The Los Angeles Chargers are riding the wave of their first win of the season, securing a hard-fought 28-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in their last outing, which has brought their record to 1-2.
Quarterback Justin Herbert continues to impress with 939 passing yards and 6 touchdowns. Running back Joshua Kelley has contributed significantly on the ground with a team-high 142 rushing yards and a touchdown. The talented Keenan Allen has taken the reins of the receiving group with an impressive 32 receptions for 402 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the defensive end, Derwin James Jr. has recorded a team-high 24 total tackles, while star defensive end Joey Bosa leads the team with 3 sacks. Tuli Tuipulotu has also made his presence felt, adding a pair of sacks to the defensive effort.
Underdogs have surprisingly triumphed in each of the Chargers’ last four games. The road team has covered the spread in seven of the Chargers’ last eight Week 4 games, suggesting that the venue may not play as significant a role in this contest.
Las Vegas Raiders
The Las Vegas Raiders enter this pivotal matchup following back-to-back losses that have left them with a 1-2 record for the season. In their most recent outing, they suffered a 23-18 defeat at the hands of the Steelers.
Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been leading the charge, amassing 709 passing yards, along with 5 touchdowns and 6 interceptions, in a season that has showcased both his potential and room for improvement. His primary targets include the dynamic duo of Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers. Meanwhile, Josh Jacobs has been shouldering the rushing responsibilities, churning out 108 yards on the ground. On the defensive side, Robert Spillane has been a standout, recording a team-high 28 total tackles. It’s also worth noting that Josh Jacobs topped the NFL in rushing yards last season with a remarkable 1653.
The Raiders are facing some historical challenges on the road, having lost seven of their last eight games against teams that held a losing record. Additionally, they have struggled to cover the spread in 10 of their last 11 away games against similar opposition, making this a pivotal game for their season.
Considering the Raiders’ recent struggles and concerns regarding their coaching staff, this matchup seems poised for the Chargers to claim victory by a good enough margin to cover the -5 spread on BUSR NFL Odds. It appears that betting on the Chargers may offer the most favorable odds in this upcoming clash, as they aim to capitalize on their newfound momentum and continue their pursuit of success in the AFC West. Consider taking the over 48 too as both teams are poised to run up the score.