Raiders-Chargers Betting Preview: Will Another Bolts Game Going Over the Total?


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Oct 07, 2018, 11:49 PM EDT

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.

The total moved from 51 all the way up to 53.5, before it settled at 52.5 (see live betting data here). —Mark Gallant

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

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