The Las Vegas Raiders (4-7) play the Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) at Allegiant Stadium on December 4th in the NFL. The AFC West race is taking shape ahead of this Week 13 divisional matchup. The Las Vegas Raiders hold third place in the divisional standings, having gone 4-7 after 11 regular season matches. Sitting second is the Los Angeles Chargers, who are 6-5 from as many outings. Las Vegas Raiders are favoured for the win at the Allegiant Stadium, when the Los Angeles Chargers arrives on Sunday. This could prove a bit of a banana skin, though, as the visitors look strong enough to put up a fight.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting lines
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Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers Moneyline
Despite the home-field advantage, the Las Vegas Raiders aren’t favored on the moneyline. They are 2-2 SU at the Allegiant Stadium in this regular season and 4-7 SU overall. Instead, the Los Angeles Chargers are favored on the moneyline. A road win is priced at -141, which implies the visitors have a 58% chance of taking the victory and improving their 6-5 record.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers Spread
The Los Angeles Chargers (-110) open up as the the 2.5-point favorites over the Las Vegas Raiders, according to the oddsmakers. This suggests a road win is possible, but it won’t be by much. The spread has been a bit too high in the last five matches between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers, going 0.3 points short to be exact. The average winning margin was 6.0 points. For this showdown, the oddsmakers have the spread set at 2.5.
The Las Vegas Raiders struggled to make home-field advantage count against the Los Angeles Chargers in their past five matchups, losing three times at the Allegiant Stadium by an average losing margin of 6.0 points. However, the Las Vegas Raiders have only covered the spread in half of their past seven home rounds and are 5-5 ATS in the last ten overall.
The Los Angeles Chargers, meanwhile, enter this AFC West matchup with a solid record against the spread of late, having gone 5-1 ATS in their last six road games. The visitors are also 5-5 ATS in their last 10 games overall.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers Total
The total may have passed the 45-point mark, but it didn’t quite go above 50 points, as the last 25 games between the Las Vegas Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers produced an average of 46.04 points.
Going for the Over (-110) might be worth a shot, with the total currently set at 50.5 points, as the total average points from the previous five meetings between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers was 53.2 points.
The last three games at the Allegiant Stadium for Las Vegas Raiders went over. Meanwhile, betting on the over would’ve paid out as a winning bet in each of the last three games at the Allegiant Stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders, who are 6-3 in their last ten home and away matches combined.
As for the Los Angeles Chargers, the average total has been 49.1 points in the away team’s past ten matches and 48.0 points in the last five on the road. Interestedly, the Los Angeles Chargers have seen the total go over in each of their last ten matchups.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers Betting trends
- Las Vegas Raiders’ last three games at the Allegiant Stadium went over.
NFL Power Rankings Week 13 2022, Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers
Las Vegas Raiders Form
The Las Vegas Raiders defied their underdog status to bag a 40-34 win over the Seattle Seahawks in their last match, leaving them 4-6 for the last 10 matches and 3-2 in the last five at home.
The Las Vegas Raiders have scored 24.1 points per game this season, which is pretty average compared to the other NFL offenses. On the other side of the ball, the defense has been relatively consistent. The hosts have given up 25.2 points in the previous five outings, which is more or less on par with the 25.1 points they’ve allowed per game over the course of the regular season.
Unsurprisingly, the Las Vegas Raiders are unlikely to make the NFL postseason as things stand. Few people expected the home side to go far, and given their 4-7 regular season record, it seems they had good reason.
Los Angeles Chargers Form
The Los Angeles Chargers snapped out of a two-game losing streak last time by beating the Arizona Cardinals 25-24, leaving their current record from the past ten games at 5-5. They are also 4-1 in the last five on the road.
In terms of points added, it’s fair to say the Los Angeles Chargers have a strong and consistent offense. The unit has put 22.2 points on board in the last five matches after all, while averaging 22.9 points for this season. On the other side of the ball, the hosts have continued to struggle in defense. In 11 games, they’ve surrendered 26.0 points and rank 26th in the league for points allowed, having given up 25.6 points this year alone.
Despite being once billed as an AFC Championship contender earlier in the year, the Los Angeles Chargers have had to re-prioritize their goals, with reclaiming a postseason berth being their foremost priority as things stand.
Las Vegas Raiders VS Los Angeles Chargers H2H history
The previous matchup between these two franchises ended in a 24-19 win for the Los Angeles Chargers at the SoFi Stadium in September 2022. The total has gone over 50.5 points in eight of the last 25 meetings between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.
One key problem the Los Angeles Chargers have struggled to fix in this series is how their defense has often floundered against the Las Vegas Raiders offense, having allowed 28 points on average in the last five matchups alone.