Last Updated on December 17, 2020

  • The Las Vegas Raiders open as three-point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. The total is set to 52.5 points.
  • The Raiders are 10-3 on over-unders so far this season.
  • Chargers QB Justin Herbert has thrown for at least two touchdowns in eight of his last 10 games.
  • The Chargers have only won 28.6% of their games when leading after halftime this season.
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Thursday Night Football features an AFC West matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders (7-6) and Los Angeles Chargers (4-9). The Chargers are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but the Raiders are hanging on by a thread. Las Vegas is two games out of the final Wild Card spot with only three games left to play.

It’s safe to say this is a must-win game for the Raiders with the Dolphins and the Broncos left on their schedule. A loss on Thursday would all but crush the Raiders’ hopes of capturing a Super Bowl in their first year in Las Vegas.

The Action Rush Thursday Night Football betting guide has the best odds, interesting props, analysis, and everything else you need to know for Raiders vs. Chargers in Week 15.

 

Raiders – Chargers Week 15 TNF Odds

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The Las Vegas Raiders open as three-point favorites over the Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday Night Football. There is some variation between sportsbooks. Bettors can grab the Chargers at +3.5 on some sportsbooks. Las Vegas is -175 on the moneyline compared to Los Angeles which is sitting at +165. The total is set to 52.5 points.

The Raiders and Chargers are 7-6 and 6-7 against the spread this year, respectively. The one trend that bettors should keep an eye on is Las Vegas on overs. They have gone over on the total points in 10 of their 13 games this season. Conversely, the Chargers are 7-6 on over-unders in 2020.

 

Betting Public Leans Raiders Tonight

Teams

Point Spread

% Handle

% Bets

Total Points

% Handle

% Bets

Moneyline

% Handle

% Bets

LA Chargers

+3

40%

47%

Over 53.5

79%

70%

+140

31%

41%

LV Raiders

-3

60%

53%

Under 53.5

21%

30%

-162

69%

59%

NFL Public Bets Info

 

Chargers vs. Raiders Player Props

Quarterback Completions Passing Yards Passing TDs
Justin Herbert (LAC) 25.5 (Ov -105 | Un -115) 277.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 1.5 (Ov -182 | Un +145)
Derek Carr (LVR) 23.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110) 264.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 1.5 (Ov -182 | Un +145)
Running Backs Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rushing + Receiving Yards
Devontae Booker (LVR)
N/A 21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 31.5 (Ov -115 | Un -105)
Kalen Ballage (LAC)
N/A 16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Josh Jacobs (LVR) 15.5 (Ov -128 | Un +105) 65.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 81.5 (Ov -115 | Un -105)
Austin Ekeler (LAC) 13.5 (Ov +100 | Un -120) 56.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106) 97.5 (Ov -125 | Un +105)
Jalen Richard (LAR) N/A 9.5 (Ov -105 | Un -118) 19.5 (Ov -111 | Un -110)
Derek Carr (LVR) N/A 10.5 (Ov +100 | Un -120) N/A
Justin Herbert (LAC) N/A 10.5 (Ov -105 | Un -118) N/A
WR / TE / RB Receptions Receiving Yards Longest Reception
Keenan Allen (LAC) 7.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 72.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106) 22.5 (Ov -110 | Un -111)
Zay Jones (LVR) 2.5 (Ov +155 | Un -200) 21.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 13.5 (Ov -105 | Un -115)
Darren Waller (LVR)
6.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110) 62.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100) 20.5 (Ov -122 | Un +100)
Josh Jacobs (LVR) 2.5 (Ov +110 | Un -134) 16.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 9.5 (Ov -111 | Un -110)
Austin Ekeler (LAC) 5.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 39.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 14.5 (Ov -115 | Un -105)
Hunter Henry (LAC)
4.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100) 39.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 16.5 (Ov -105 | Un -118)
Hunter Renfrow (LVR)
4.5 (Ov -106 | Un -118) 50.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) 20.5 (Ov -105 | Un -118)
Kalen Ballage (LAC)
1.5 (Ov +110 | Un -150) 7.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A
Jalen Richard (LVR)
1.5 Ov +125 | Un -134) 7.5 (Ov -125 | Un +100) N/A
Nelson Agholor (LVR)
4.5 (Ov +100 | Un -125) 53.5 (Ov -118 | Un -106) 22.5 (Ov -110 | Un -110)
Devontae Booker (LVR)
N/A 5.5 (Ov -112 | Un -112) N/A

 

 

Game Preview and Betting Angles

This is the second and final time that the Raiders and Chargers will meet this season. Las Vegas emerged victorious in their earlier meeting, riding a balanced offensive performance to a 31-26 win. If the Raiders hope to keep their playoff hopes alive, they will need to follow that same gameplan.

 

Raiders Game Notes

The Raiders are at their best when they are running the ball effectively and quarterback Derek Carr is taking care of the football. Carr lost one fumble in the Week 9 matchup between these two, but he was efficient otherwise. His two touchdowns in the third quarter paved the way for a win.

Carr is complemented by a two-headed monster in the backfield. Devontae Booker and Josh Jacobs are two huge reasons why the Raiders are averaging 117.9 rushing yards per game. Booker and Jacobs both ran for 65+ yards and a touchdown against the Chargers earlier this season.

The defensive side of the ball is where things get tricky for Las Vegas. They rank 25th in total defense (384.2 YPG) and 30th in scoring defense (30.1 PPG). They are going to have their hands full with rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

 

 

Chargers Game Notes

Speaking of Herbert, he is the biggest bright spot of the season for the Chargers, who are on their way to another losing season under Anthony Lynn. Herbert is one of the favorites to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year, and for good reason. He has thrown for multiple touchdowns in eight of his last 10 games. There isn’t a throw on the field that he can’t make and even though turnovers have been a problem in recent weeks, Herbert is showing all the signs of a franchise quarterback.

The Chargers have a good offense and defense, their biggest problem has been closing games. Despite their 4-9 record, the Chargers rank top 10 in the NFL in total offense and defense. Eight of their 10 losses this season have come by one score.

To accentuate this point even further, the Chargers are one of the least reliable teams in the NFL once they have a lead. Los Angeles has only won 28.6% of games in which they held a lead at halftime. This means that if the Chargers jump out to a first-half lead, it might be a good idea for bettors to lay some live action on the Raiders.

Once the Chargers figure out how to finish games, they will be a dangerous team in the AFC, but they are not there yet.

 

How To Watch Raiders – Chargers TNF

  • Date: Thursday, Dec. 17
  • Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
  • Location: Allegiant Stadium (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • TV: FOX, NFL Network, Amazon

 

Prediction: Raiders Get The Win & Cover!

Like we said earlier, this is a great game to keep an eye on for live bets on the Raiders. It’s a great opportunity to grab Las Vegas with great odds. However, for pregame bets, take the over on the total points. The Raiders can score in bunches and the Chargers have no problem moving the ball downfield.

 

Final Score Prediction: Raiders win 34-28