Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) at Las Vegas Raiders (7-6)
NFL Football: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:20 pm (Allegiant Stadium)
The Line: Las Vegas Raiders -3.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Las Vegas Raiders face off with the Los Angeles Chargers Thursday Night in week 15 NFL AFC West action at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.
The Los Angeles Chargers could use a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Los Angeles Chargers have lost five straight road games. Justin Herbert is completing 66.3 percent of his passes for 3,467 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Herbert has two or more touchdown passes in eight of their last nine games. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams have combined for 1,547 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Hunter Henry has 55 receptions. The Los Angeles Chargers ground game is averaging 112.6 yards per contest, and Austin Ekeler leads the way with 407 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 27.8 points and 337.1 yards per game. Kenneth Murray Jr. leads the Los Angeles Chargers with 88 tackles, Joey Bosa has 7.5 sacks and Michael Davis has three interceptions.
The Las Vegas Raiders need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Las Vegas Raiders have lost four of their last five home games. Derek Carr is completing 68.2 percent of his passes for 3,343 yards, 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Carr has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 12 games. Darren Waller and Nelson Agholor have combined for 1,452 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Hunter Renfrow has 47 receptions. The Las Vegas Raiders ground game is averaging 117.9 yards per contest, and Josh Jacobs leads the way with 831 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Las Vegas is allowing 30.1 points and 384.2 yards per game. Johnathan Abram leads the Las Vegas Raiders with 77 tackles, Maxx Crosby has six sacks and Jeff Heath has three interceptions.
The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Raiders are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in December and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 vs. AFC. The over is 8-2 in Chargers last 10 road games. The over is 9-3-1 in Raiders last 13 games overall. The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Las Vegas. The road team is 9-3 ATS in their last 12 meetings.
The Los Angeles Chargers have had issues finishing games all season long and all four of their wins have come against teams with losing records. The Las Vegas Raiders have lost three of their last four games and have allowed 28 or more points in each game during that stretch. The Raiders have also played their worst football at home this season. The Chargers will probably blow another lead and lose this game, but I'm not laying chalk with the Raiders in their current form. The hook may come in handy here. Give me the Chargers.