Oakland Raiders San Diego Chargers Betting Pick
Raiders Chargers Betting Odds
The Point spread for this game is set at 8 points in favor of the home team San Diego Chargers. The total combined score for this match is set at 48.5 points. Find out what our expert’s betting pick is below.
I have found the best point spread for betting on the Raiders +8.5 (-110) from Bodog.com
The best point spread for betting on the Chargers -8 (-105) is at Betonline.com
Raiders Chargers Betting Preview
Thursday night football starts up tonight as the Oakland Raiders take the bus to play the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The winner of this game will have bragging rights for the AFC West division for at least a week…
Oakland lost its last game against to the Broncos 38-24. The Raiders failed to cover in that game as 7-point favorites. It was a disappointing game for the Raiders, Carson Palmer completed 19 out of 35 pass attempts and many were small dump offs. Leading receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey had not receptions and was put on the bench for a long period of the game against Denver. It seems that the Raiders have some turmoil in the locker room as players are not happy with their current roles. On player who is not complaining is Michael Bush, Bush filled in great last game with 129 total yards and a touchy. The Raiders will need another big performance from him again this week as Darren McFadden is Out.
With such a short week Injuries will play a big role in this game and the Raiders have a long list. The Raiders are really hurting on defiance especially at the CB position. Playing against the pass heavy Chargers maybe be a tough task for this crippled defense.
Notable Oakland InjuriesRB Darren McFadden Out CB Chris Johnson Out CB DeMarcus Van Dyke Out CB Chimdi Chekwa Questinable S Michael Huff Questinable K Sebastian Janikowski Questinable C Samson Satele Questinable
The Chargers were unable to give the Packers their first lose, losing 45-38 and unable to cover the5.5–point spread as underdogs. Philip Rivers continues to lead this pass heavy offence but for the Chargers to start winning games he needs to stop turning the ball over. Rivers has 11 TD’s on the year and 14 INTS plus 7 fumbles with 3 of them being lost. The Chargers have finally got TE Antonio Gates back in game shape and they could have RB Ryan Mathews on the field tonight.
The Chargers also have their own list of injuries and the majority of them being on defense. The Chargers have 5 line backers on the injury report which is a bad sign, look out if the Raiders and Michael Bush get past the chargers front line..
Notable San Diego InjuriesDE Luis Castillo Out G Kris Dielman Out WR Malcom Floyd Doubtful LB Shaun Phillips Doubtful LB Donald Butler Doubtful RB Ryan Mathews Probable
Raiders Chargers Betting Pick
I cannot lay my money on the Raiders, they are a mess with a list of injuries to key players. And they have a QB that has thrown 6 interceptions in his 6 quarters of play. In addition the wide receiving core is upset the Palmer is favoring his OLD pal T.J. Houshmandzadeh. The chargers are the better team and Rivers should be able to pick apart the Raiders defense.
Bottom Line: Take the San Diego Chargers on the point spread -8