At the start of every season in the NFL, teams set their initial goal as making the playoffs. As we have seen countless times before, anything can happen once the postseason begins, but simply getting in is where a potential Super Bowl run starts. With time now running out on the regular season, there is a little bit of panic starting to set in for the teams currently sitting below the cut line in both conferences. As it stands now, both of these teams are below that cut line, but one of them is certainly in better shape than the other. The Chargers could potentially be back in the top 7 this weekend with a win, while the Raiders are very close to being on the brink of elimination. The Raiders are favored by just 1, with the point total set at 50. Let’s take a closer look at this game between Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders, so you can bet against the NFL Lines.
NFL Week 13 Betting Preview for Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas
LA Chargers vs LV Raiders Odds and Match Info
- When: Sunday, Dec 4 at 4:25 PM EST
- Where: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas
- TV: CBS
Why bet on the LA Chargers
A lot of bettors had the Chargers penciled in as a definite playoff team, especially after the season that Justin Herbert had in 2021. The reality, though, is that this season has been a grind for the Chargers, who are struggling to find any level of consistency. They come into this one sitting at 6-5 and probably realistically need to win at least 4 of their last 6 games to land a spot in the postseason. The Chargers have had the best of the recent meetings with the Raiders, winning 6 of the last 10 meetings, plus they have been better on the road than at home this season, going 4-2 away from the comfort of their own building. They have also been a good bet on the road against the Raiders, covering in 5 of the last 7. In conference games, the OVER has hit in 4 of their last 5.
Why bet on the Las Vegas Raiders
After making the playoffs last season in the midst of off the field drama, the Raiders looked like a lock to be back again this season, especially after luring Davante Adams away from the Green Bay Packers. Like the Chargers, though, things have not gone exactly to plan. The Raiders are in real danger of being eliminated from playoff contention sooner rather than later, as they come into this one with a 4-7 record on the season. If there is a positive to be taken right now, it’s that they have won each of their last 2 games, covering the spread in both. Traditionally, though, December has not been a good month for the Raiders, who are just 4-10 SU in their last 14. The OVER has hit in 5 of their last 7 conference games.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
A loss here for the Raiders will very likely mean the end of their slender hopes of making the playoffs. They are going to need to open the offense up, which means that I think we get a bit of a shootout going with this one. That is why I am all about the OVER in this game.
NFL Betting Pick: LA Chargers 33 Las Vegas Raiders 30