Los Angeles Chargers (4-9, 5-7-1 ATS) at Las Vegas Raiders (7-6, 7-6 ATS) COMPLIMENTARY CHOICE
The Chargers have actually lost each of their last five roadway games. L.A. is 26th in the NFL in scoring defense allowing 27.8 points per game.
Regardless of losing 3 of their last 4 video games, the Las Vegas Raiders are still alive in the AFC playoff race. The Raiders lost severely to Indianapolis 44-27 recently however remain 7-6 general and still in the running for the No. 7 seed in the AFC. They enter this Thursday night’s AFC West match with the Chargers as a 3-point favorite.
The Chargers won for simply the fourth time this season beating Atlanta 20-17 in the house last week. Los Angeles lost the very first conference of the year with Las Vegas 31-26 back on Nov. 8. Will it be more of the same for the Chargers?
Here’s the harsh reality of the Los Angeles Chargers. They are simply 5-15 in their last 20 video games. This season, the Charger’s four wins are all versus the worst teams in the NFL.
Raiders Not Much Better
The Raiders, not long earlier, were riding a three-game winning streak. The flood gates, in this case, are the Raiders defense which allowed 35 to Kansas City, 43 to Atlanta, 28 to the Jets, and 44 last week to Indianapolis.
When protective organizer Paul Guenther was fired, the very first domino fell after last week’s loss. It’s easy to see why. The Raiders quit 37.5 points per contest in those four games and needed a Hail Mary goal hand down the game’s last play to prevent being beat by the winless Jets.
The Raiders in fact quit more points per game– 30.1– than the Chargers. That might be one of the essential signs for wagerers this Thursday night.
Lots of Offense
The Chargers have actually lost each of their last 5 roadway video games. The Raiders offered up 37.5 points per contest in those 4 video games and needed a Hail Mary touchdown pass on the game’s last play to avoid being beat by the winless Jets.
The Chargers are just 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games. The Raiders are 7-6 ATS, however simply 3-3 ATS in your home at Allegiant Stadium, the website of Thursday nights video game. Plus, the Raiders are 1-4 in their last five against the Chargers when playing as the home team.
Rod Marinelli, previous head coach of the Detroit Lions, will take control of as defensive coordinator for the Raiders. When the Las Vegas defense was put under a microscope after a 45-20 loss to Tampa Bay in Week 7, the Raiders reacted by allowing less than 15 points in 3 straight video games, all wins.
Now, the Chargers just typical 19.8 points per video game, but that’s not the fault of novice quarterback Justin Herbert. They have a strong running game led by Josh Jacobs (831 yards, 9 TDs) and the veteran Derek Carr leads a more than capable death video game. The Chargers are just 1-6 ATS in their last seven video games.
On the other end, the Raiders are 11th in the league in scoring balancing 26.9 points per game. They have a strong running video game led by Josh Jacobs (831 yards, 9 TDs) and the veteran Derek Carr leads a more than a capable death video game. Of note is the reality that in all but among the Raiders success they scored 31 points or more. And, that consists of wins over New Orleans and Kansas City. The bottom line is that both of these teams can score.
Now, the Chargers just averages 19.8 points per game, but that’s not the fault of novice quarterback Justin Herbert. The Chargers are fourth in the league in passing backyards per video game with 270.4.
The issue the Chargers have is converting in the red zone. L.A. converts a goal at a loss zone simply 57.14 percent of the time. In their last 3 games, that percentage drops to simply 50. If they continue to stall in the red zone, the Chargers, who finish the season with three straight AFC West games, will not again this season.