Raiders vs Chargers 2019 NFL Week 16 Betting Lines & Game Preview.

Raiders vs Chargers 2019 NFL Week 16 Betting Lines & Game Preview

Written by on December 18, 2019

The Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers will both be looking to rebound from crushing losses when they square off in their Week 16 AFC West divisional matchup.

While the Raiders have fallen completely apart over the last month when a potential playoff berth was on the line and the Bolts have far underachieved against their preseason playoff hopes, both teams will look to pick up the feel-good win in this meeting of longtime hated division rivals. Now, let’s find out which one is offering the best value against their Week 16 NFL Odds.

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Why Bet On Oakland?

Let’s be honest. Outside of the fact that the Chargers are pretty pathetic in their own right, there’s no good reason to back the reeling Raiders in this matchup. Oakland was sitting pretty at 6-4 and looking at a potential playoff berth. Since then however, Oakland has nosedived in a big way by dropping four straight including a crushing 20-16 home loss against Jacksonville last weekend.

The Raiders collapsed by allowing the Jags to score two fourth quarter touchdowns, including the game-winner with 31 second left in regulation. Oakland ranks 24th in scoring (19.6 ppg) and 28th in points allowed (27.6 ppg).

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 19.57
  • Passing Yards: 234.29
  • Rushing Yards: 121.21
  • Yards per Play: 5.81

Defense

  • Points per Game: 27.57
  • Passing Yards: 262.21
  • Rushing Yards: 105.79
  • Yards per Play: 6.05

Why Bet On The LA Chargers?

The Chargers have lost four of five and come into this contest off an embarrassing 39-10 smackdown loss against Minnesota last weekend. The Bolts are looking for revenge for their narrow 26-24 Week 10 road loss against the Raiders, but Philip Rivers and company are a discouraging 2-4 at home this season.

Raiders vs Chargers should be a close one.

The Chargers average 21.4 points per game (20th) while allowing 20.7 per contest defensively to rank a solid 13th in points allowed. The good news is that the Bolts have gone a stellar 10-2 ATS in their last 12 games following a double-digit home loss. The bad news is that the Bolts are also a winless 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games as a home favorite.

Team Stats

Offense
  • Points per Game: 21.36
  • Passing Yards: 278.79
  • Rushing Yards: 94.71
  • Yards per Play: 6.03

Defense

  • Points per Game: 20.71
  • Passing Yards: 197.36
  • Rushing Yards: 110.29
  • Yards per Play: 5.30

Raiders vs Chargers NFL Week 16 Betting Trends

  • Chargers are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
  • Chargers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games this season
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of LA Chargers’ last 20 games played in December
  • Raiders are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road
  • Raiders are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the AFC conference
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games

Expert Analysis & Prediction for Raiders vs Chargers

Approximately 52 percent of public bettors are backing the Chargers to cover the chalk in this contest, but I don’t trust the Bolts at all – and that says a whole lot – seeing as how the raiders are pretty awful as well. I am going with Los Angeles to get the win at home against an Oakland team that has to be completely deflated right bow, but I’m expecting the final score to be a lot closer to a field goal finish than the nearly touchdown spread it currently is.

The Raiders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog, but the Chargers have gone 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games against their AFC counterparts and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against their AFC West division rivals.

Score: Oakland Raiders 24 – Los Angeles Chargers 27

 

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