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

Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers - 10/15/17 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

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 -5.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders meet Sunday in NFL action at Oakland Coliseum.

The Los Angeles Chargers hope to win back-to-back games for the first time this season to crawl out of their 1-4 hole. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost seven of their last 10 road games. Philip Rivers is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 1,365 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Rivers has two or more touchdown passes in 12 of his last 14 games. Keenan Allen and Tyrell Williams have combined for 661 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Travis Benjamin has 13 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 78.8 yards per contest, and Melvin Gordon leads the way with 273 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 23 points and 351.4 yards per game. Jatavis Brown leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 46 tackles, Melvin Ingram has 7.5 sacks and Adrian Phillips has one interception.  


The Oakland Raiders could use a win here to snap a three-game losing streak and get back to a .500 record. The Oakland Raiders have won seven of their last nine home games. Derek Carr is completing 67.9 percent of his passes for 753 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Carr has been upgraded to probable despite a back injury and missing last week. Michael Crabtree and Jared Cook have combined for 447 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Seth Roberts has 11 receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 90.6 yards per contest, and Marshawn Lynch leads the way with 194 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 21.8 points and 351.2 yards per game. Karl Joseph leads the Oakland Raiders with 36 tackles, Khalil Mack has four sacks and David Amerson has four pass deflections.

The Chargers are 11-4-1 ATS in their last 16 road games, 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. AFC and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Raiders are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC West and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Chargers are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 meetings in Oakland, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 meetings and the over is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Oakland.

Still no clue if Carr is going to play in this game, but either way, this seems like too many numbers to give the Chargers, a team that always gives other AFC West teams a run for their money. The Chargers may not win many games, but they have a ton of contests that come down to the wire, and Rivers should be able to carve up an Oakland defense that isn't exactly good. Also, if Carr doesn't play in this game, the Chargers could win outright. I don't think highly of Oakland without its star quarterback.


Randy’s Pick Los Angeles Chargers +5.5

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