Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:05 PM (Dignity Health Sports Park )
LAC -5 O/U 47.5
Oakland is coming off of a narrow loss to Jacksonville. The Raiders record dropped to 6-8 on the year in what should be the last game in Oakland for the Raiders. What is interesting is the Raiders managed to keep the game close and only allowed 20 points to be scored against them and came close by getting 16 points of their own.
In the loss to the Jaguars the Raiders did have Derek Carr have an impressive day. Carr went 22-36 for 267 yards and a touchdown. The running attack was led by Josh Jacobs with 24 carries for 89 yards on the day.
The Chargers are coming into the game after being embarrassed in their last game by the Minnesota Vikings. Los Angeles was unable to really do much in the game on either side of the ball as the Vikings defense contained the Chargers offense to 10 points, but the really bad part for the Los Angeles team was the 39 points the Chargers gave up. The loss dropped the Chargers to 5-9 overall and 2-5 at home.
With the Chargers the loss was one that was expected, but it was not expected to be a blowout. The Chargers were led on the offensive side by Philip River who went 28-39 with 307 yards in the air. Rivers did get a touchdown in the game, but was picked off 3 times. The rushing attack for Los Angeles was missing with 3 runners carrying the ball a combined 19 times for only 62 yards.
- Oakland are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games.
- LA Chargers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of LA Chargers' last 5 games.
The Chargers are looking to have an impressive day at home, but the last game was a major struggle for the Chargers and exposed Rivers to a lot of pressure. The Chargers will look to Rivers to lead the team, but the tank is dry for Rivers and he is unable to do much for the Chargers as the Raiders have a great defense that will keep Rivers under pressure. Look for the pressure to make a difference in the game as the Chargers are unable to do much and the Raiders are able to rely on Carr to come into the game and bring home win based off of his great arm that has been doing really well on the year. Final Score Prediction, Oakland Raiders win, but grab the points 24-17.