Raiders at Chargers NFL Week 5 Spread & Prediction

Raiders at Chargers NFL Week 5 Spread & Prediction

Written by on October 2, 2018

One of the top rivalries in the NFL resumes on Sunday in Week 5 when the Oakland Raiders travel down the Pacific Coast Highway to take on the L.A. Chargers. The Bolts look to keep pace with the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West. Will the Raiders stand in their way? Keep reading for NFL odds, analysis, and a free pick for Raiders at Chargers!

Raiders at Chargers NFL Week 5 Spread & Prediction

  • When: Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4:05 pm ET
  • Where: StubHub Center, Carson, CA
  • TV: CBS
  • Radio: Oakland / Los Angeles
  • Live Stream: NFL Live
  • ATS Odds: L.A. Chargers -5.5 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 53.5 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Clear: 21°C/70°F
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Precipitation: 2%
  • Wind: 11 mph SSW
  • Cloud Cover: 8%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why are the Raiders a good bet at +5.5?

Finally, Jon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders got a “W”. In the first 3 weeks of the season, the Raiders failed to win a game. Not only did Oakland not win a game, they looked terrible in defeat. But in NFL Week 4, Oakland turned a lucky fumble into an overtime field goal that sealed a 45-42 win over the Cleveland Browns. With their first win of season in their pockets, the Raiders will look to the keep the momentum going against their most important rivals, the Chargers. The Raiders always play the Chargers tough. A second straight win on the money line isn’t out of the questions, which means Oakland could easily cover the spread.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 24.2
  • Total Yards: 441.8
  • Pass Yards: 333
  • Rush Yards: 108.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30.8
  • Total Yards: 402.5
  • Pass Yards: 263.2
  • Rush Yards: 139.2

Why are the Chargers a good bet at -5.5?

Are the Chargers a safe bet for NFL Week 5? While the Raiders always play the Chargers tough, the Bolts always play the Raiders tough as well. Not only will Los Angeles be motivated in Week 5, they’ve also got a Top 10 offense in yards per game, 403.5, and points per game, 27.8 that faces one of the worst defenses in the NFL. The Raiders allow over 30 points per. Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers, running back Melvin Gordon, and wide receiver Keenan Allen should all contribute to help the Chargers score over 30 points on Sunday. The Bolts might cover the spread if they score 30 points or more.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 27.8
  • Total Yards: 403.5
  • Pass Yards: 278.8
  • Rush Yards: 124.8
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 30
  • Total Yards: 385
  • Pass Yards: 275.8
  • Rush Yards: 109.2

Raiders at Chargers NFL Week 5 Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 5-11-2 ATS in the last 18 games
  • Oakland is 1-7 SU in the last 8 games
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of Oakland’s last 11 games
  • LA Chargers is 4-10 ATS in the last 14 games at home
  • LA Chargers is 8-3 SU in the last 11 games
  • The total went OVER in 4 of LA Chargers’s last 5 games

Final NFL Betting Analysis for Raiders at Chargers

Sure, the Chargers average a ton of points per game. The Raiders average a ton of points per game as well. In Week 4, Oakland scored 45 points against a decent Cleveland defense. Now that they get to face a bad Chargers’ defense, how many points will the Raiders score? Most NFL handicappers believe the Raiders score at least 27 because the total rose from 51 to 53.5. Oakland should score more than 27 points. The Chargers’ defense allows 30 points per game. Heck, San Francisco scored 27 against the Bolts without starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Oakland shouldn’t win the game, but 5.5 points are too many. Here’s another NFL contest where taking the points makes sense. NFL Football Week 5 Pick: Raiders +5.5