The Chargers vs. Raiders matchup on Thursday Night Football will be a battle of backup quarterbacks. Are the Raiders covered as a 3.5-point home game favorite or are the Chargers the best bet tonight at 8:15 PM ET?
Chances of playing and betting
301 Los Angeles Chargers (+3.5) at 302 Las Vegas Raiders (-3.5); o/u 34.5
8:15 PM ET, Thursday, December 14, 2023
Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, NV
TV: Prime Video
Chargers vs Raiders general betting info
Our NFL public betting information page shows that 62% of public bettors are currently backing the Raiders. However, this information may change throughout the day, so be sure to check the link for the most up-to-date public betting data.
Los Angeles Chargers DFS rotation
Keenan Allen (heel) will not play in Week 15 against the Raiders. Allen did not train at all this week due to a heel problem. With Justin Herbert gone for the year, the Chargers' season is over with less than a month to go. Because of that, there was no reason for the team to rush Allen back for a meaningless game against the Raiders. He might be back in a week or two, but Easton Stick will be the starter. The Chargers will get an extended look at rookie wide receivers Quentin Johnston and Darius Davis in Week 15.
Las Vegas Raiders DFS rotation
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said Davante Adams (illness, questionable) “expected” to go in Week 15 against the Chargers. Adams appeared on Wednesday's injury report with an illness and was officially listed as questionable. Despite the late designation, whatever ailment Adams is dealing with is not expected to keep him out of Thursday night's game. The veteran receiver should be available and could be started as a high-volume show against a struggling Chargers secondary.
Chargers vs. Raiders betting trends
In 5 of the Los Angeles Chargers' last 5 road games, they have been over or under.
The total has gone under in 10 of the LA Chargers' last 11 games
The over/under has been an UNDER in 7 of Las Vegas' last 8 home games
The total has fallen short in 5 of Las Vegas' last 6 games
Chargers vs Raiders Prediction:
Remove the chargers. To be honest: the only reason I like chargers is because of the hook. This is it. There's no reason to like the Bolts other than the fact that they're playing a scrappy Raiders team that got shut out at home by the Vikings last Sunday. Otherwise, without Justin Herbert and Keenan Allen, it's hard to root for a Los Angeles team that has been a huge disappointment this season. But give me a hook in a game that should come down to a field goal anyway.
Chargers vs. Raiders NFL Prediction: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS +3.5