We are now in the last week of the 2021-22 NFL season and for many teams, this is it. No more last chance to make the playoffs because this is the last chance. For this NFL Matchup between the L.A. Chargers and the Las Vegas Raiders, this is such a game. This is because the loser of this game will in all likelihood be out of the running for the NFL Playoffs. Thus, our sports handicappers will give you their Chargers vs Raiders Betting Pick to help you profit from this matchup.
According to football betting news, the Titans, the Chiefs and the Bengals will be in the NFL Playoffs. This is because they are the champions of their respective division. The only thing missing is who will be the AFC East champion as well as the 3 wildcard spots. For the Chargers, this game is crucial as it will determine whether they can get the third wild card spot.
Chargers vs Raiders Betting Pick Prediction and Analysis for 01/09/2022
This Sunday, will have some serious NFL Playoffs implications for many NFL teams. For the L.A. Chargers who will be taking on the Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Nevada it is simple. Win and advance to the NFL Postseason; lost and your football season is over.
According to the latest betting odds, the Chargers are the favorite team, with a -3 spread. At the beginning of the week, the spread was at -2.5 but since then has risen to -3. The Los Angeles Chargers are 9-7 on the road and are in second place in the AFC West conference. In addition, the over/under also saw an increase from 47.5 to 49.5.
In terms of offense, the Chargers average 289.4 passing yards, 109.3 rushing yards and 27.6 points per game. As to their defensive average, they allow 237.6 passing yards, 136.7 rushing yards and 26.5 points per game.
The Raiders and QB Derek Carr are on a three-game winning streak and have 100-1 odds to win the Superbowl.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Raiders are in a somewhat worst shape. However, it is not stopping online sports betting fans from betting on the Raiders. The Raiders currently have a 9-7, 4-4 record at home and are in fourth place in the AFC West.
Their offense averages 288.6 passing yards, 90.2 rushing yards, and 21.2 points. Furthermore, their defense average allows 225 8 passing yards, 116.1 rushing yards, and 25.4 points.
The Chargers, who beat the Raiders 28-14 in Week 14, have lost two of their past three games.
Chargers vs Raiders Betting Pick
Game time: 01/09/2022 at 8:20PM ET
Bet on the Over 49.5
While there is a slight chance both teams might get into the playoffs, it is extremely unlikely. This is because they would have to tie the game, and specific teams would have to lose.
The Chargers have a slightly better offense then the Raiders and this will make the difference. This is because they also have a better defense while the Raiders defense is nothing extraordinary. Therefore, we predict the Los Angeles Chargers will win with a final score 32-26.