Raiders vs. Chargers Point Spread: NFL Week 17 Odds, Prediction

Andrew Rogers | Updated Dec 28, 2017

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The Los Angeles Chargers can still make the playoffs if they get a little help Sunday - and of course, they’ll also need to beat the Oakland Raiders as they host their division rivals in the regular-season finale.

Oakland
6-10
AT
December 31, 2017, 4:25 PM ET
Dignity Health Sports Park
Pointspread +6.5 -105
Moneyline +280
Over / Under o +43

34%

Betting Action

66%

Pointspread -6.5 -115
Moneyline -360
Over / Under u +43

34%

Betting Action

66%

The Chargers will sneak into the AFC postseason picture with a win, a Tennessee Loss and either a Buffalo loss or a Baltimore victory – and they’re eyeing a season sweep after defeating the Raiders 17-16 in Oakland back in Week 6.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

The Chargers come in giving up more than a touchdown – something they’ve done just one other time these season, defeating the visiting Cleveland Browns 19-10 as a 13 ½-point fave. Los Angeles has also struggled against divisional foes, covering just twice in is previous eight games against the AFC West. The Raiders haven’t been much kinder to bettors, going 1-4-1 ATS in their last six road games and 2-6-1 ATS in their previous nine against the AFC.

A slight majority of Sports Interaction wagerers (53 percent) are leaning toward the visiting Raiders at the current line, while everyone is on the under-42-point option. And that’s no surprise, given how both teams are trending heavily toward the under; Oakland has gone below the total in six consecutive games overall and four in a row against AFC West foes, while the Chargers are 1-9 O/U in their previous 10 games against the conference.

Oakland Raiders

After a one-year dalliance with success, it’s back to draft prep for a Raiders team that underwhelmed on both sides of the ball this season. Oakland comes into the last game of the season with a minus-52 point differential, a byproduct of a struggling run attack (96.6 yards per game, 25th overall) and a dismal secondary (five interceptions, tied for the fewest in the league). On the plus side, Oakland does rank fourth in red-zone touchdown success rate (62.5 percent).

Los Angeles Chargers

The Chargers could be in tough to reach the playoffs, with starting running back Melvin Gordon considered day-to-day with a left ankle injury that held him out of practice Wednesday. His absence would further weaken a rushing game that has produced only 98.7 yards per game, just ahead of Oakland. Of course, you’re much better off in that regard when you have a defense that has produced 41 sacks and 17 interceptions through the first 15 games.

Raiders vs. Chargers Prediction

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