After dealing with cold weather in Cleveland, Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders will be playing under better conditions this coming weekend when they visit the LA Chargers. Read our preview and check out the betting trends and our pick for this game below.
Betting Preview for the Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Regular Season Week 9 Game on November 8, 2020
Where: SoFi Stadium, Inglewood
When: Sunday, November 8, 2020, 4:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (+2)
Regular Season Record: 4-3
The Raiders are back to their winning ways after grounding out a 16-6 win on the road against the Cleveland Browns in Week 8. Playing in chilly weather, the Raiders opted to lean more on their rushing attack, which produced 208 rushing yards on 45 carries to eat up so much time on the clock. Josh Jacobs had 128 rushing yards on 31 carries and was instrumental in giving the Raiders 71 plays to just 47 by Cleveland. Meanwhile, Derek Carr had 112 passing yards (15/24) and a touchdown with zero interceptions. He also rushed for 41 yards on six carries. The Raiders are a rush-heavy team that is sixth in the NFL so far this season with a 46.33 rushing play percentage and they should continue to pound the ball into Jacobs’ hands in Week 9 since the Chargers just allowed 108 rushing yards on just 16 carries (6.8 yards per carry) to the Denver Broncos last Sunday. On the season, Jacobs has rushed for 522 yards and five touchdowns.
The Raiders, who are averaging 26.7 points per game, are 5-1 against the spread in their last six away from home, dating back to their Oakland days.
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (-2)
Regular Season Record: 2-5
The Chargers just keep on losing in close games, which could understandably be taking a toll on the team. The Chargers became the first team to lose four straight games in which they held at least a 16-point lead after losing to the Denver Broncos on the road last Sunday, 31-30. But if the Atlanta Falcons, who have suffered arguably even more embarrassing losses this season in successive fashion could find a way to end their streak, why can’t the Chargers, who have a rookie quarterback who doesn’t seem to back down against anyone? Justin Herbert has been a bright spot for the Chargers despite the losses. Since taking over the starting duties in Week 2, the former Oregon Ducks signal-caller has connected on 67.4 percent of his passes and amassed 1,542 passing yards to go along with 12 touchdowns. The Chargers’ defense isn’t exactly a model of brilliance, and it’s definitely one that can be capitalized on by Herbert and the Chargers’ offense that is scoring 25.6 points per game. The tandem of Keenan Allen and Mike Williams is becoming a problem, especially with the rise of the latter of late. Williams has recorded at least 99 receiving yards in two of his last three games, with three touchdown grabs over that stretch.
The under is 8-2 in the Chargers’ last 10 home games.
The Raiders win, 28-24.
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