Raiders vs Chargers Prediction NFL Thursday Night 12/14

Raiders vs Chargers Prediction NFL Thursday Night 12/14

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Preview: Thursday Night Football - Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

As the NFL season progresses, the Las Vegas Raiders are set to host the Los Angeles Chargers in a critical Thursday Night Football matchup at Allegiant Stadium. With both teams holding 5-8 records, this game carries significant weight for their playoff aspirations. In this thorough preview, we'll examine various aspects of the matchup, including team dynamics, player statistics, and injury updates.

 

Game Odds

Before diving into team details, let's review the current odds for the game:

Team Spread Total Moneyline
LAC +3 -110 o33.5 -115 +135
LV -3 -110 u33.5 -105 -155

 

Los Angeles Chargers Overview

Record and Recent Performance

The Los Angeles Chargers enter the matchup with a 5-8 overall record, including a 3-3 record on the road. In their last five games, the Chargers faced difficulties, securing only one win against the New England Patriots.

Player Performances

Quarterback Justin Herbert, who has led the team with 3,134 passing yards, 20 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions, is unfortunately out for the rest of the season due to surgery. This leaves the Chargers in a challenging situation, especially with Easton Stick, who has limited NFL experience, set to start.

Injury Report

The Chargers are dealing with several injury concerns, including tight end Gerald Everett and defensive players Amen Ogbongbemiga, Otito Ogbonnia, and Deane Leonard, all listed as questionable for the upcoming matchup.

 

Las Vegas Raiders Overview

Record and Recent Performance

The Las Vegas Raiders also hold a 5-8 record and a 4-3 record at home. In their last five games, the Raiders struggled, losing three of them, including a recent shutout against the Minnesota Vikings.

Quarterback Situation

Quarterback A. O'Connell has taken the reins for the Raiders, accumulating 1,365 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. The Raiders face a favorable scenario with Justin Herbert's absence from the Chargers' lineup.

Injury Concerns

The Raiders have their share of injury concerns, with key players like Kolton Miller, Maxx Crosby, Josh Jacobs, Amik Robertson, and Curtis Bolton all listed as questionable for the upcoming matchup.

 

Prediction

The Las Vegas Raiders are well-positioned to secure a victory and cover the -3 points spread in this matchup. Justin Herbert's absence due to surgery is a significant blow to the Chargers, forcing them to rely on Easton Stick, who lacks experience and had a subpar performance in his only NFL game.

Considering the Chargers' recent struggles, combined with the Raiders' advantage at the quarterback position, the prediction leans heavily towards a confident Raiders win, covering the spread.

 

Pick: Las Vegas Raiders -3

 

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