Oakland vs San Diego: Christmas Eve Clash Opens NFL Week 16
Oakland Raiders: Despite falling short – revival shows promise
Assured of missing the NFL playoff party for a 13th straight season, tied with Cleveland and second only to the 16 year drought Buffalo is experiencing, Oakland can hang their hat on some positives gained during the 2015 NFL season. QB, Derek Carr, WR Amari Cooper and RB Latavius Murray all give the Silver & Black some hope on offense in 2016 and beyond. In the here and now, Oakland enters this game on a 2-5 slide that includes a 30-20 home loss to Green Bay last weekend that was proceeded by a 15-12 win in Denver Week 14. We expect the Raiders to be amped up at home.
San Diego Chargers: Bolts injury riddled season is mercifully limping to the finish
Rolling into Oakland with a 4-10 record, San Diego is in the midst of just their second losing year during the past twelve seasons. Injuries have played a big role in the Chargers stumbles as their offensive line has been decimated throughout season and they lost star WR Keenan Allen to a lacerated kidney during their Week 8 loss in Baltimore. Somehow though, the Bolts are still battling as they have won two of their last four games – including a 30-14 demolition of the Dolphins in their final home game last week. The Chargers are looking to crash the Raiders Christmas party.
Oakland vs San Diego NFL Week 16 Prediction: Looking like possible playoff contenders, with a 4-3 season opening record, the Raiders crushed the Chargers 37-29 during Week 7 action. The final count doesn’t tell the entire story as Oakland was up 37-6 heading into the fourth quarter of that contest. This is the 113th meeting between these AFC West rivals, San Diego owns a 60-50-2 series advantage, and the Chargers have won six of the last eight meetings. Being as we don’t expect much defense here, the Raiders (25.4 PPG) and Chargers (24.9 PPG) both allow a lot of points, we turn to the alternate game total odds posted at William Hill for our free pick prediction. Give us the OVER on the 41 total points with a 1000 unit wager at William Hill. Best Wishes for a Safe, Healthy and Happy Holiday Season from everyone here at Online Betting Canada!
Oakland Raiders vs San Diego Chargers – William Hill Sportsbook NFL Week 16 Odds
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