*10* TOTAL POWER (Thursday) ~ 9-2 Run w/ ALL Football Totals!
LA Chargers vs. Oakland,
11/07/2019 20:20 EDT,
Score: 24 - 26
Total: -111/+48½ Over
10* Over Chargers/Raiders (8:25 ET): How about them Chargers? We had them Sunday as they delivered an outright win over the Packers, 26-11 as 3.5-point dogs. Few, if any, gave the Lightning Bolts a real chance heading into that one. But I saw a slightly overrated Green Bay team ripe to be upset. Los Angeles played arguably its best game of the season, outgaining the Packers 442-184 for the game and 6.5 to 3.8 on a per play basis. While it might seem strange to read, look for the Chargers' defense to be tested more this week by the Raiders than it was by the Packers. LA is 7-1 Under its last 8 games, but take the Over on this one.
Oakland also got its 4th win of the season on Sunday. The Silver and Black beat the Lions 31-24 as a three-point favorite, the first time all year that the Raiders were chalk. They've now gone Over in 5 of the last 6 games. The past five weeks have seen the Raiders score 24 pts or more in every game. That's a number the Chargers haven't allowed more than except one time all year (allowed 27 to the Texans). So something will clearly have to give in this AFC West tilt. Recent history may not be on our side here as the L5 meetings have all gone Under. But w/ the Chargers offense looking improved last week and the Raiders also matching their season high in pts scored in a game, this one should break the trend.
The Chargers' defense was one of the primary reasons I called for the upset LW vs. GB. They are allowing just 18.7 PPG for the year, including 15.5 on the road. But they've also not exactly faced a tremendous slate of opposing QB's and offenses. Derek Carr has averaged nearly 300 yards passing the past three games. The Raiders also ran for 171 yards against the Lions, the 4th time in the last 5 wks they went for 150+ on the ground. But a problem the team still has is a defense that ranks near the bottom of the league in most significant statistical categories. Last week, the Lions gained an amazing 7.5 yards per play! 10* Over Chargers/Raiders