Chargers vs. Raiders - 10/25/15 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Raiders (2-3) at San Diego Chargers (2-4)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 4:05 pm (Qualcomm Stadium)
The Line: San Diego Chargers -4 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers meet late Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium.
The Oakland Raiders look for their second road win which would put them a game above a .500 record. Derek Carr is completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 1,171 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Carr has five touchdown passes in his last three games. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have combined for 704 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Marcel Reece has 14 receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 90 yards per contest, and Latavius Murray leads the way with 336 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 24.8 points and 382.4 yards per game. Malcolm Smith leads the Raiders with 40 tackles, Khalil Mack has three sacks and Charles Woodson has four interceptions. Denico Autry, Justin Ellis and Taiwan Jones are questionable.
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The San Diego Chargers need a victory in the worst way after losing four of their last five games. Philip Rivers is completing 70 percent of his passes for 2,116 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions. Rivers has 868 passing yards in his last two games. Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead have combined for 933 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Malcom Floyd has 16 receptions. The San Diego Chargers ground game is averaging 86.7 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 299 yards on 78 carries. Defensively, San Diego is allowing 26.8 points and 354.3 yards per game. Eric Weddle leads the Chargers with 43 tackles, Jeremiah Attaochu has four sacks and Patrick Robinson has four pass deflections. Keenan Allen, Manti Te'o and Stevie Johnson are questionable.
The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Chargers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games and Chargers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games. The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings in San Diego and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings overall.
The Chargers have beaten the Raiders in six of the last seven meetings, and Rivers is red hot. While the Raiders are being far more compeitive than they've been in the past, it's not resulting in victories just yet.
I look for the Chargers to continue to beat up on the Raiders and cover the reasonable number here.