The Oakland Raiders are coming off of their bye week. The San Diego Chargers played one of the gutsiest games I have seen in years. This week the two AFC West rivals meet. The hometown Bolts are 4-point NFL week 7 betting favorites to beat the Raiders. Kick-off is on CBS this Sunday, October 25th at 4:05 PM ET from Qualcomm Stadium.
A Closer Look At The Oakland Raiders Vs San Diego Chargers NFL Week 6 Line & My Betting Preview
What: Oakland Raiders (2-3) at San Diego Chargers (2-4)
When: Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kickoff: 4:05 PM ET
Where: San Diego, CA
Stadium: Qualcomm Stadium
Weather: 83° F | A Mixture of Sun and Clouds
Spread: Chargers -4
Moneyline: Oakland +170 vs -San Diego 213
Game Total: 47
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Oakland vs San Diego
If You Are Betting On The Oakland Raiders Odds At +4
The Oakland Raiders are 2-3 straight up and against the spread so far this season. The Raiders average 21.4 points, 248.8 passing yards (15th) and 90.0 rushing yards (27th) per game. They are coming off of a 16-10 loss to the Broncos followed by a bye week.
Sophomore QB Derek Carr has thrown 1171 yards, 8 TDs & 3 INTs while completing 63.6% of his passes. Carr has a 93.9 passer rating this season.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 16, 2015
Rookie WR Amari Cooper (28 rec, 386 yards, 2 TDs) has been Carr’s favorite weapon this season. WR Michael Crabtree (37 rec, 318 yards, 1 TD) hasn’t found the end zone over the last three games.
RB Latavius Murray (80 att, 336 yards, 2 TDs) averages 4.2 yards per game, but turnover issues have put him in head-coach Jack Del-Rio’s doghouse. But he is the only three-down back in the Raiders backfield.
Oakland defense allows 24.8 points (19th), 299.0 passing yards (31st) and 83.2 rushing yards (3rd) per game. Malcolm Smith leads the team with 40 tackles, Khalil Mack has three sacks, and Charles Woodson has four interceptions.
If You Are Betting On The San Diego Chargers Odds At -4
The San Diego Chargers are 2-4 straight up and against the spread. The Chargers average 22.7 points (15th), 346.3 passing yards (1st), and 86.7 rushing yards (29th) per game. Last week they lost to the powerhouse Packers, 27-20. The Chargers had first-and-goal at the Green Bay 3-yard line with less than 40 seconds to play and couldn’t reach the end zone in Sunday’s 27-20 defeat. QB Phillip Rivers threw the ball 65 times against Green Bay, completing 43 passes for 503 yards.
“You’ve got to laugh to keep from crying,” quarterback Philip Rivers said. “Another one, another one that’s tough.”
Rivers leads all quarterbacks with 2116 passing yards. He has thrown 14 TDs and 5 INTs. Rivers has thrown for 355 more yards than Andy Dalton, who’s been the second-most prolific passer of 2015. He’s completed 70 percent of his passes and registered a 102.8 passer rating. Rivers has also been sacked 17 times. In his last seven versus the Raiders, he’s completed 69.7 percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions.
WR Keenan Allen (53 rec, 601 yards, 3 TDs) has been the teams most reliable receiver. Last week, Allen caught 14 passes for 157 yards before leaving Lambeau Field with a hip injury. TE Antonio (18 rec, 187 yards, 2 TDs) has made an immediate impact since his return from a 4 game PED suspension. RB Danny Woodhead (26 rec, 332 yards, 0 TD) is also excelling in the short passing game.
Keenan Allen listed as questionable, says he will play vs. Raiders https://t.co/Wp4KLowZZn
— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) October 23, 2015
Rookie RB Melvin Gordon (78 att, 399 yards, 0 TD) has struggled running behind a shaky offensive line, without a full back or a blocking tight-end. He was benched after fumbling twice against the Packers. The 15th overall pick is averaging 3.8 yards per carry, does not have a touchdown and has lost three of his four fumbles.
San Diego’s defense allows 26.8 points (26th), 222.0 passing yards (7th) and 132.5 rushing yards (29th) per game. Eric Weddle leads the team with 43 tackles, Jeremiah Attaochu has 4.0 sacks, and Patrick Robinson has four deflected passes.
Betting Trends Related To This Matchup:
- Oakland Raiders 4-6-1 On Road since last season
- Oakland Raiders 9-10-1 As Underdog or PK since last season
- Oakland Raiders 1-2 When Line was 45.5 to 48.5 this season
- Oakland Raiders 2-6-1 When Line was 45.5 to 48.5 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 4-5-1 As Road Underdog since last season
- San Diego Chargers 5-6 O-U At Home since last season
- San Diego Chargers 1-3 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 this season
- San Diego Chargers 3-6 O-U When Line is 45 to 48 since last season
- San Diego Chargers 1-3 O-U When Line was 45.5 to 48.5 this season
- San Diego Chargers 2-4 O-U When Line was 45.5 to 48.5 since last season
- Oakland Raiders 4-5 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
- San Diego Chargers 0-4 O-U vs Teams Averaging 21 to 25 PPG since last season
The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following a S.U. loss, 5-2 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS loss, 1-4 ATS in their last five games in Week 7, 1-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 0-4 ATS in their last four games in October.
The Chargers are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games as a favorite, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 7, 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win, 1-11 ATS in their last 12 vs. AFC, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC West and 1-11 ATS in their last 12 vs. AFC.
My NFL Week 6 Betting Pick: Broncos -4.
PLAYERS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:
- Oakland: Nate Allen, Justin Tuck, Benson Mayowa.
- San Diego: Darius Philon.