Without a doubt, this is the biggest Sunday Night Football matchup of the season as the Los Angeles Chargers make the short road trip to face the Las Vegas Raiders. It’s simple for both teams — win, and you’re in the playoffs. The stakes are even higher since both teams are members of the AFC West division.
Here, I will provide the top NFL picks, odds, and lines for the Chargers at the Raiders matchup tonight.
Sunday Night Football Picks – Chargers at Raiders
Chargers at Raiders – Expert Pick Against The Spread
Pick: Chargers -2.5 (-110)
Undoubtedly, this game will come down to some sort of dramatic play at the very end – it’s just set up to happen that way. The two AFC West teams are fighting for their playoff lives here, and I guess it’s not surprising to see the Raiders as the underdogs. After all, it has been a tumultuous season for the Silver & Black.
To see the Raiders make the playoffs would be something truly inspirational – especially looking ahead to a year that could use some optimism. However, I’m not ready to buy into that type of hype just yet. After all, the Chargers have won each of the last two meetings, including a dominant performance earlier this season en route to a 28-14 victory.
Chargers at Raiders – Over/Under Pick
Pick: Over 49.5 Points (-110)
Let’s have some fun, shall we? As I previously mentioned, the earlier Chargers-Raiders matchup finished with a 28-14 score, but it could have been so much more. The game had a few instances where the Raiders got stopped deep in Chargers territory, so things could go a little more smoothly this time around – and that’s what the total is saying. Last season, the two total points between the two teams’ matchups both finished at 57.
Chargers at Raiders – Game Prop
Justin Herbert: Same Game Parlay (+850)
– Over 1.5 Touchdown Passes
– Over 277.5 Passing Yards
– Over 13.5 Rushing Yards
– Under 0.5 Interceptions
Alright, we’re going all-in on Justin Herbert in the biggest game of his young NFL career. What could go wrong?
It should strike people that the Chargers are road favorites in this matchup, considering the Raiders have been playing some strong football of late – and they’re at home. In three career meetings against the Raiders, Herbert has thrown for 300+ yards twice and has an 8 TD-0 INT ratio. A win on Sunday night probably sets up a third matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, so I believe there is some hidden motivation there as well.