The Los Angeles Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders will meet for the last time this season, with the former looking to avenge their loss to the latter weeks ago. Check out our preview of this all-AFC West showdown below, along with our predictions for the score and winner.
Betting Preview for the Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Regular Season Week 15 Game on December 17, 2020
Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
When: Thursday, December 17, 2020, 8:20 PM ET
TV Broadcast: FOX/NFLN/Amazon
Betting on the Los Angeles Chargers (+3.5)
Regular Season Record: 4-9
After a humiliating loss to the New England Patriots in Week 13, the Chargers put that embarrassment behind them and rebounded by beating the Atlanta Falcons at home last Sunday, 20-17. Justin Herbert threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns with an interception on 36-of-44 completions. He’s hoping to carry his momentum into the rematch with the Raiders, and he will likely so. The Raiders have one of the softest pass defenses in the league, and Herbert has had success against that stop unit this season, albeit in a 31-26 home loss back in Week 9. Herbert threw for 326 passing yards and two touchdowns with zero picks thrown on 28-of-42 completions in that game, and should be feeling it again against the Raiders’ pass defense that has allowed six passing touchdowns in the last three games.
The over is 8-2 in the Chargers’ last 10 road games.
Betting on the Las Vegas Raiders (-3.5)
Regular Season Record: 7-6
The Raiders’ struggles on defense doomed them again, as they picked up a 44-27 loss at home at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts, who crushed Las Vegas with their rushing attack. Defense has been a problem for the Raiders, who had to fire their defensive coordinator after that Colts game. Perhaps, that move could spark the Raiders’ stop unit a bit when they face the Chargers, who are a prolific team in terms of total yards but usually struggles in finishing up drives with a score. In fact, the Chargers are eighth in the NFL in total offense but only 22nd in scoring offense, partly due to their inability to consistently take care of the ball. The Chargers are turning the ball over 1.2 times per contest, 14th in the NFL.
The Raiders are 2-1 against the spread in their last three home games.
The Raiders win, 32-27.
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