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NFL Game Preview: Chargers vs. Raiders

by: AnthonyP On  Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tags:  Afc   Fantasy Football   Gambling   McAfee Coliseum   Nfc   NFL  

San Diego ChargersOakland RaidersDivisional bragging rights will be on the line on Sunday when the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders meet at McAfee Coliseum.

Oddsmakers currently have the Chargers listed as 7½-point favorites versus the Raiders, while the game’s total is sitting at 45½.

Philip Rivers went 19-for-25 for 250 yards with three touchdowns and an interception, as the Chargers pounded the Jets 48-29 in Week 3 action on Monday night.

San Diego covered as 9-point home favorites as the teams played over the 42-point total posted by oddsmakers.

The Raiders lost to Buffalo 24-23 as a 10-point underdog in Week 3. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (37.5).

JaMarcus Russell completed 9-of-19 passes for 156 yards with a touchdown pass and a TD run for Oakland, while Johnnie Lee Higgins hauled in only one pass, but it was a 84-yard touchdown.

 

Team records:
San Diego: 1-2 SU, 1-1-1 ATS
Oakland: 1-2 SU, 2-1 ATS

San Diego most recently:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on grass are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the division are 8-2

Oakland most recently:
When playing in September are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing within the division are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Oakland
San Diego is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Oakland
San Diego is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of San Diego’s last 7 games when playing Oakland
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Oakland’s last 7 games when playing San Diego
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland’s last 5 games
Oakland is 8-16 ATS in its last 24 games
Oakland is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games at home

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