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Expert Game Picks: Raiders or Chargers?

Take a look at who the experts are picking to win Thursday's game.

Colleen Wolfe: Raiders

Adam Rank: Chargers

Marcas Grant: Raiders

Marc Sessler: Raiders

Maurice Jones-Drew: Raiders

Grant Gordon: Raiders

Nick Shook: Raiders

Eric Edholm: Raiders

Kevin Patra: Raiders

Matt Bowen: Chargers

Mike Clay: Raiders

Jeremy Fowler: Raiders

Eric Moody: Raiders

Jason Reid: Chargers

Seth Wickersham: Raiders

Pete Prisco: Raiders

Will Brinson: Raiders

Jared Dubin: Raiders

Ryan Wilson: Chargers

John Breech: Raiders

Tyler Sullivan: Chargers

Dave Richard: Raiders

Jamey Eisenberg: Raiders

Mike Florio: Raiders

Chris Simms: Raiders

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Albert Breer: Raiders

Mitch Goldich: Raiders

Claire Kuwana: Raiders

Gilberto Manzano: Raiders

Conor Orr: Raiders

John Pluym: Raiders

Raiders-Chargers Pick

Nick Hennion, BetMGM

Chargers-Raiders Total Under 33.5 Points (-110)

Easton Stick vs. Aidan O'Connell. Just like the schedule makers drew it up.

In addition to Justin Herbert not playing, Raiders running back Josh Jacobs exited the game Sunday. Without him, I question how Las Vegas generates much offense.

Additionally, the Chargers have shown they can limit bad offenses. In five games against sides 22nd or worse in offensive DVOA, they've allowed 12 points per game.

At the same time, the Raiders have proved a very tough defense at home. Including Sunday's showing against the Vikings, Las Vegas has allowed only 15 points per game at Allegiant Stadium.

In three home games under Antonio Pierce, they've allowed only 21 combined points against sides outside the top 10 in offensive DVOA.

The only area Las Vegas struggles is against the run – they sit 26th in rush defense DVOA.

However, the Chargers offer virtually no running threat, as they're 25th in the corresponding offensive category.

Finally, primetime unders are 60% to the under since 2018-19. Both teams are also 10-3 to the under this season, a trend I expect to continue.

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