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NFL Betting Preview: Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers

December 14, 2023



Week 15 of the NFL season will kickoff on Thursday night when two AFC West rivals square off against each other as the Los Angeles Chargers will travel to Paradise, Nevada to face the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium with the game scheduled to start at 8:15 PM ET and will air on Amazon Prime.

 

Los Angeles’s chances of making the playoffs this season are quickly fading as they enter this game having lost four of their last five games including a 7-24 loss at home against the Denver Broncos which has dropped their record to 5-8 and puts them two games behind the Browns, Steelers, Colts, Broncos, Bengals, Texans, and Bills for the three Wild Card spots in the AFC. The offense for the Chargers has looked dreadful over the last three games as they are only averaging 7.67 points per game during that time. However, the Los Angeles Chargers still remain an above-average scoring team as they enter this game averaging 21.69 points per game which is above the 21.68 average for the rest of the league. 

 

The Los Angeles Chargers will look to bounce back following the 7-24 loss at home against the Broncos when they travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders.

 

The Las Vegas Raiders are on a three-game losing streak following a 0-3 shutout loss at home against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday which has dropped their record to 5-8 and puts them in 13th place in the AFC. The Raiders have struggled on offense for the majority of the season as they enter this game averaging 15.54 points per game which is the 5th lowest average in the league.

 

Last season, the Raiders had one of the best rushing offenses in the NFL as Josh Jacobs won the rushing title, however, this season they have been one of the worst rushing teams in the NFL as they are averaging 80.62 rushing yards per game which is the lowest in the NFL. The Raiders will look to end their three-game losing streak when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night in week 15 of the NFL season.

 

BookMaker has the Las Vegas Raiders listed as 3-point favorites at home against the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night in week 15 of the NFL season. The teams are 5-5 in the last ten meetings while Los Angeles has won two of the last three contests. The teams are 5-5 ATS in the last ten while the Chargers are 2-1 ATS in the last three games in the series.

 

The Los Angeles Chargers are 5-8 ATS overall, 3-3 ATS on the road, 0-4 ATS as an underdog, and 1-2 ATS in division games this season while the Las Vegas Raiders are 6-6-1 ATS overall, 4-2-1 ATS at home, 3-2 ATS as a favorite, and 1-2

ATS in division games on the year.

 

Both teams enter this game with identical records of 5-8 and are quickly fading from the playoff picture. However, Las Vegas has been the better team this season at covering the spread as they are 6-6-1 ATS overall and 3-2 ATS as a favorite while Los Angeles is 5-8 ATS overall and has yet to cover the spread as an underdog with a record of 0-4 ATS as an underdog. As a result, I am laying the points with the Las Vegas Raiders when they host the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday night. 

 

Spooky Express Pick: Las Vegas Raiders -3