Chargers at Raiders Betting Preview

Published on 01/03/2022
By Scott Gramling
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler
Chargers RB Austin Ekeler has scored in each of his last seven games.
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01/09 8:20 PM ET

Three things you should know before betting on Chargers-Raiders:

1. The road team has been the better wager in this head-to-head matchup in recent years, with the visiting squad having gone 10-4 against the spread in games between the Raiders and Chargers since the midway point of the 2014 season. The Chargers are 6-4 straight-up and 7-3 against the spread over their past 10 road games against the Raiders.

2. While Los Angeles is one of only four NFL teams that’s gaining an average of more than 380 total yards per game, the Chargers’ defense is allowing an average of more than 360 total yards per game. The Raiders, however, are 1-7 both straight-up and against the spread this season when facing an opponent that’s allowing an average of 350 or more total yards per game. Las Vegas has been outscored by an average margin of 14.5 points over the eight games.

3. The Chargers have one of only six NFL defensive units that’s allowing an average of more than 4.6 yards per rushing attempt in 2021. In nine games Las Vegas has played since the start of last season against an opponent that is allowing at least 4.5 yards per rushing attempt, eight have gone Over the total. An average of 57.3 total points have been scored over the nine games. The Over is also 8-1 in home games the Raiders have played since the start of 2019 against teams with offenses that gain an average of at least 5.65 yards per play.

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