Free Week 5 NFL Prediction: Raiders vs. Chargers NFL Odds
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NFL Week 5 Handicapping
(1-3) Oakland Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Time: 4:05 PM
Venue: StubHub Center
Week 5 ATS Betting Lines: Chargers -5.5
NFL Week 5 Moneyline Odds: OFF
Week 5 NFL Betting Total: 53.5
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We have reached week five of the NFL season and this is a matchup between two teams who wishes they could have gotten off to a better start to the season.
In this one the Oakland Raiders make the trip to the StubHub Center to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in an AFC West showdown.
When the Oakland Raiders signed Jon Gruden to a ten year contract they had high expectations for this first season under him but so far that hasn’t been the case.
They come into this game with a 1-3 record and in all honesty, they probably should be 0-4 if it wasn’t for a couple of gifts from the refs.
Against the Browns in their last game they had a clear fumble be blown dead which should have been a turnover and they had a questionable overturn of a call which resulted in the Browns not picking up a first down.
In the end it was a field goal in overtime that was the difference and they came out ahead in the game winning by a final score of 45-42.
For the Raiders all season the offense has been good, but the defense has been one of the worst in the NFL giving up 30.8 points per game which is 31st in the NFL.
In this game the defense is going to need to find a way to be better. They can’t keep getting into shootouts and expect to win the game.
Los Angeles Chargers
On the other side of this matchup is the Los Angeles Chargers who come into this game with a 2-2 record but in the two wins they haven’t been impressive.
In their last game they took on a San Francisco 49ers team playing with their backup quarterback and they only won by two points.
In all honesty they were lucky to come out with a victory and they have to feel like they escaped a game that would have been a major upset.
Like the Raiders this is a good offensive team, but on the defensive side of the ball they really struggle, something that wasn’t expected to happen at the beginning of the season.
On the offensive side of the ball the Chargers are led by Phillip Rivers who has been fantastic this year. He has thrown for 1156 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions.
In this game the defense is going to need to be better. At some point it needs to improve and against a good offense it’s going to be a big test.
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4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Raiders ATS
This is two good offensive teams but the game is going to come down to what defense can step up big.
NFL Free Week 5 Score Prediction: Chargers 27 – Raiders 24
I think the Chargers will make a lot stop and that will be the difference. The Chargers will win the game but the Raiders will cover the spread.
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