- The Chargers are -175 favorites against the Raiders for the first week of the NFL season and have a three-point spread to cover.
- The Chargers covered the spread in 8 of their 2021 games and had an ATS record of 4-7 when playing as the favorite and 4-5 at home.
- The two teams last matchup had a combined score of 67 points and their 2022 matchup has an over/under set at 52.0 at -110 odds.
LOS ANGELES – The LA Chargers take on the Las Vegas Raiders in Sofi Stadium for week one of the 2022-23 NFL season and the Chargers are -175 favorites for the game.
The Raiders have +150 underdog odds for the AFC West matchup after the two teams split their 2021 games. Online sportsbooks have given the Chargers a three-point spread to cover at -120 odds.
The Chargers were not greats ATS in 2021 when playing as the favorite, finishing with a record of 4-7 during the regular season and 4-5 on home turf.
There is value in the Raider’s underdog odds, after Las Vegas won their last 2021 matchup in week 18, grabbing the last playoff spot from the Chargers in a three-point overtime game. The Charges were also the favorite in this game by 2.5 points.
Betting on the Over
After their last matchup having a total of 67 points scored, betting value can also be found through the over/under set for the game. This game had an over/under set at 48.5 and the over was hit before the two teams even went into overtime.
2022 Week One Total
- Over 52.0 -110
- Under 52.0 -110
During the 2021 season, the Raider scored an average of 22 points per game, while the Chargers scored an average of 27.9 ppg.
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The over for this game also has value because of the expectations and odds that online sportsbooks have given Justin Herbert to become one of the NFL’s most elite QBs in 2022. During the 2021 season, Hebert threw for over 5,000 yards and was this in the league for passing TDs, with a total of 38.
Hebert is the current favorite to record the most passing yards and touchdown passes in 2022.
Herbert Props Before Week One
- Most Padding Yards +600
- Most Passing TD’s +550
Derek Carr also has short odds for QB props for the 2022 season, with +1000 odds to record the most passing yards. Devante Adams is expected to quickly become Carr’s favorite target and has betting props of his own for the 2022 season.
- Most Receptions +900
- Most Receiving TD’s +750
Game One Could Affect Future Betting Lines
After getting knocked out of the first round of the 2021 NFL playoffs, the Raiders signed Devante Adams but online sportsbooks gave them underdog odds for their division, playoff, and Super Bowl 57 odds.
The Raiders currently have the worst odds to win the AFC West at +650 but this week one matchup could change those odds in Las Vegas’s favor. There is value in betting on the Raider’s week one odds as well as future divisional odds.
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