The Los Angeles Chargers (6-5) and Las Vegas Raiders (4-7) will square off in an AFC West showdown. What makes this game perfect for prop bets are the strengths of the offenses, which match up perfectly with the weakness of the defense.
It’s all about the Chargers’ passing offense with Justin Herbert, who is coming off his second straight good game as, coincidentally, Keenan Allen is healthy again. They will play a Raiders defense that has struggled in the secondary and contains opponents passing games.
On the other side, the Raiders have a running back in Josh Jacobs who is leading the NFL in yards, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Then we have the Chargers’ run defense, which gives up a league-high 5.4 yards per carry.
Odds: Chargers vs Raiders Props
- Justin Herbert Completion Over 1.5 TD Passes -195
- Keenan Allen Receptions Over 65.5 -115
- Davante Adams Receptions Over 7.5 +120
Justin Herbert Over 1.5 TD Passes (-195)
Overall, it has seemed like a down year for the Chargers quarterback, but despite that, he is still leading the NFL in completions. Some of that is due to the Chargers’ inability to run the ball and having to play through the short passing game with their top deep threats out with injuries.
Herbert threw for more than 30 touchdowns in each of his first two seasons and has 21 through 11 games. Keenan Allen has also returned from injury in the last two weeks with a noticeable effect on his quarterback, who is now playing at a much higher level. Herbert had three scoring passes last week and has three TD passes in each of the last three games against the Raiders, including Week 1. This game lends to the Chargers leaning on his arm to make big plays, especially against a poor secondary.
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Keenan Allen Over 65.5 Receiving Yards (-115)
If Herbert is going to have a good game, there is a good chance Allen will be a part of that. He was Herbert’s favorite target last season but has only played in four games this year. With Mike Williams expected to miss another game, Allen is the main target. The Raiders’ defense has also given up the seventh-most completions in the NFL.
After two weeks with just five receptions, this seems like the game that Allen could break out. He is probably the healthiest he has been all season, and this prop bet plays alongside Herbert also having a good game against a bad Raiders secondary.
Davante Adams Over 7.5 Receptions (+120)
While this is less than a sure thing, Davante Adams has still been having a stellar season and is Derek Carr’s favorite target. He leads the Raiders in receptions by 31 and has had four straight games with at least 11 targets.
If running back Jacobs starts having the game most of the stats point to, the Chargers will need to sell out and defend the run a little more. That could open a lot of holes in their secondary, which should give Adams more than enough space to have a decent game.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.