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LA Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction and Odds | Week 1

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The LA Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders ended last year’s regular season with a game that no one will forget. How will they kick off the 2022-23 NFL season? WagerTalk NFL handicapper Andrew McInnis shares his thoughts on the AFC West showdown.

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Sunday, September 11 NFL Week 1 Betting Notes
Point Spread: LA Chargers -3.5 (-115) vs Las Vegas Raiders
Total: o/u 52.5 Points
Location: SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California
Game Time: 4:25pm ET / 1:25pm PT (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)

LA Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Analysis

The AFC West is considered to be the toughest division to handicap entering the 2022-23 NFL season, and the schedule makers didn’t waste any time in getting the party started.

The LA Chargers will welcome the Las Vegas Raiders to SoFi Stadium to open the season after being eliminated from playoff contention on the last game of the regular season by this same Raiders squad.

In what would have been one of the biggest sports betting (and sports in general) storylines of all time, the Raiders and Chargers simply needed to tie in Week 18 last year to ensure that both teams would make the playoffs. The stars were in alignment and the game went to overtime, but the Raiders elected to go for the win and knock out their AFC West rivals. Will there be a revenge factor in play on Sunday afternoon?

Late-Game Blunders

The Chargers fell short of the playoffs last season with an offense that scored 27.9 points per game and produced highlight after highlight. Their defense and close-game decision-making let them down week-after-week, and they don’t come into this season with much change in that regard as they’re still built around the same core.

The Chargers are featured as must-watch this year with an offense featuring MVP favorite Justin Herbert at the helm with playmakers all around him like Keenan Allen, Austin Ekeler and Mike Williams to name a few.

Overcoming Adversity

The Raiders became a very easy team to cheer for as it felt like they dealt with roadblock after roadblock and never failed to pull themselves off the mat and come back better. The Raiders fell short to the AFC champion Bengals in a very competitive game and have high hopes for newly-hired offensive specialist Josh Mcdaniels as their new head coach while also trading for All-Pro and future Hall Of Famer Davante Adams.

LA Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders Prediction

These teams combined for 67 points in their last matchup, and over the offseason, I suspect both offensive groups have gotten even better and I don’t expect a significant leap from either team on defense. I love the number we’re getting on the over at 52.5 points in this game. This will be must-watch TV.

NFL Opening Line Report | Week 1

It’s game week! With all of the offseason news and moves finally in the books, how far have the NFL Week 1 point spreads and totals moved from their initial release? Join Drew Martin and Teddy Covers for The Opening Line Report as we discuss NFL line movement and where we project the point spreads to close this weekend. We hit the LA Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders game at the 19:07 timestamp.

The Opening Line Report | NFL Week 1 Betting Market Analysis | September 5

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