The Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in a week 4 NFL matchup from Sofi Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Raiders Drop Back-To-Back Games
The Las Vegas Raiders come into this game on the heels of back-to-back losses after a 23-18 defeat at the hands of the Steelers last time out, dropping to 1-2 on the year. Jimmy Garoppolo has thrown for 709 yards, 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 68.1% passing while Josh Jacobs has 108 rushing yards. Davante Adams has a team-high 25 receptions for 322 yards and 3 touchdowns while Jakobi Meyers has 16 receptions for 166 yards and 2 TDs. On defense, Robert Spillane has a team-high 28 total tackles while Maxx Crosby has a pair of sacks this season.
Las Vegas Raiders Team Facts
The Raiders have lost seven of their last eight road games against teams that held a losing record.
The Raiders have failed to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 road games against teams that held a losing record.
The Raiders have won the first quarter in each of their last two October games as underdogs against AFC West opponents.
The Raiders have lost the first half in each of their last five games following a home loss.
The Raiders have scored the first touchdown in seven of their last eight games.
Las Vegas Raiders Player Prop Facts
Josh Jacobs ranked 1st in the NFL in Rushing Yards (1653) last season
Chargers Get First Win Of The Season
The Los Angeles Chargers picked up their first win of the season after a 28-24 victory over Minnesota in their last matchup, improving to 1-2 this season. Justin Herbert has thrown for 939 yards and 6 touchdowns on 74.4% passing while Joshua Kelley has a team-high 142 rushing yards and a touchdown. Keenan Allen leads the Chargers’ receiving group with 32 receptions for 402 yards and 2 touchdowns as well this season. On defense, Derwin James Jr. has a team-high 24 total tackles while Joey Bosa has a team-high 3 sacks and Tuli Tuipulotu has a pair of sacks as well this season.
Los Angeles Chargers Team Facts
The underdogs have won each of the Chargers' last four games.
The road team has covered the spread in seven of the Chargers' last eight Week 4 games.
The Chargers have scored the first touchdown in each of their last 10 games.
The Chargers have won the first quarter in each of their last six Week 4 games against AFC opponents.
The Chargers have won the first half in eight of their last nine home games against AFC West opponents.
Los Angeles Chargers Player Prop Facts
Austin Ekeler ranked 1st in the NFL in Touchdowns (18) last season
The Chargers ranked 31st in the NFL in average yards per punt (43.6) last season
The Chargers ranked 30th in the NFL in rushing yards per game (89.6) last season
The Raiders ranked 32nd in the NFL in average punt return (5.8 yards) last season
The Raiders ranked 1st in the AFC West for rushing yards per game last season (121.1)
I’m sticking with the Chargers here. I’m a bit concerned for Los Angeles and the passing game with Mike Williams out for the year, but I’m even more concerned for the Las Vegas Raiders with Josh McDaniels as their head coach with the errors he made in that Steelers game late. I think he’s going to be on thin ice for the foreseeable future but I don’t see his team being able to keep pace with a Chargers team that should be winning this one by a touchdown. Give me the Chargers here.