2017 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 31, 2017
Oakland at Los Angeles
Sunday 12/31 04:25 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Oakland +8.5 (-120) (risk 1.5 to return 2.75) RESULT: loss
1 unit on Game Total UNDER 42.5 -110 (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: win
The Los Angeles Chargers have an outside chance to make the playoffs, and the Raiders will try and spoil it for them as they look to avenge a tough, 17-16, loss in the first meeting. The last two meetings have stayed UNDER by a combined 30 points, and six of the last nine meetings have gone UNDER. Oakland comes off a 19-10 loss at Philadelphia, and it followed a controversial loss to Dallas which included some questionable calls by the officials. The road team has covered six times in a row, and the underdog is a whopping 15-2 ATS the last 17 meetings. The Chargers are 8-20 ATS their last 28 home games and 7-15 ATS after a win dating to the last few seasons. Also, the Chargers are 1-7 ATS their last eight December games. Philip Rivers was only 22 of 40 for 290 yards against the Jets, and the Chargers gained only 3.0 yards per rush in a 14-7 win. Oakland can salvage something from its season with a win, and the Chargers are laying more than a touchdown here. Grab the points with the Raiders and also take the UNDER.