[4:25 PM] Chargers @ Raiders

Who will WIN this matchup?

San Diego Chargers (1-3)

@ Oakland Raiders (3-1)


Current odds:

San Diego Chargers: (+165)

Oakland Raiders: (-185)


ESPN simulations have San Diego as XX% favorites to cover the spread.

XX% of sports bets are currently on Oakland to win as (XX) favorites.

The line for this game is Oakland by 4 points.

The Oakland Raiders have shown a tendency to pull out games with late rallies early on this season, while the San Diego Chargers have been making a habit of squandering fourth-quarter leads. That results in a recipe for disaster for the Chargers, who look to end a nine-game slide against division rivals when they visit the Raiders on Sunday.

San Diego’s skid against AFC West foes dates back to the 2014 season, when the club lost its final two divisional games after defeating Oakland on Nov. 16 and went 0-6 last year before falling to Kansas City in the 2016 opener. Melvin Gordon, who lost a key fumble in last week’s loss, leads the league with six rushing touchdowns but is averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. Defensive end Joey Bosa, the Chargers’ first-round pick in this year’s draft, hopes to make his NFL debut after sitting out the first four games with a hamstring injury.

Carr, who also produced a four-touchdown, no-interception performance against the New York Jets last year, is the first Raiders quarterback to do so in back-to-back seasons since Rich Gannon (1999 and 2000). The 25-year-old out of Fresno State is anxious to help get Oakland in the win column at home after falling to Atlanta in Week 2 in its first game of the campaign in its own building. Oakland could face San Diego without running back Latavius Murray (toe) and linebacker Malcolm Smith (quadriceps) as neither participated in practice on Wednesday.

Crabtree is the first Raider with three TD receptions in a game since Jerry Porter, who accomplished the feat on Dec. 19, 2004 against Tennessee.

San Diego re-signed CB Steve Williams and waived NT Ryan Carrethers.

Oakland placed Lee Smith on injured reserve with a right ankle injury and promoted fellow TE Ryan O’Malley from the practice squad.


StreakSmarts Pick: Oakland Raiders

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick