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Raiders Open as 1.5-Point Favorites Over Chargers in Week 10 Thursday Night Football

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The Oakland Raiders are favored at home on Thursday Night Football versus the LA Chargers. Photo By Keith Allison (Wiki Commons) [CC License].
  • BetOnline lists the Oakland Raiders as 1.5-point favorites at home over the Los Angeles Chargers in this week’s Thursday Night Football game
  • The Chargers are 4-0 straight up against Oakland since moving from San Diego to Los Angeles
  • LA is 6-3 SU all-time on Thursday Night Football

In many ways, the Oakland Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers are quite similar. Both teams just posted wins over NFC North opponents.

The Raiders have two wins against the NFC North this season. The Chargers have two wins against the NFC North this season.

LA has won four games this season. Oakland has won four games this season.

The Raiders started in Oakland, moved to Los Angeles, and then moved back to Oakland. The Chargers started in Los Angeles, moved to San Diego and then moved back to Los Angeles.

Perhaps it’s no wonder then that as they clash in Week 10 of the NFL season, the line should be so close.

BetOnline has opened Oakland as 1.5-point favorites over Los Angeles in the Chargers vs Raiders spread.

Los Angeles Chargers vs Oakland Raiders Odds

Team Moneyline Spread Over/Under at BetOnline
Los Angeles Chargers +102 +1.5 (-110) Over 47.0 (-110)
Oakland Raiders -122 -1.5 (-110) Under 47.0 (-110)

Odds taken Nov. 3

The Chargers are 6-3 all-time on Thursday Night Football but 1-2 against the Raiders and 0-1 at Oakland.

Raiders On The Rebound

Oakland ended a two-game winning streak via Sunday’s 31-24 verdict over the Detroit Lions. It was the fourth time in five games that the outcome of a Raiders game was determined by the margin of a touchdown or less.

Offensively, Oakland has remained steady. The Raiders have scored at least 24 points in each of their last five games. The 31 points matched a season high.

Oakland is a solid 3-1 both straight up and against the spread at home this season. The win over the Lions marked the first time all season the Raiders were a home favorite and they covered as the 2.5-point chalk. They are 3-1 ATS in their last four games as a home favorite.

However, Oakland failed to cover as the 3.5-point chalk at home to the Chargers in 2017, losing outright 17-16.

Chargers Making A Charge

Sunday’s 26-11 drubbing of the NFC North-leading Green Bay Packers marked another step in the journey back toward respectability for the Chargers. LA has already lost more games this season (4-5), than the team did all of last season (12-4).

In manhandling the Packers, the Bolts looked like the offensive juggernaut that was so dominant a year ago. They compiled a 442-184 edge in total offensive yardage, and a 24-13 margin in first downs. Time of possession also went heavily in their favor, 35:51 to 24:09.

A team expected to be an AFC contender has won two in a row. The Chargers have also covered the spread in two successive games after going 1-6-1 ATS in their previous eight games.

There Will Be Movement

Anticipate change in this line during the week as it shifts toward the Chargers. Plenty of sharp money was wagered on them the past two weeks and they’ve rewarded that faith. There’s no reason to expect that situation will change this week. And when the sharps lay their money down, lines move.

The same Packers team that was so easily handled by LA dumped the Raiders 42-24 earlier this season. The Chargers are 4-1 ATS in their last five visits to Oakland, including a solid 20-6 verdict there last season as 10-point road favorites.

Overall, they’re 6-1 ATS in their last seven meetings with Oakland. As well, the Bolts are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 road games.

If you’re betting the Chargers, do it now. If you’re planning a play on Oakland, take a wait-and-see approach. It could prove rewarding.

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