Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Los Angeles Chargers (1-4) at Oakland Raiders (2-3)

NFL Football: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 4:25 pm (Oakland Alameda Coliseum)

The Line: Oakland Raiders -3.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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It’s an AFC West showdown in week 6 NFL action, as the Los Angeles Chargers take on the Oakland Raiders.

The Los Angeles Chargers will look to build some momentum after notching their first win of the season, a 27-22 victory over the New York Giants in their last outing. Philip Rivers threw for 258 yards, 3 touchdowns and an interception on 21 of 44 passing, while Melvin Gordon led the Chargers’ ground game with 20 carries for 105 yards. Gordon also racked up 58 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns on a team-high 6 catches, while Keenan Allen led the team with 67 receiving yards and Hunter Henry caught a TD pass of his own in the win. Defensively, the Chargers combined for 5 sacks, including a pair of sacks from both Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, while it was Ingram who also forced and recovered his own fumble in the victory.

The Oakland Raiders will try to rebound after their 3rd straight defeat, this time a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in their last outing. EJ Manuel threw for 159 yards and a touchdown on 13 of 26 passing, while Marshawn Lynch led the team with 12 carries for 43 yards and a touchdown in the loss. Michael Crabtree led the team with 6 catches for 82 yards and a touchdown, while Seth Roberts added 34 receiving yards and Jared Cook chipped in 3 catches of his own in the loss. Defensively, a James Cowser forced fumble was the lone highlight as the Raiders gave up 365 yards of total offense to Baltimore in the losing effort.

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Los Angeles is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 division matchups and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall while the over is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games following a win. Oakland is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games while the under is 16-1 in their last 17 week 6 matchups. The underdog is 14-2 ATS in the last 16 meetings between these two teams.

I said before, with Carr out, I think we will make a lot of money fading the Raiders, and that’s exactly what paid off last week and I think we could take advantage of it again here. The Chargers finally have the monkey off of their back with the first win of the season, and the Raiders seem like a completely different team without Carr under center, and not in a good way. I like the Chargers here to not only cover but to win this one outright, so take the points if you want, but I’ll personally take the Chargers on the money line to get some extra value.

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Chris’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers +3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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