Raiders vs. Chargers: Week 15 NFL Betting Preview – December 17, 2020

Posted By Staff on December 15, 2020

AFC West rivals square off when the Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) host the Los Angeles Chargers (4-9) on Thursday, December 17, Allegiant Stadium. Las Vegas is favored by  and the point total is set at .

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of December 14, 2020, 2:41 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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Betting the Total (Over/Under)

  • Las Vegas and its opponents have combined to score more than 54.5 in nine games (69.2% of matchups).
  • In six (46.2%) games this season, the Chargers have combined with their opponents to go over 54.5 points.
  • This year’s combined scoring average for these two teams (49.7 points per game) is 4.8 fewer than the total for this contest.
  • These two teams yield a combined 57.9 points per game, 3.4 higher than the total for this matchup.
  • The points total average for Raiders games this season is 57, 2.5 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Games involving the Chargers this year have averaged 50.7 points per game, a 3.8-point differential when compared to the over/under for this contest.
  • The Chargers are the NFL’s 22nd-highest scoring team this season compared to the 10th-ranked Raiders.
  • This outing features the league’s 27th-ranked (Los Angeles) and 30th-ranked (Las Vegas) scoring defenses.

Raiders Betting Insights

  • Las Vegas has compiled a 7-6 record against the spread this season.
  • The Raiders are 0-2 ATS when favored by at least 3.5 points.
  • Most of Las Vegas’ games this year — 10 out of 13 — have gone over the point total (76.9%).

Chargers Betting Insights

  • Los Angeles’ games have hit the over in seven out of 12 outings this season (58.3%).
  • Los Angeles has compiled a 5-7 record against the spread this season.
  • The Chargers are just 1-2 ATS when an underdog by at least 3.5 points.

Raiders vs Chargers: Head to Head

Raiders vs Chargers: Last 3 Meetings
Date Favorite Home Team Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Yards Result
11/8/2020 Raiders Chargers -1.00 53.00 -120 +105 440-320 LAC 31-26 LV
12/22/2019 Chargers Chargers -7.5 45 -345 +290 366-284 OAK 24-17 OAK
11/7/2019 Chargers Raiders -1.5 49 -121 +106 315-278 LAC 26-24 OAK

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When the Raiders Have the Ball

  • The Raiders average points scored this season (26.9) and the Chargers points allowed (27.8) are within 0.9 points of each other.
  • When they meet or outpace their scoring average this season, Las Vegas is 6-2 and 6-2 against the spread.
  • When the Los Angeles defense allows 27.8 points or fewer this year, the Chargers have pieced together a 2-3 overall record and a 2-2 record against the spread.
  • The Chargers defense has allowed an average of 337.1 yards per game so far this season, 32.1 yards fewer than the 369.2-yard average from the Raiders offense.
  • On average, the Raiders pick up 5.7 yards per play and the Chargers give up 5.5.
  • When the Las Vegas offense puts together a game with at least their 2020 average in yardage, they are 4-3 overall and 3-4 against the spread this season.
  • When the Los Angeles defense allows less than their season average for total yards, they are 2-6 against the spread and 4-5 overall.
  • The Chargers defense has given up an average of 120 yards per game to opposing running games this season. That total 2.2 yards more than the rushing output per contest for the Raiders (117.8).
  • When Las Vegas rushers gain at least a combined 117.8 yards this season, they are 5-1 overall and 5-1 against the spread.
  • When Los Angeles holds opposing teams to 120 rushing yards or fewer this year, they are 2-4 against the spread and 2-5 overall.
  • This season, the Chargers have forced an average of 1.2 turnovers per game, compared to the 1.5 times Raiders have turned the football over in each contest.
  • When Las Vegas turns the football over 1.5 times or fewer this season, they are 6-2 overall and 7-1 against the spread.
  • Los Angeles’ record this season when they force more than 1.2 turnovers: 1-1 ATS, 2-1 overall

When the Chargers Have the Ball

  • The Chargers rack up 22.8 points per game, 7.3 fewer than the Raiders allow per contest (30.1).
  • When Los Angeles scores at least 22.8 points, it is 3-3 against the spread and 2-4 overall.
  • Las Vegas has a 6-2 record against the spread and a 6-2 record overall in games when it allows 26.9 points or less.
  • The Chargers rack up just 1.1 fewer yards per game (383), than the Raiders allow per outing (384.1). The Chargers average 5.3 yards per play, while the Raiders give up 6 per play.
  • Las Vegas has a 2-3 record ATS and a 3-2 record overall when holding its opponents to 384.1 yards or less.
  • This season, the Chargers pile up 112.6 rushing yards per game, 15.3 fewer per game than the Raiders allow per contest (127.9).
  • Los Angeles has a 3-3 ATS record and a 2-4 overall record when the team runs for at least 112.6 yards.
  • Las Vegas is 5-3 against the spread and 4-4 overall when holding opponents to 127.9 rushing yards or less.
  • This year, the Chargers turn the ball over 1.2 times per game, just per game than the 1.2 the Raiders force on average.
  • Los Angeles has a 4-4 record against the spread and a 4-5 record overall when it turns the ball over 1.2 times or less.
  • This season, Las Vegas has a 1-1 record against the spread and a 2-0 record overall when it forces at least 1.2 turnovers.

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Raiders Players to Watch

  • Derek Carr has thrown for 3,342 yards while completing 68.2% of his passes (300-of-440), with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 13 games this year (257.1 yards per game). He’s also carried the ball 35 times for 141 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 10.8 yards per game.
  • Josh Jacobs has taken 219 carries for a team-leading 830 rushing yards (69.2 yards per game) while scoring nine touchdowns in 12 games. He’s also caught 30 passes for 200 yards (16.7 receiving yards per game).
  • Devontae Booker has 384 yards on 79 carries (29.5 ypg), with three rushing touchdowns over the course of 13 games.
  • This season, Darren Waller has 84 catches (on 118 targets) to lead the team with 816 yards (62.8 per game) with seven touchdowns in 13 games.
  • Nelson Agholor’s statline this year shows 38 catches for 635 yards and seven touchdowns in 13 games. He puts up 48.8 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 64 times.
  • Hunter Renfrow has caught 47 passes on 62 targets for 594 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 45.7 yards per game in 13 contests in 2020.
  • Maxx Crosby has six sacks to lead the team, and has also added 11.0 TFL and 32 tackles over 13 games.
  • Nick Kwiatkoski has totaled 71 tackles, three TFL, one sack, and one interception to lead the team in tackles so far in 11 games over the 2020 campaign.
  • Trayvon Mullen has a team-high two interceptions and has tacked on 49 tackles, one TFL, and 13 passes defended.

Chargers Players to Watch

  • This year, Justin Herbert has put up 3,467 passing yards (288.9 yards per game) while going 331-for-499 (66.3% completion percentage) and throwing 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 12 games. He has tacked on a 185 rushing yards on 41 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 15.4 yards per game.
  • Austin Ekeler has churned out a team-high 407 rushing yards (58.1 yards per game) and scored one touchdown in seven games. He has tacked on 41 catches for 328 yards (46.9 receiving yards per game).
  • Joshua Kelley has 346 yards on 109 carries (28.8 ypg), with two rushing touchdowns over the course of 12 games.
  • Keenan Allen has been targeted 144 times and has 99 catches to lead the team with 975 yards (75.0 ypg) and scored eight touchdowns in 13 games this season.
  • Mike Williams’ statline this year shows 36 catches for 572 yards and four touchdowns over 12 games. He averages 47.7 receiving yards per game and has been targeted 66 times.
  • Hunter Henry has collected 548 yards on 55 passes with three touchdowns in 2020, averaging 42.2 yards per game on 85 targets in 13 contests.
  • Joey Bosa has registered a team-leading 7.5 sacks, while adding 15 TFL and 34 tackles over 11 games.
  • Kenneth Murray has totaled 88 tackles, four TFL, and one sack to lead the team in tackles so far in 13 games over the 2020 campaign.
  • This season, Michael Davis leads the team with three interceptions and has added 48 tackles, one TFL, and 11 passes defended.

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