Monday Night Football: Raiders vs Chargers Week 4 Odds and Preview

Sunday’s bundle of Week 4 NFL games are officially in the books, meaning that fans are now turning their attention to an exciting Monday Night Football contest. This week’s game is a matchup between a pair of AFC West rivals as the Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) will visit the Los Angeles Chargers (2-1). Both rivals will be looking to improve their divisional positioning with a victory tonight, which should make for some entertaining football action.

There’s a lot to take account of before tonight’s Monday Night Football clash, so continue reading this guide for the betting odds heading into the matchup — with odds courtesy of BetOnline.

Raiders vs Chargers General Information and Statistics

Tonight’s game will be held SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA, where the Chargers will be looking for their first home victory of the season. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. EST and the contest itself can be viewed on ESPN and other streaming platforms around the world.

The Chargers are currently averaging 22.3 points per game, which is the 20th-highest average in the NFL. Meanwhile, Raiders are averaging 30.0 PPG — the sixth-best average. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 20.0 PPG (8th) while Las Vegas is surrendering 24.0 PPG (16th).

Monday Night Football: Raiders vs Chargers Odds

Odds via BetOnline as of Monday, October 4

  • Las Vegas Raiders (3-0) vs Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)
  • Moneyline: Raiders (+150) vs Chargers (-170)
  • Spread: Raiders +3.0 (-103) vs Chargers -3.0 (-117)
  • Total: 51.5 — Over (-107), Under (-113)

A complete list of odds and prop markets is available at BetOnline.ag.

Raiders Looking to Keep Perfect Record

One of the biggest shocks in the 2021 NFL season has been the Raiders’ perfect start. Nobody expected them to play this well, especially after only making the playoffs once in the last 18 years. Now, they’re 3-0 and on top of the AFC West division and will look to extend that to 4-0 after Monday Night Football.

One of the reasons why the Raiders have been off to a hot start is because of their aforementioned offense. Nobody expected Las Vegas to average the sixth-best PPG this year, but they’ve been scoring points at will and a lot of that is thanks to quarterback Derek Carr. The veteran gunslinger has completed 88 passes this season for 1,203 passing yards and six touchdowns to two interceptions. His hot start even earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Month honors for September.

While the Raiders do have a great offence, they might be without running back Josh Jacobs again. The 23-year-old rusher has missed Las Vegas’ last two games with an ankle injury and will be a game-time decision for Monday Night Football. If he’s out, look for Peyton Barber to lead the backfield. The sixth-year veteran started in Jacobs’ place last week and rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown on 23 attempts. The Chargers are allowing the most rushing yards per game in 2021 (170), so the opportunity is there for the Raiders backfield to have a field day.

Aside from Jacobs, Las Vegas is healthy and enters the matchup as the +150 underdog.

Monday Night Football Odds Favor Chargers

BetOnline is projecting the Chargers to make things tighter in the AFC West with a win tonight at -170 odds. They’re coming off of a massive 30-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, so look for them to start off hot against the Raiders as they attempt to prove that they’re the AFC West’s top team.

Like the Raiders, it’s been Los Angeles’ quarterback who’s played a major factor in the team’s early success in 2021. Justin Herbert threw for 281 passing yards and four touchdowns without an interception against the Chiefs, solidifying himself as one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Fortunately for Herbert, he’s had a pair of wideouts who’ve made life easier for him.

Keenan Allen (21 receptions, 258 yards, 1TD) and Mike Williams (22 receptions, 295 yards, 4 TDs) have looked great this year, however, they’ll need big games against a Raiders defense that’s allowed the fourth-fewest receiving yards to wideouts (507) and just one TD this season.

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Devon Platana
After graduating with a Masters degree in Journalism, Devon joined USGS to improve his sports writing skills. As a lifelong sports fan, one of Devon’s favorite things to do is analyze statistics across all sports.