The Las Vegas Raiders will look to stay unbeaten and at the top of the AFC West standings when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers on Monday Night Football. The Raiders (3-0), who are coming off a 31-28 overtime win over the Miami Dolphins, rank among the best offenses in the NFL this season and are averaging a league-high 471 yards per game. The Chargers (2-1), who stunned the two-time defending AFC champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, have one of the best defenses in the NFL, and are allowing just 201.7 passing yards per game. That is seventh-best in the NFL. The Raiders lead the all-time series 65-55-2.

Kickoff from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif., is set for 8:15 p.m. ET. Los Angeles is a three-point favorite in the latest Raiders vs. Chargers odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 51.5. Before you make any Chargers vs. Raiders bets or Week 4 predictions, make sure you check out what SportsLine NFL expert Mike Tierney has to say.

A national sportswriter whose work appears in The New York Times and Los Angeles Times, Tierney has covered the NFL for decades and reported from seven Super Bowls. He’s used his experience to crush the NFL, going 187-147 against the spread the past three seasons. In addition, Tierney is 25-13-1 on his last 39 against the spread picks involving the Chargers. Anyone who has followed him is way up.

Now, Tierney has zoned in on Raiders vs. Chargers and just released his NFL picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see Tierney’s Week 4 NFL picks. Here are the Vegas NFL odds and betting lines for Raiders vs. Chargers:

  • Raiders vs. Chargers spread: Los Angeles -3 
  • Raiders vs. Chargers over-under: 51.5 points 
  • Raiders vs. Chargers money line: Las Vegas +145, Los Angeles -170 
  • LV: Raiders are 4-0 against the spread in their last four Monday games 
  • LAC: Chargers are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against AFC West opponents

Featured Game | Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders

Why the Chargers can cover

Quarterback Justin Herbert is off to a solid start to the season, completing 88-of-126 pass attempts (69.8 percent) for 956 yards and six touchdowns. He has three interceptions but has a rating of 97.8. Against the Chiefs last week, Herbert completed 26-of-38 passes (68.4 percent) for 281 yards and a season-high four touchdowns. It was just the second time in his career he threw four TD passes. He is just the fifth player in the Super Bowl era to have five games with three or more touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first two seasons.

Also powering the Chargers’ offense is running back Austin Ekeler, who had 107 yards from scrimmage with 55 rushing yards last week. He also secured his first touchdown reception of the season. For the year, he has carried 35 times for 166 yards (4.7 average) and one TD. He will be looking for his third game in a row with 100 or more yards from scrimmage and six or more receptions.

Why the Raiders can cover 

Despite that, Los Angeles is not a lock to cover the Raiders vs. Chargers spread. That’s because Las Vegas quarterback Derek Carr leads the NFL in passing yards (1,203) and is second in completions (88) and attempts (136). Twenty-eight percent of his passes have traveled 15 or more yards downfield, the second-highest rate in the NFL. Last week, Carr completed 26-of-43 passes (60.5 percent) for 386 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and a 95.7 rating.

Carr has one of the top wide receiver groups in the league. The Raiders are the only team to boast four 200-yard receivers this year. Henry Ruggs III is 15th in the NFL with 237 receiving yards, while Darren Waller is 18th and second among tight ends with 224. Bryan Edwards is 24th with 210, while Hunter Renfrow is tied for 28th with 204. Waller’s 33 targets are tied for the second-most in the league behind Green Bay’s Davante Adams, who has 34.

How to make Raiders vs. Chargers picks

For Monday Night Football, Tierney is leaning over on the point total, but he also says a critical X-factor makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s sharing his Raiders vs. Chargers picks only at SportsLine.

So who wins Chargers vs. Raiders on Monday Night Football? And what critical X-factor makes one side of the Raiders vs. Chargers spread a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Chargers vs. Raiders spread you need to jump on Monday night, all from the expert who’s 25-13 on Chargers picks, and find out. 


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