Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders – Picks & Predictions

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Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders – Picks & Predictions

Author: Erik Gibbs | Publish Date: December 11, 2023 | Last Updated: December 11, 2023

It's back to Thursday Night Football, and two 5-8 season record holders are set to meet in Sin City. The Las Vegas Raiders are set to host the Los Angeles Chargers as both teams grapple with recent humiliating defeats in Week 14. Odds for the game are available across betting apps with a compelling range of odds.

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The Raiders endured a shutout, failing to put any points on the board in a disheartening 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Meanwhile, the Chargers stumbled to a 24-7 defeat against the Denver Broncos.

Head-to-Head: Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders

Adding to the Chargers' challenges, star quarterback Justin Herbert exited the game with an injury. This has continued to raise concerns about his availability in the upcoming short week. Without Herbert, experts predict limited offensive efficacy.

On the other hand, the Raiders face their own set of issues, grappling with an ineffective offense and inconsistent performances. With a 5-8 record, numbers back up Las Vegas’ failed attempt to rise above expectations.

While neither team is shooting for an open playoff spot, the stakes remain high as players and coaches find themselves in a precarious position. Anything that can get either team closer to the playoffs is still a big win.

Over the course of their rivalry spanning 128 matchups, which includes one postseason clash, the Raiders have emerged victorious in 68 contests, while the Chargers have celebrated a triumph in 58 encounters.

How to Bet on the Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders

You can find odds for Thursday Night Football on all NFL betting sites. Attacking the game lines such as spreads, moneylines and totals is always an options but you can also consider a range of expansive prop markets including over/under on yardage, catches, and touchdowns.

You can also find promos specific to where you are living. For instance, CO residence can enjoy an elite range of Colorado sportsbook promos for TNF.

Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Odds

With Herbert on the field, experts are not willing to question the Chargers’ potential offensive production. However, the Raiders stand as the favorites with a -3-point spread.

The moneyline also has Las Vegas at -148, while the Chargers stand at +124 as underdogs. The total points for the game is set at 34, and while some may have lost faith in the Raiders, bookkeepers are willing to make Thursday’s game more interesting.

Betting Tips for Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders  

There is plenty to look for when it comes to the Chargers and Raiders top trends and tips for the upcoming TNF showdown.

  • Los Angeles has recorded a 4-8-1 record against the spread in the current season, reflecting their varying performances in navigating the point spread.
  • The Chargers have struggled to secure a win against the spread when entering a game as an underdog of 3 points or more, marking a season of challenges in overcoming odds.
  • Furthermore, three games in Los Angeles this season have surpassed the designated point total, indicating an inclination toward high-scoring matchups.
  • The Chargers have encountered difficulties in games where they were labeled as the underdog, failing to secure a victory in all four instances.
  • In the course of 13 matchups this season, Las Vegas has secured victory against the spread in six instances, showcasing a varied performance.
  • The Raiders managed to cover the spread on only one occasion when favored by 3 points or more, presenting a challenging trend in such scenarios.
  • Notably, Las Vegas games in the current season have leaned towards exceeding the total in just three out of 13 opportunities, constituting a modest 23.1% occurrence.
  • Delving into the dynamics of playing as the moneyline favorite, the Raiders boast a commendable 66.7% success rate, notching a 4-2 record in such circumstances.

Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Predictions

For this one, many might feel inclined to favor Las Vegas’ home advantage. Still, that would only apply if the Raiders were performing up to the task. Offensive inconsistency is the toughest trend to beat more than halfway through the season.

Favoring the Chargers as Underdogs and the over 34 points might just be the way for TNF’s West Coast showdown between two struggling teams battling to keep it together before the end of the 2023 NFL season.

Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers +3

Erik Gibbs

Erik is a dynamic and seasoned journalist with a passion for all things sports and sports betting. With a career spanning over two decades, he has become a prominent figure in the world of sports journalism, admired for his insightful analysis and engaging storytelling.