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NFL: LA Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders Prediction 12/14/2023

The Los Angeles Chargers (5-8) travel to face off against the Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) on Thursday, December 14th. This game will be played at Allegiant Stadium in Allegiant Stadium and televised on AMZN. Both the Chargers and Raiders will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 ET.

Chargers vs Raiders

The Chargers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This week, the Chargers are hoping to bounce back from a 24-7 loss to the Broncos. Along with their outright defeat, the Chargers couldn’t cover the spread despite being favored by 3.

Versus the Broncos, the Chargers finished with 19 rushing attempts, and Austin Ekeler led the way with 51 yards. Meanwhile, Easton Stick had 24 pass attempts, resulting in 179 yards and a passer rating of 78.

The Chargers’ defense wrapped up the game with two sacks and one interception vs. the Broncos. Additionally, the team’s secondary yielded 216 passing yards, while the rush defense permitted 106 rushing yards.

In the AFC-West standings, the Chargers are in 3rd place with a record of 5-8. Within the AFC, Los Angeles is 12th, heading into week 15.

The Chargers have put together an above .500 record versus the spread this season, currently at 5-8. Their average scoring margin for this season is 0. Currently, the Chargers have an average over/under line of 46.6 points for this season. Their games have been averaging 43.4 points per game, leading to an over/under record of 3-10.

Chargers Injury Report

  • Corey Linsley – Heart (Out)
  • Nick Williams – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Keenan Allen – Heel (Questionable)
  • Mike Williams – Knee (Out)
  • Joey Bosa – Foot (Out)
  • Sebastian Joseph-Day – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Gerald Everett – Hip (Questionable)
  • Justin Herbert – Finger (Doubtful)
  • Justin Hollins – Knee (Probable)
  • Donald Parham Jr. – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Zack Bailey – Back (Out)
  • Tanner Muse – Knee (Out)
  • Kenneth Murray Jr. – Shoulder (Probable)
  • Chris Rumph II – Foot (Out)
  • Joshua Palmer – Knee (Questionable)
  • Raheem Layne – Knee (Out)
  • Andrew Trainer – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Otito Ogbonnia – Knee (Questionable)
  • Zion Johnson – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Deane Leonard – Ankle/heel (Questionable)
  • Amen Ogbongbemiga – Hamstring (Questionable)
  • Amechi Uzodinma – Undisclosed (Out)

The Raiders Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This week, the Raiders aim to recover from their 3-0 loss to the Vikings. With their 3 point loss, the Raiders ended with a push vs. the spread. Going into the game, they were 3-point underdogs.

Against Minnesota, quarterback Aidan O’Connell had a passer rating of 66 while completing 65% of his passes. Overall, he ended the game with 171 yards through the air.

The Vikings looked to establish the run against the Raiders in week 14, running the ball 30 times for 132. Las Vegas’ defense finished the game by allowing a total of 231 yards which included 99 yards vs. the pass.

Over the course of 13 games, the Raiders have put together a record of 5-8. This positions them 4th in the AFC-West and 13th in the AFC.

When it comes to the spread, the Raiders have a 6-6-1 record. Heading into week 15, their scoring margin is at -4.4 (per game). To date this season, games involving Las Vegas rank 25th in total points. Their over/under record stands at 3-10, and the average over/under line for their games is 42.7 points.

Raiders Injury Report

  • Adam Butler – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Kolton Miller – Shoulder (Questionable)
  • Brandon Facyson – Shin (Questionable)
  • Curtis Bolton – Groin (Questionable)
  • Austin Walter – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Maxx Crosby – Knee (Questionable)
  • Josh Jacobs – Quad (Questionable)
  • Andre James – Ankle (Questionable)
  • Amik Robertson – Wrist (Questionable)
  • Dalton Wagner – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Kana’i Mauga – Knee (Questionable)
  • Brittain Brown – Undisclosed (Out)
  • Darien Butler – Undisclosed (Out)

Chargers Offense Breakdown

With an average of 21.7 points per contest, the Los Angeles offense currently ranks 15th in the league.

Coming into this week’s game Los Angeles’ passing game is ranked 10th in passing yards. Additionally, they are positioned 4th in pass attempts, with an average of 37.1 passes per game.

When it comes to rushing, the Chargers are averaging 3.7 yards per attempt while running the ball an average of 24.8 times per game. At 96 rushing yards per contest, they are 26th in the league.

Raiders Offense Breakdown

The Las Vegas offense is currently ranked 25th in the league, averaging 15.5 points per contest.

In the passing game, the Raiders are averaging 197.1 passing yards per game, which is 22nd in the league. So far, 63.7% of their first downs have come through the passing game.

Looking at their ground game, the Raiders have been carrying the ball an average of 23.2 times per game and are 32nd in rushing yards. They have an average of 3.4 yards per rushing attempt.

Chargers Team Defense

The Chargers defense takes on the Raiders having given up an average of 21.7 points per game. So far, they are 19th in quarterback hits and are giving up 375.1 yards per contest.

Raiders Team Defense

In terms of turnovers, the Las Vegas defense has 14 takeaways, which is 10th in the NFL. Overall, they are giving up 19.9 points per game and 335.1 yards.

Chargers vs Raiders Trends

  • Los Angeles has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 17 points per game while allowing 9. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Across the Raiders last ten home games, the team averaged 17 points per game while allowing 23. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 4-6, while going 3-7 straight-up.
  • Going back to their last five games as the underdog, the Chargers have a straight up record of 0-5. But, their mark vs the spread was just 1-4.
  • As the betting favorite, the Raiders have an ATS record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.

Chargers vs Raiders Prediction

I’m going with Los Angeles to cover on the spread at +3. The Los Angeles rushing offense is likely to exploit a Las Vegas defense, that didn’t defend well against the run in their last game. Lock in Los Angeles at +3.

For this week’s game, I’m going with the over. All of Los Angeles’ previous matchups, which all had higher lines than 33.5. We anticipate this game will finish with 44 points.

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