Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 11/8/2020 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 9
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Sunday, November 8, 2020
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles -2.5
Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders (4-3) travel to SoFi Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Chargers (2-5). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 56.
The Las Vegas Raiders come into this game with a record of 4-3 this season. The last time they took the field they took on the Cleveland Browns and won by a score of 16-6. Derek Carr went 15/24 with 112 yards through the air and threw 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Josh Jacobs led the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 16 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He rushed for 128 yards on 31 carries which had him averaging 4.1 yards per run. Darren Waller was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 28 yards on 5 receptions. He had an average of 5.6 yards per catch for that game. The Las Vegas Raiders ran the football 45 times and generated 208 yards which earned them an average of 4.6 yards per carry. On the day, they totaled 71 plays which gave them a total of 309 yards. Overall, the Raiders had a total of 24 1st downs and they totaled 5 penalties for 25 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Las Vegas gave up 12 completions on 25 throws totaling 122 yards, and a completion percentage of 48.0%. Against the run, the Raiders gave up 101 yards on 22 runs which gave them an average of 4.6 yards per run allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 223 yards and forced 1 takeaway.
The Raiders currently have 2,653 total yards for the year. As a team they average 127.0 yards on the ground which is 11th in the NFL. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Las Vegas has compiled 14 passing touchdowns and 6 rushing touchdowns. Regarding putting points on the board, the Las Vegas Raiders have an average of 26.7 points per game. When talking about passing yards, the Raiders have conceded 1,825 yards which puts them in 20th in the NFL. For the year, they are allowing 377.9 yards per outing which has them ranked 21st in football. The Raiders are ranked 25th in the NFL when it comes to team defense, conceding 29.0 points per contest. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per rushing attempt and 117.1 rushing yards per game for the year. During their 7 games, they have surrendered 260.7 yards per game through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.2%. In total, they have allowed 820 yards via the ground game in 7 games.
The Chargers come into this game with a record of 2-5 this year. In their last game they played the Denver Broncos and ended up taking the loss by a score of 31-30. Justin Jackson led the team on the ground for that contest. He tore off a long run of 22 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 89 yards by way of 17 carries which had him averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Mike Williams was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 99 yards on 5 receptions. He notched an average of 19.8 yards per reception for that contest. Justin Herbert went 29/43 with 278 yards through the air and threw 3 TD's. He tossed 2 interceptions in the game. The Los Angeles Chargers ran the ball 38 times and earned 210 yards giving them an average of 5.5 yards per run. Overall, the Chargers racked up a total of 28 1st downs and they had 6 penalties for 67 yards. In all, they totaled 84 plays which added up to 485 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Los Angeles allowed 26 completions on 41 throws totaling 243 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.0%. On the day, they gave up a total of 351 yards and earned 1 takeaway. On the ground, the Chargers allowed 108 yards on 16 tries which is an average of 6.8 yards per run allowed.
During this campaign thus far, the Chargers have thrown for a total of 1,963 yards via the pass as well as an average of 280.4 passing yards per game, which is ranked 6th in the NFL. The Los Angeles Chargers maintain an average of 417.1 yards/game which is good for 2nd out of all teams in the league. They average 136.7 yards per game on the ground and have run for 957 yards for the season. Regarding their ability to score points, the Chargers are ranking 17th in football holding an average of 25.6 points per outing. Regarding passing yards, the Chargers have conceded 1,762 yards which ranks them 17th in the NFL. During this campaign, they are surrendering 364.0 yards/game which has them ranked 18th in the league. The Chargers rank 19th in the NFL regarding team defense, giving up 26.4 points per game. They are allowing an average of 4.7 yards per rushing attempt and 112.3 yards on the ground per game this season. In their 7 games, they have given up 251.7 yards per contest via the pass as well as giving up a completion percentage of 64.1%. For the year, they have given up 786 rushing yards through 7 games.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers -2.5
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