Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders - 12/22/19 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oakland Raiders (6-8) at Los Angeles Chargers (5-9)
NFL Football: Sunday, December 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm (Dignity Health Sports Park)
The Line: Los Angeles Chargers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 46
The Oakland Raiders and the Los Angeles Chargers meet in NFL action from StubHub Center on Sunday.
Oakland enters this one at 6-8 overall. The Raiders are currently riding a rough four-game losing streak, falling to the Jets, Chiefs, Titans and Jaguars during that stretch.
In the loss to the Jags, Oakland QB Derek Carr had 267 yards with a TD, and Darren Waller led the receivers with eight grabs for 122 yards. Joshua Jacobs rushed for 89 yards to lead the team there.
Over on the Chargers’ side, they’re 5-9 this year. Los Angeles is just 1-4 in the last five games, with a win over the Jaguars alongside losses to the Raiders, Chiefs, Broncos and Vikings.
In the loss to the Vikings, Chargers QB Philip Rivers put up 307 yards with a TD and three INTs, and Melvin Gordon added 28 rush yards. Keenan Allen was tops in receiving with nine catches for 99 yards.
The Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last five in Week 16 and 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 road games. Oakland is 0-5 ATS in the last five overall and 0-5 ATS in the last five versus the AFC.
Meanwhile, the Chargers are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in the last five after an ATS loss. LA is 1-4 ATS in their last five on grass and 1-5-1 ATS in the last seven versus the AFC.
There’s really no polite way to put it: Oakland has looked awful over their last four games. Featured among that quartet is a 31-point loss to the lowly Jets, a 31-point loss to the Chiefs, a 21- point loss to the Titans and a blown fourth-quarter lead and zero second-half points versus the Jaguars. Ugly, ugly, ugly.
The Chargers aren’t quite on that level of ineptitude, but they’ve got their own issues. The 10 points against the Vikings is a little unsettling, but they should get it back here in a cake matchup that will provide some revenge for that loss to the Raiders a few weeks back. I’m going LA.