Raiders vs. Chargers odds, prediction, betting tendencies for NFL 'Monday Evening Soccer'

When the Raiders (3-0) journey to face the Chargers in Los Angeles on “Monday Evening Soccer” (8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) to shut Week 4 of the 2021 NFL common season, it will likely be two groups trying to strengthen their positions within the robust AFC West.

The Raiders have come out sizzling, outlasting the Ravens and Dolphins at dwelling in time beyond regulation with a street win over the Steelers in between. The Chargers received at Washington and Kansas Metropolis however fell to Dallas at dwelling in between.

Derek Carr has come out firing whereas younger Justin Herbert has discovered his groove once more. The quarterbacks might be within the highlight, however it until take an entire staff effort to win the sport. 

This is the whole lot to learn about betting on Raiders vs. Chargers in Week 4, together with up to date odds, tendencies and our prediction for “Monday Evening Soccer.”

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Raiders vs. Chargers odds for ‘Monday Evening Soccer’

  • Unfold: Chargers by 3
  • Over/below: 51.5
  • Moneyine: Raiders +148, Chargers -176

(betting odds per FanDuel Sportsbook)

The Chargers have been regular field-goal favorites, or with the usual home-field benefit in a division evening recreation. The purpose complete additionally has stayed massive all week realizing how harmful each offenses may be across the QBs.

Raiders vs. Chargers all-time sequence

The Raiders lead the all-time sequence 66-55-2. The Chargers received the final assembly, 30-27 in time beyond regulation at Las Vegas final Dec. 17. Earlier than then, the Raiders, out of Oakland, had received three straight. General, the Chargers have received 5 of the previous eight conferences.

Three tendencies to know

—Greater than 51 p.c of bettors are feeling just like the Chargers will cowl as slight dwelling favorites at evening

—Practically 75 p.c of bettors assume the excessive complete is not excessive sufficient are taking the over with these two groups on the sphere.

—The Raiders are 5-5 straight up and 4-6 in opposition to the unfold of their previous 10 video games, with 8 of them going over. The Chargers are 7-3 SU and 6-4 ATS of their previous 10 video games, with the whole going below 7 occasions.

Three issues to observe

Who will run the ball for the Raiders?

Starter Josh Jacobs (ankle-questionable) is a game-time choice in his quest to return from harm. Peyton Barber, not high-priced free-agent addition Kenyan Drake, was the characteristic again of selection final week. Coach Jon Gruden needs to remain balanced and get all of the robust yards to maintain his offense considerably balanced for Carr. The Chargers are undersized up entrance and must be pounded for many offensive effectiveness.

How robust are the Chargers’ large receivers now?

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are Herbert’s dynamic veteran duo. Allen is the dependable route-running possession man and Williams has been the big-play “X” everywhere in the subject. The Raiders’ secondary has overachieved a little bit however this 1-2 punch might be tough for them to cowl.

Will Brandon Staley’s protection cool off Carr?

Staley, the Chargers’ rookie coach, is getting extra out of his move rush and playmakers on the again finish. Carr must be cautious forcing the ball into the center of the sphere or to the deep perimeter. Carr has been passing for giant chunks at will however Los Angeles has the personnel to confuse him.

Stats that matter

65 p.c and seven.38. These are the competitors proportion and common yards per try Carr has produced in 14 begins in opposition to the Chargers, profitable 7 of these video games. They’ve had some historical past and expertise holding him in test and he hasn’t passing for 300 yards in opposition to them in 5 years.

Raiders vs. Chargers prediction

The Raiders have to run as a lot as doable to win, as a result of the Chargers can stress Carr, include tight finish Darren Waller and in addition frustrate him in slot protection. Sadly, Carr must ship with Herbert doing what he needs with Allen, Williams and operating again Austin Ekeler. The younger Staley makes a key assertion within the division vs. the savvy Gruden.

Chargers 24, Raiders 20

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