Free NFL Prediction: Chargers vs Raiders
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(1-3) San Diego Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders (3-1)
Date: Sunday October 9th
Time: 1:05 PM
Venue: Oakland Coliseum in Los Angeles, California
ATS Betting Lines: Oakland -4.5
NFL Moneyline Odds:
NFL Betting Total: 50.0
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Third-year Quarterback, Derek Carr, is a former 2nd round pick that appears to be the real deal. He has also been granted a variety of solid young weapons around him to work with.
The Sunday afternoon kickoff is set for 1:25 ET in Oakland, with Carr starting opposite one of the the veteran gunslinger in San Diego, Phillip Rivers, in what should be an all-offense battle.
San Diego Chargers
Phillip Rivers is now in his 11th season as a starting NFL Quarterback and has ammassed 42,557 yards to-date in his career.
In each of Rivers’ past three seasons he’s registered a Passer Rating of 93.8 or better, and currently has a 104.5 in 2016 thus far, which sits nearly nine points higher than his career mark of 95.7.
Injuries have ravaged the Chargers early on this season, claiming the seasons of star wideout Keenan Allan and their best receiving option out of the backfield in Danny Woodhead.
Antonio Gates has also missed the past two games, though the Chargers have received nice performances from Hunter Henry and Travis Benjamin to make-up some of the losses.
The San Diego defense looks like it’s in tough this season, already having allowed 108 points over this first four games for an average of 27/game.
First round pick, Joey Bosa, appears ready to play and should help, but expecting a rookie to completely turnaround a terrible defense doesn’t look like a promising bet.
Oakland is coming off of a big road win in Baltimore, topping the Ravens 28-27. Derek Carr threw for four touchdowns and now has a total of nine on the young season.
Carr has improved his passer rating in each of his three seasons in the league.
He currently owns a 104.6 rating through the first quarter of the 2016 season after finishing at 91.1 last year, and now has raised his career mark of 86.1.
Amari Cooper was a top-5 pick in the 2015 draft and was selected to be a surefire #1 wideout option.
While he leads Oakland with 318 yards, they have decreased in every game and it’s Michael Crabtree who is getting the endzone looks, recording 3 TDs this past Sunday against Baltimore.
The Raiders’ defense was supposed to be vastly improved entering this year, led by Khalil Mack- another top draft pick who appears to be a future superstar on the defensive side of the ball.
Thus far this year, however, they rank right next to the Chargers with 106 total points allowed.
NFL Betting Trends:
- The two teams sit 7th and 8th last, respectively, in points allowed this seaosn
- Phillip Rivers has thrown for 1,110 yards this season with 7 TDs
- The Chargers are 0-2 on the road in 2016
- Michael Crabtree is tied for the league-lead in receiving TDs with 4
- Oakland has lost their only game at home this season, but are 3-0 on the road
4* Free NFL Betting Prediction: Over 50.0
Both of these defenses have been completely terrible so far this season and it shouldn’t change much here. Each of these offenses have put up points, considered both the Raiders and Chargers have “plus” point-differentials on the year despite their inefficient defenses.
NFL Free Score Prediction: San Diego 28 – Oakland 31
This should be a shootout, with Rivers and Carr going head-to-head in an arms race of who can rack up more points to offset their respective defenses. It should be a tight game, but I’ll smash the over without hesitation.
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