What is generally anticipated to be a profoundly serious AFC West division starts to come to fruition with a blockbuster matchup between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. The game starts at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday at SoFi Stadium.
It’s another period in Las Vegas with Josh McDaniels as lead trainer, and quarterback Derek Carr is currently matched with genius wide collector Davante Adams. In the mean time, quarterback Justin Herbert drives a hazardous Chargers crew in an exceptionally expected fight for the AFC West crown with the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos likewise in the division.
Here is a gander at the wagering subtleties and USA TODAY’s NFL staff picks for the Raiders vs. Chargers game:
Sunday, September 11
The opening shot is set for 1:25 PM PDT
SoFi Stadium (Inglewood, Calif.)
WATCH ON TV
Los Angeles and Orange County: Channel 2 (KCBS)
In depth: Kevin Harlan
Examiner: Trent Green
Sideline: Melanie Collins
Sunday’s down will check the 125th matchup between the two groups. The Raiders hold a 66-56-2 all-time standard season record versus the Chargers; nonetheless, the Bolts have won two out of the last three matchups in this series. This is the first time in Quite a while history that they have the Raiders to open a season. The two groups have made right multiple times in season openers, yet this denotes whenever the Chargers first will have.
The last gathering between these two groups at SoFi Stadium came on Oct. 4, 2021.
In that Week 4 straight on the Bolts scrambled for 168 yards and dominated the match by a last score of 28-14. Running back Austin Ekeler drove the manner in which on the ground with 117 yards hurrying and two scores (one surging and one getting) and quarterback Justin Herbert tossed for three scores. On edge side, the Chargers pass rush amassed four sacks and security Derwin James, Jr. recorded a capture.
Chargers vs Raiders chances Week 1:
FanDuel Sportsbook legitimately has the LA Chargers as the top choices in this game. As indicated by FanDuel, the Chargers are – 3.5 top choices that are – 184 as cash line top picks. In the mean time, Vegas is a +154 cash line dark horse.
Oddsmakers are likewise anticipating that this game should be a high-scoring game too. The over/under for the game has been set at 52.5 places. The over improves chances coming in at – 104 rather than – 114 juice on the under.
This is tied for the second-most noteworthy over/under in all of Week 1, with the Kansas City Chiefs confrontation against the Arizona Cardinals checking in at 53.5 places.
Chargers vs Raiders expectation Week 1:
The Chargers need to win by in excess of a field objective in this game to cover and that ought to be something that the group can do. While Vegas added a few decent pieces, the chance for survival isn’t good for them concerning ability in this game.
The Chargers were a main five scoring offense in the association last season and just got better with key increases in Zion Johnson and Gerald Everett. Meanwhile,the Raiders permitted the 26th-most focuses per game last season and the guard ostensibly deteriorated, even with the expansion of Chandler Jones.
Jones is a major marking yet after Week 1 last season he created pressures at a typical rate. He shouldn’t do much against All-Pro-type left tackle Rashawn Slater. Maxx Crosby could have another important day however that probably won’t prevent LA from scoring.
In the mean time, the Raiders need to manage perhaps of the most horrendously terrible hostile line in the game against a Chargers guarded line that is totally revamped.
This game will look much more like last year’s matchup at SoFi Stadium than it will the Week 18 matchup. I’m going with Chargers – 3.5 and over 52.5 focuses with a last score expectation of Chargers 34, Raiders 21.