By Marcus Mosher | | 4 mins
Chargers vs Raiders Betting Lines & Picks To Back For TNF
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This week on Thursday Night Football, we have an AFC West matchup with playoff implications. The Los Angeles Chargers are out of the playoff hunt, but the Las Vegas Raiders need to win out to earn a Wild Card berth. To do so, they will need to defeat rookie phenom Justin Herbert and the explosive Chargers’ offense.
To prepare you for that game, here are the odds, picks and NFL betting tips you need for Chargers-Raiders in Week 15.
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Chargers vs Raiders Betting Analysis
The first Chargers-Raiders meeting came down to the final play. An apparent winning touchdown reception by Los Angeles tight end Donald Parham was eventually ruled incomplete, and the Raiders survived to win 31-26 on Nov. 8. This game will have significant playoff implications for the Raiders as they need to win their final three games to have a shot at the postseason. Even then, Las Vegas likely needs some help to get in.
Chargers-Raiders Moneyline Betting
The Raiders are moneyline favorites in this game despite their blowout loss to their Colts in Week 14. Las Vegas couldn't stop the rushing attack of Indianapolis as the Colts totaled over 200 yards. Worse yet, Philip Rivers had all day in the pocket as the Raiders recorded just one quarterback pressure. But can Vegas get a much-needed win in Week 15?
The Chargers have been so up-and-down that it's tough to guess what type of team will show up on Thursday night. They were shut out by the Patriots in Week 13 and pulled off an improbable win against the Falcons on Sunday.
The most frustrating part about the Chargers in the past few weeks has been their offense. Quarterback Justin Herbert is playing well, but the rest of the offense is struggling. Against one of the league's worst defenses, it will be fascinating to see if they can get back on track in Week 15. We grabbed the Raiders at -180 to win at BetMGM.
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Chargers-Raiders Spread Betting
This game certainly means more for the Raiders, so look for them to play with a sense of urgency, especially after they fired defensive coordinator Paul Guenther. The Raiders will likely lean on their offense, specifically their rushing attack, to win this game. Don't be surprised if they cover the spread with relative ease. They are the far better team and should get enough stops on defense to hold the Chargers under 27 points.
Also, the Chargers have been awful on the road this season, losing five straight. The Raiders have won four of their past six games against the AFC West with their only two losses coming against the Chiefs (2020) and Broncos (2019). Jon Gruden's teams have done pretty well inside the division. We got Las Vegas to cover -3.5 at FOX Bet.
Chargers-Raiders Over/Under Betting
This game's total is around 54 points, but that seems low given how well both quarterbacks have played this season. Herbert and Raiders counterpart Derek Carr have been fantastic, while their defenses have allowed points at will. Both sides allow more than 27.5 points per game this season and neither team appears to be improving in that area.
Look for this to be a back-and-forth game on Thursday, with both sides scoring at least in the high 20s. Take the over and root for this game to turn into a shootout in the desert. We took the Over at 54.5 with BetAmerica.