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    San Diego Chargers versus Oakland Raiders Pick Prediction NFL Pro Football Odds Preview 12-30-2012


    by tonytssportsbets

    The Oakland Raiders will conclude a disappointing year as they face the San Diego Chargers in an NFL week seventeen game on Sunday afternoon. Kick off time from San Diego is scheduled for 4:25PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

    The betting odds opened up in this NFL game with the home team San Diego Chargers favored by -4 ½ points. Early money from the bettors has not moved this line as San Diego remains favored by -4 ½ points.

    The two teams kick off the season on a Monday night in week one and it was San Diego with the 22-14 road win at Oakland as a +1 point underdog. The total landed under 47 ½ points. NFL Trend: Oakland Raiders are 6-0 to the under in their past six games.

    Both teams are playoff eliminated. Oakland travels to San Diego with a record of 4-11 on the year. The team is 1-6 on the road. The team is playing back to back road games as last the team travels to Carolina and drops a 17-6 road decision as a +9 ½ point underdog. After some promise the Oakland offense has been stagnant in recent games. They have scored no more than 17 points in their past six games. The Raiders have not scored a touchdown in two straight games. With Carson Palmer out with broken ribs for the Raiders the team is considering starting Terrelle Pryor or Matt Leinart on Sunday. Oakland ranks near the bottom of the league in two critical areas as they score just 18 points and allow 28 a game.

    The Chargers host the Raiders with a mark of 6-9. The team is 2-5 on the road on the year. The team comes off the 27-17 road win last week against the New York Jets as a +3 point underdog. The game landed over 38 ½ points. The San Diego offense has plummeted in recent season from elite to a low rung unit as they put up 303 yards a game ranking 29th in the NFL. Quarterback Phillip Rivers has thrown for 24 touchdowns and 15 picks on the year with a completion percentage of 63%. The run game never got going this season as the club rushes for 92 yards a game which is 27th in the league.