2012 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 30, 2012
Oakland at San Diego
Sunday 12/30 04:25 PM Eastern
2 units on Oakland +10 (-110) (risk 2 to win 1.8) RESULT: win
This will probably be the last game for Norv Turner and his GM A.J. Smith. Good riddance to an under-performing duo that has done very little with a lot of talent over the past six years. This team really shouldn't be laying double-digits against anyone, never mind a division rival. Terrelle Pryor gets the call for Oakland after Carson Palmer was ruled out. While many see this as a downgrade, and maybe it is, it could actually be a blessing. The fact is, Palmer simply hasn't done much since joining the Raiders. He's not the answer as the 17.9 points per game for the Raiders shows. It really can't get worse and maybe it gets better. Expect a lot of carries for Darren McFadden, and a simple game plan for Pryor. The Chargers are 2-5 straight-up and 2-5 ATS at home this season, scoring only 18.4 points per game themselves. They are also 0-5 ATS following an ATS win this season. With those kinds of numbers, covering a double-digit spread is a very tall order. Take the points.