3 Best Prop Bets for Raiders vs Chargers NFL Week 18 Sunday Night Football Game
By Larry Rupp
The NFL's Week 18 slate features an exciting Sunday Night Football clash between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers.
Here's three of the best prop bets for this Sunday night showdown, courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Raiders vs Chargers Prop Bets Tonight
1. Mike Williams - Receiving Yards: Over 54.5 (-110)
This game has shootout written all over it, with an over/under set at 48.5 total points. That bodes well for Mike Williams' chances to rack up over 54.5 receiving yards. The jump-ball specialist has eclipsed this total in three of his last four games and seen 26 targets during that span. Williams is also averaging 15.3 yards per catch this season, which means he may only a couple of catches to cash this over. Keep in mind the Raiders have posted the eighth-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the NFL. Look for Williams to bounce back from a poor outing against Las Vegas in Week 4 with a huge game on Sunday night.
2. Josh Jacobs - Rushing Yards: Over 62.5 (-110)
As much as the Raiders struggle to defend the pass, the Chargers are even worse when it comes to stopping the run. In fact, head coach Brandon Staley's defense has posted the worst rush defense DVOA rating in the NFL and is allowing a ridiculous 136.7 yards on the ground per game (No. 30 in NFL). Raiders running back Josh Jacobs is nursing a rib injury, yet he has rushed for 192 yards over the last two weeks (4.5 yards per carry in that time). He shouldn't need a ton of work to hit the over on this prop bet. Expect Las Vegas to lean on the 23-year-old in the first half in order to control the pace of the game.
3. Austin Ekeler - Anytime Touchdown Scorer (-160)
While this prop bet does come with a bit of juice, it is well worth it. Austin Ekeler has been nothing short of dominant this season and has scored a touchdown in each of his last seven games. He also leads the Chargers in red zone touches and has acted as a workhorse in Joe Lombardi's offense. The Raiders have been stout against the run this season, but they have been susceptible to pass-catching RBs. Las Vegas has given up 6 receiving touchdowns to opposing ball-carriers. Ekeler has proven to be a legitimate receiving threat and should reach the end zone in the Chargers' biggest game of the season.
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