San Diego Chargers versus Oakland Raiders NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The San Diego Chargers are in the spoiler role when they travel up to Oakland to face the Raiders on New Years Day NFL pro football.

The 7-8 Chargers and 8-7 Raiders go off as the late game on Sunday with a 4:15PM Eastern Time kick off and CBS offers regional television coverage to most of the west coast only.

Bet the Chargers and Raiders from the NFL at Oddsmaker, where new players get a 100% signup bonus up to $1000.

The point spread as Oddsmaker has the home team Oakland Raiders favored by -3 points with the total coming in at 47 ½ points.

Those betting on the Raiders on the money line will be served -155 odds.

A bet on the San Diego Chargers to upset the Raiders can take back +135 odds at Oddsmaker sportsbook.

Oakland does not control their destiny for a playoff berth.

They can with the AFC west with a win and Denver loss or tie to Kansas City.

Oakland can qualify as a wildcard with a win against the Chargers with a Bengals loss and Jets win which is a likely scenario.

The Raiders and Chargers first met on the year on Thursday night football in early November and it was Oakland with the 24-17 road win as a +7 point underdog.

Oakland went ahead 21-3 at the half. The Raiders simply ran all over San Diego with 252 rushing yards in their victory.

The team was extremely efficient in the red zone as they produced a touchdown in all four trips.

Carson Palmer has been a bit erratic under center this year for the Silver and Black as the signal caller has hit on 62.4% of his throws with 11 touchdowns but 15 interceptions.

With Darren McFadden out with injury Michael Bush has carried the load for the Raiders. Bush is just 89 yards shy of 1000 yards for the season.

Bush is a free agent at seasons end and 1000 yard rushing season will look good on his resume. This is a big game for Michael Bush to make loads of cash next season.

The Chargers were looking like a team set to make a late run for a possible playoff berth.

But the team dropped a playoff eliminating 38-10 road defeat last week to the Lions.

Quarterback Phillip Rivers has hit on 62.4% of his passes for 24 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.

Health is a concern heading in this week.

Wide receiver Vincent Jackson has been hampered by a groin injury and is listed as doubtful. He too is heading into free agency in the offseason and could miss the game altogether.

Running backs Ryan Mathews has been nursing a calf problems and Michael Tolbert has been bothered by a hamstring problem.

Oakland is trending in this game as the team has covered the past five meetings against the Chargers.

San Diego is 2-5 straight up on the road this season.

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