The San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders are going to square off in Week 5 of the NFL betting campaign. Join us here at Cappers Info, as we make our predictions for football for what should be a great game on Sunday.
Week 5 NFL Picks: San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders
Date: Sunday, October 6th, 11:35 ET
Location: O.co Coliseum, Oakland, CA
Week 5 Betting Odds: San Diego -5 (46.5)
Chargers vs. Raiders Live TV: NFL Network
An interesting fourth game of the day, if we do say so ourselves. The Chargers and the Raiders really aren’t separated by all that much at this point, as the two teams both have quarterbacks that are up and coming, defenses that are very suspect, and neither team is finding ways to win games in clutch moments. That’s generally a real problem against the best teams in the league, and that’s why neither of these clubs are going to end up running down the Chiefs or the Broncos any time in the near future. That being said, Oakland, playing at home, is probably going to end up winning this game as we see it.
Our “Philip Rivers on the road” radar is up and at full force in this one, and though he has played a heck of a lot better on the road this year than we are used to, we still don’t trust him in this spot. Oakland has QB Terrelle Pryor back, and the team has played significantly better with him calling the shots. Remember that the Chargers probably should have lost to the Eagles against QB Michael Vick in Week 2, and that was a game against a somewhat similar offense with a mobile quarterback. If the Raiders end up scoring 20 points in this game, we like their chances of being able to walk out of this home game with an SU victory to send Oakland sports fans home happy for a second straight night.
Chargers @ Raiders Pick: Oakland Raiders +5
Chargers @ Raiders Score Prediction: Oakland 23 – San Diego 21