4 Best Prop Bets for Chargers vs Raiders Week 10 Thursday Night Football Game

Max Staley
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Coming off an inspiring victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Los Angeles Chargers will take on the Oakland Raiders on "Thursday Night Football." The Chargers are 1.5-point road favorites ahead of the matchup, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking for an alternative way to wager on this one, here are four of the best prop bets for Thursday night's game between the Chargers and Raiders.

1. Philip Rivers - Passing Yards: Over 298.5 (-112)

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The Oakland Raiders have been one of the softest pass defenses in the league, checking in as the fourth-worst passing defense in the NFL, per Football Outsiders' DVOA rankings. They've also surrendered a league-worst 297.5 passing yards per game on the year. Philip Rivers, meanwhile, has thrown for at least 300 yards in five of his nine games on the year.

2. Melvin Gordon - Rushing Yards: Under 54.5 (-112)

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If the Chargers are throwing the ball more frequently, it could be tough for Melvin Gordon to reach 55 rushing yards. Gordon has been held below 55 yards on the ground in four of his five games this season, and he might not find much success against Oakland's front seven. The Raiders have held opponents to 3.7 yards per carry (T-No. 4 in the NFL), and Oakland is only surrendering 92.5 rushing yards per game (No. 7 in the NFL). Additionally, if Los Angeles is indeed airing it out, that could mean Austin Ekeler sees the field more often than Gordon here.

3. Derek Carr - Pass Completions: Over 21.5 (-124)

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Derek Carr has the highest completion percentage in the NFL among passers who have started at least five games. He's also completed at least 22 passes in five of his eight starts, and is facing a Chargers' defense that has allowed opposing passers to complete 72.2 percent of their attempts, which is the second-worst mark in the NFL.

4. Josh Jacobs - Rushing Yards: Over 80.5 (-120)

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Josh Jacobs has been running wild lately, and it seems he's firmly established himself as the top dog in Oakland's backfield. After averaging 15.5 carries for 76.8 rushing yards per game across his first four contests, Jacobs' averages have since ballooned to 22.5 carries and 108.3 rushing yards per game. Against a middling Chargers' run defense, surrendering the 13th-most rushing yards per game, there's little reason to believe Jacobs will slow down this week.


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