Raiders Chargers Spread Line and Predictions NFL Week 13

The San Diego Chargers will host the Oakland Raiders in an AFC West showdown this week. This game is going to have a huge impact on possible playoff implications going forward. The Raiders won the previous matchup between these two teams earlier this season and I’m sure the red hot Chargers will be looking to avenge that loss at their house this week. The Raiders have lost their last two in a row and seem destined to once again not make the playoffs unless they can find a way to upset the Chargers on the road as huge underdogs. The Chargers have gone on another middle of the season winning streak and look to continue it at home this week. Game will kick off at 4:05 PM EST.

The Raiders have made this season exciting for Raider Nation because unlike years past they still find themselves in the hunt for a playoff berth. The Raiders are only one game under .500 and with a win over the Chargers are within reach of a division title. The problem for the Raiders is they haven’t been running the football as effectively as they were earlier in the season when they were winning, in addition they still cannot throw the football. At this point in the season teams should be showing all they got and right now the Raiders are 27th in passing and 5th in rushing, but without the threat of a true passing game teams are able to stack the box against the run and thus limiting the effectiveness of McFadden. On Defense it’s the same story as years past, they are great against the pass, but can’t stop the run.

The San Diego Chargers have to be happy with their play as of late. They are currently 1st on offense and defense, they currently are once again in the playoff race, and Phillip Rivers is having an MVP caliber season. I think the Chargers have to once again be the favorite to win the division only because most likely Kansas City will not be able to beat them the next time they play and that game will likely decide the division. The Raiders are pretty good against the pass and everyone knows that’s what the Chargers do best and even though I’m still not sold on Mike Tolbert as a RB if they can expose the Raiders weak run defense they should be able to dispose of the Raiders rather easily. The Chargers are the 3rd best run defense in the league and will most likely make it very difficult for the Raiders to get anything established.

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Raiders vs Chargers Spread, Line and Betting Odds:

Spread:

Oakland Raiders +13 (-105)
@San Diego Chargers -13 (-105)

Game Total:

Over (-110)
45
Under (-110)

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Raiders vs Chargers Prediction for Week Thirteen Betting:

Game Total Prediction (Top Play): Over the last three seasons 2 of the last 3 games has gone Over the projected game total. In this game I think the total will be Under. I think the pass defense will slow down the Chargers enough to not allow them to put up lots of points and the Chargers will most certainly look for room to run on the ground. The Raiders aren’t expected to put up a lot of points in this game and I agree with that, but I don’t see the Chargers putting up an obscene amount of points either. The Raiders do allow their opponents to score, but not as much as some may think. The Chargers don’t give up many points though. I expect this to be a defensive battle early.

Prediction: Under 45 points.

Spread Prediction: In games in Oakland over the last 3 seasons the Raiders are 3-2 ATS. The Chargers are hot right now and not even the Colts offense was able to score more than 14 points against them and let’s just say the Raiders aren’t even close to the Colts offense even with all of the Colts injuries. The Chargers seem like they can score at will at times and look dangerous whenever they have the ball. Phillip Rivers is having a great season and is likely to win the MVP this year if he keeps it up. The Raiders may slow him down, but I don’t believe you can shut down the Chargers passing game. The Raiders won’t be able to score much in this game unless the Chargers special teams play horrible again. I’ll suffice it to say I love the Chargers here.

Prediction: Chargers -13

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Will S. / Author

Will has been working with The Sports Geek since its early days back in 2010. He began as a soccer specialist, focusing on detailed reports for major international competitions, including the World Cup and European Championships. Since then, he has produced weekly pick articles on both the NFL and English Premier League, while also contributing blog posts on the NHL, MLB, and even WWE wrestling. Will is also an avid sports bettor and daily fantasy player, always eager to share his thoughts and insight on anything going on in the world of sports.