Chargers vs Raiders Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1
Check out our free Raiders vs Chargers prediction for the NFL week 1 game in Inglewood. See who USA Wager likes to win and cover the spread in this football game. And, get our insight into the best over-under point total bet.
Raiders vs Chargers Prediction & NFL Odds for Week 1
On Sunday, September 11th, the Las Vegas Raiders travel to take on the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. This AFC West showdown has a kickoff time set for 4:25 PM ET, and will be televised on CBS.
The odds for this game opened with the Chargers as the -4.0 point road favorite. Los Angeles opened with a payout of -180 on the moneyline compared to the current odds of -186. On the other side, Las Vegas opened by getting 155 on the moneyline. Their current moneyline odds sit at 152.
Heading into Sunday’s game, Los Angeles is the odds on favorite to come away with the win. Will they be able to take care of business at home? Or, does Las Vegas have what it takes to make things interesting? Keep reading to USA Wager’s Raiders vs Chargers prediction.
- Spread: LV 3.5 | LAC -3.5
- MoneyLine: LV 152 | LAC -186
- Total: 52.0
Raiders vs Chargers Prediction: Spread
Looking back to last year, the Las Vegas Raiders covered the spread in less than half of their games, going just 8-9-0 ATS. The team’s performance vs the spread came while being favored in 6 games.
Similar to their overall ATS record, betting the Las Vegas Raiders on the road provided mixed results as they covered at a rate of 50.0%. In these games, the Raiders had a negative average scoring differential of -2.8 points.
Last season, the Chargers were a below .500 team against the spread, finishing just 8-9-0. The team’s up and down performance vs the spread was disappointing, as they were the betting favorite in 12 of their games.
Although the Chargers had a decent overall ATS record, taking them to cover on the home was a losing bet, as they did so at a rate of just 44.0%. In these games, the Los Angeles Chargers had a positive average scoring differential of 5.2 points.
Heading into the game, the Los Angeles Chargers are the heavy favorite, with a spread sitting at -3.5. Look for Los Angeles to take care of business at home, covering the spread. On their way to covering, look for Los Angeles to have a big game on offense. Last year’s team ranked 5th in points per game, and will be facing a Las Vegas defense that allowed an average of 25.8 points per contest.
- Free Spread Prediction: Los Angeles Chargers -3.5
Raiders vs Chargers Prediction: Total
Last season, the Las Vegas Raiders had an over-under record of 8-9-0.
The over under line of 52.0, is right in line with the team’s 2021-2022 average of 47.5 points. However, 88.0% of their contests had betting lines set lower than this week’s figure.
Las Vegas accounted for less than half of the overall scoring in the 2021-2022 season at 46.0%. This trend includes games that surpassed the over-under betting line, where the Raiders were responsible for 47.0% of the points.
When playing on the road, the Raiders finished the season averaging 21.75 points per game, right in line with their season average of 22.0. Overall, the team’s defense gave up an average of 25.82 points per game, similar to their road figure of 25.88.
Last season, Los Angeles had an over-under record of 10-6-1.
This week’s betting line of 52.0 is similar to the average over-under line of last year’s team at 49.41 points. However, 71.0% of their contests had betting lines set lower than this week’s figure.
The Chargers accounted for 51.0% of the overall scoring in the 2021-2022 season. This trend includes games that surpassed the over-under betting line, where Los Angeles was responsible for 53.0% of the points.
When playing at home, the Los Angeles Chargers finished the season averaging 30.67 points per game, a slight increase over their season average of 27.9. Overall, the team’s defense gave up an average of 27.0 points per game, similar to their home figure of 26.11.
In this week’s matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, look for the two teams to surpass the over-under betting line of 52.0 points. Las Vegas comes into the game with an offense that finished the season ranked 11th in yards per play. This week they will be facing a Los Angeles defense that struggled to prevent big plays, as their yards per play allowed figure of 5.6 was higher than the league average.
The Chargers could be in line for a good game through the air, as last year’s 3rd ranked passing attack will face off vs a Raiders defense that is vulnerable in the secondary.
- Free Total Prediction: Over 52.0
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