Raiders-Chargers Betting Preview: Will Another Bolts Game Going Over the Total?
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Betting odds: Oakland Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers
- Spread: Chargers -5.5
- Over/Under: 52.5
- Time: 4:05 p.m. ET
- TV channel: CBS
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Betting market: Though there haven’t been any true sharp indicators on this game, the line movement tells the whole story. After opening between 7 and 7.5, the line hasn’t stopped moving toward the Raiders.
Oakland is getting a bit less than half the bets and a bit more than half the money, but went down to +4.5 at some books at the time of writing.
Trends to know: More than 60% of bettors laid the points with the Raiders last week and were rewarded as Oakland rallied to win and cover against the Browns in overtime.
A majority of bets are on Jon Gruden’s team once again this Sunday, but considering Gruden is 44-53-3 (45%) against the spread in the regular season including 17-27 (39%) ATS following a win since 2003, gamblers might be placing their faith in the wrong coach/team. — John Ewing