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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders - 10/7/18 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Oakland Raiders (1-3) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)
Date & Time Sunday October 7, 2018, 4:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -6 -- Over/Under: 51.5
TV Channel
CBS
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NFL | Oakland Raiders (1-3) at Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)
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The Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers will match up in NFL activity from StubHub Center on Sunday. 

The Raiders enter this game with a 1-3 record so far. Oakland opened things up with losses to the Rams 33-13, the Broncos 20-19 and the Dolphins 28-20 before taking a highly controversial 45-42 victory over the Browns. 

In the Cleveland game, Oakland QB Derek Carr finished with 437 yards, four TDs and two picks, with Amari Cooper getting most of the work on 128 yards and a TD from eight catches. Marshawn Lynch led the Raiders rush with 130 yards on 20 carries. 

Over on the Chargers’ side, they’re currently 2-2 this season. Los Angeles fell to the Chiefs 38-28 before beating the Bills 31-20, then dropped one to the Rams 35-23 before taking a win 29-27 over the 49ers. 

In the San Francisco game, Chargers QB Philip Rivers posted 250 yards, three scores and one INT; Melvin Gordon was the lead rusher on 104 yards from 15 carries. Keenan Allen led the Chargers receivers with 63 yards from seven catches. 

Oakland is 16-34-1 ATS in their last 51 following an ATS win and 5-11-2 ATS in their last 18 overall. The Raiders are also 2-6-1 ATS in the last nine road games and 1-4 ATS in their last five in October. 

Meanwhile, the Chargers are 5-2 ATS in their last seven following an ATS loss and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 home games. LA is 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall and 1-4 ATS in their last five on grass. 

People will be talking about the Raiders’ victory all week—mostly about the fact that it should have been a loss. Oakland’s numbers on offense were pretty impressive, but the ghost of Khalil Mack looms large on the other side. 

As for LA, their two losses have come against good teams in the Chiefs and Rams, but their wins came against two not-so-good teams in the Bills and Niners. Still, the Chargers have a veteran QB and a lot of talent, with some very winnable games on the horizon. I’m going with LA here.

Pick:
Los Angeles Chargers -6

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