He scurried for 80 yards on 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Mike Williams led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 111 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 37.0 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Chargers was Philip Rivers who went 21/28 with 294 yards passing but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball 38 times and earned 159 yards earning them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt. In all, they ran 68 plays which gave them a total of 442 yards. For the contest, the Chargers earned a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 5 infractions for 45 yards. In terms of defense, Los Angeles allowed 23 completions on 35 throws totaling 139 yards, and a completion percentage of 66.0%. For this contest, they gave up 184 yards but weren't able to add any takeaways. In the running game, the Chargers allowed 45 yards on 11 runs which gave them an average of 4.1 yards per carry allowed.
Chargers are 4-5 After Win
The Chargers head into this game 4-5 for this season. In terms of scoring, they are one of the worst in the league averaging 20 points per contest, ranking them 21st in the league. As a unit, they are averaging 79 rushing yards per game which is 4th among AFC West teams. For total yards, they rank 6th among AFC teams and 9th in the league with 3,247 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Chargers have compiled a total of 12 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that struggles to put points on the board in the division and they will need to step up if they want to have a good offensive output.
The Chargers have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing 18.7 points per contest ranking them 4th among AFC teams. When it comes to passing yards, the Chargers have conceded 1,878 yards. Teams are completing 72.2% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 6.8 yards per try. They have conceded 13 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. In terms of yards on the ground, Los Angeles is allowing 114.1 yards per game putting them 3rd in the division and 20th in the NFL. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.2 yards per carry which has them at 7th among AFC teams and 13th in the league overall. Overall, they have conceded 715 rushing yards through 9 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Oakland Raiders took on the Detroit Lions and won by a score of 31-24. Josh Jacobs led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 17 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He rushed for 120 yards by way of 28 carries which meant he averaged 4.3 yards per run. Jalen Richard was the receiving yardage leader by earning 56 yards on 3 catches. He had an average of 18.7 yards per catch for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Raiders was Derek Carr who went 20/31 with 289 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Use the sportbooks' NFL season win totals number against them. The Oakland Raiders ended up rushing 36 times and earned 171 yards which earned them an average of 4.8 yards per carry. For the contest, the Raiders racked up a total of 25 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 96 yards. For the game, they totaled 68 plays for 450 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Oakland conceded 26 catches on 41 attempts for a total of 383 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the ground, the Raiders conceded 90 yards on 20 tries which gave them an average of 4.5 yards per rushing attempt allowed. In the game, they gave up a total of 473 yards and earned 2 takeaways.
Raiders Now 4-4 After Win
The Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 4-4. Oakland has built a respectable ground game this year by averaging 136 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 6th in the league. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 1,091 rushing yards through 8 contests, so they'll need to look to improve on these numbers if they want to compete with the better teams in the league. The Raiders average 382 yards per contest overall ranking them 11th in the league and 4th in the conference. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Raiders currently sit at 2nd in the AFC West and 17th out of all the teams in the league averaging 22.8 points per game. Another matchup you may want to look into is the pick from Guy Bruhn on the Bears vs Lions game.
The Raiders are conceding 27.0 points per game ranking them 4th in the division and 26th in the league. When talking about points allowed, they have given up 216 points in total. In discussing yards rushing, they are allowing 93 yards per contest ranking them 7th in the league and 1st in the AFC West. This year, they have given up 740 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the mediocre groups among NFL teams. They are conceding 298 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Raiders sit in 16th among AFC teams. They have allowed 22 passing touchdowns this year.
Who will win tonight's Chargers/Raiders NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers -1
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