The Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) and Las Vegas Raiders (4-7) face off in an AFC West battle Sunday at Allegiant Stadium. Kickoff for this Week 13 matchup will be at 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook‘s lines around the Chargers vs. Raiders odds, and make our expert NFL picks and predictions.
The Chargers have lost 3 of their last 5 games but are coming off a last-minute 25-24 win over the Arizona Cardinals as 2.5-point favorites. Down 24-17 with 2 minutes to go, QB Justin Herbert led Los Angeles down the field and hit RB Austin Ekeler for a 1-yard passing TD. Instead of tying with an extra point, the Chargers opted to go for a 2-point conversion which was a successful pass to TE Gerald Everett.
After having 2 separate 3-game losing skids this season, the Raiders have finally strung together a 2-game win streak where they’ve also covered the spread. Both of those wins came in overtime and were settled by 6 points (22-16 at Denver Broncos and 40-34 at Seattle Seahawks).
The Chargers and Raiders last played in Week 1. The Chargers won 24-19 and covered as 3.5-point favorites.
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Chargers at Raiders odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated Saturday at 10:12 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline (ML): Chargers +110 (bet $100 to win $110) | Raiders -130 (bet $130 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Chargers +2.5 (-110) | Raiders -2.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 49.5 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Chargers at Raiders key injuries
- S Nasir Adderley (thumb) questionable
- DL Breiden Fehoko (illness) questionable
- C Corey Linsley (concussion) out
- OL Trey Pipkins (knee) out
- LB Drue Tranquill (illness) questionable
- WR Mike Williams (ankle) out
- DL Andrew Billings (fibula) questionable
- RB Brandon Bolden (calf) questionable
- RB Josh Jacobs (calf) questionable
- LB Denzel Perryman (wrist) questionable
Chargers at Raiders picks and predictions
Raiders 27, Chargers 24
The Chargers have an insanely-long injury list and are missing so many key contributors. Because of this, their defense isn’t as good as it was at the start of the season.
The Raiders’ running game has been rolling with Jacobs who had 229 rushing yards on 33 carries last week against the Seahawks. The Chargers are allowing 151 rushing yards per game, so if Jacobs plays then the Raiders should take advantage.
BET RAIDERS (-130).
AFC West matchups can be tight, so this one being decided by less than a FG isn’t out of the question. With the juice so close to the moneyline, you’re better off AVOIDING the spread and betting on the moneyline.
Both squads have a 6-5 record on the Over. The Raiders should be able to run the ball on the Chargers while Herbert will take advantage of a weak Raiders pass defense. Expect a decent amount of scoring and LEAN OVER 49.5 (-110).
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