Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction, 10/4/2021 NFL Pick, Tips and Odds, Week 4
Game: Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers
Date: Monday, October 4, 2021
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Chargers (-3.5)
The Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) are headed to SoFi Stadium on Monday where they will go up against the Los Angeles Chargers (2-1). Los Angeles opens this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 52.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders step onto the field holding a record of 3-0 for this season. In their last game, the Raiders played against the Dolphins and notched a win by a score of 31-28. Derek Carr went 26/43 with 386 yds passing and 2 touchdowns. He had a QB rate of 95.7 and finished the game with 1 interception. Bryan Edwards held an average of 29.7 yds per catch by accumulating 89 yards on 3 receptions. Peyton Barber was the rushing leader for the Raiders with 23 totes for 111 yds (4.8 yards per attempt). Overall, they had 81 plays which gave them a total of 497 yds. The Las Vegas Raiders rushed the ball a total of 35 times and recorded 140 yds, earning them an average of 4.0 yards per tote. Against the rush, the Raiders gave up 133 yards on 27 attempts, which averages out to 4.9 yds per rush allowed. Las Vegas gave up 32 completions on 49 attempts for 197 yds, and a completion rate of 65.3%.
Concerning putting points on the board, the Las Vegas Raiders hold an average of 30.0 PPG. As a team they are averaging 91.3 yards on the ground ranking them 25th in the league. The Raiders have tallied 1,413 yards in total over the course of this year. Las Vegas has 52 1st downs, and they have been flagged for 23 infractions for 206 yards. They have given the ball to the opposition 2 different times (2 picks). When it comes to scoring touchdowns, Las Vegas has compiled 6 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns.
The Raiders rank 15th in the NFL in terms of team defense, conceding 24.0 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.8 yards per tote and 120.3 rushing yards per game for the year. Overall, they have conceded 361 rushing yards through 3 games. Concerning yards through the air, the Raiders have surrendered 706 yards which ranks them 13th in the NFL. They have conceded 235.3 yards per outing through the air as well as allowing a completion percentage of 65.5%. Overall, they have given up 355.7 yards per game putting them at 14th in the National Football League. They have granted 2 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 5 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Chargers head into this matchup 2-1 for this season. When they last played, the Chargers walked away with a victory by a final of 30-24 against the Chiefs. Austin Ekeler ran the ball 11 times for 55 yards, ending the contest with 5.0 yards per attempt for Los Angeles. Mike Williams was the top contributor in the passing game for the Chargers, hauling in 7 footballs for 122 yds (17.4 yds per catch). Justin Herbert (4 TDs) ended the game with 281 yds on 26/38 through the air while his QB rating was 125. He didn't toss any picks and his longest pass completion was 43 yds. Los Angeles allowed 30 attempts on the ground for 186 yds (6.2 yds per carry). The Chargers pass defense conceded a completion percentage of 61.4%, relinquishing 251 yds on 27 for 44 through the air. The Chargers ended up finishing with 352 yards while running 61 plays (5.8 yards per play). Los Angeles ran the football for 3.5 yards per attempt, finishing the contest with 77 yards on 22 attempts.
Regarding this team's ability to score points, the Chargers sit 20th in football holding an average of 22.3 points per game. Over the course of the season so far, the Chargers have earned 922 yards through the air in addition to holding an average of 307.3 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 4th in the NFL. They average 87.3 run yards per game and have run for 262 yards for the season. The Los Angeles Chargers maintain an average of 394.7 yards/contest which ranks them 9th in the NFL. The Los Angeles offense has totaled 243 penalty yds on 26 infractions, which ranks 3rd in the NFL in terms of hurting your team. They have thrown 3 picks while letting opponents recover 1 fumble and they have been able to tally 49 first downs.
Los Angeles has allowed the opposition a total of 510 yards rushing (170.0 yards per game) as well as 2 touchdowns by ground for the year. They have allowed the opposition 4 touchdowns through the air as well as 201.7 yards/outing, ranking them 7th in the NFL. Their defense has 6 turnovers (3 fumbles recovered and 3 interceptions) this season. In total, they have allowed 60 points in total. The Chargers defense has taken part in 185 plays, which is 14th in the NFL. The Chargers are surrendering 20.0 PPG, which puts them in 7th in the NFL.
Who will win tonight's Raiders/Chargers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Chargers -3.5
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