Minty Bets, Jared Quay and Pamela Maldonado break down their betting picks for the Monday Night Football matchup between the Raiders and Chargers.
MINTY BETS: Let's wrap up week four of the NFL with an AFC West match-up between the Las Vegas Raiders and the LA Chargers. The Chargers are home favorites and the total is 52 and 1/2. I'm Minty Bets here with Pam Maldonado and Jared Quay. And we're here to give you our best bets for Monday Night. Pam, let's start with you. What's your pick?
PAMELA MALDONADO: I'm taking the over in this match-up. You have two explosive offenses with quarterbacks who are capable of getting the ball downfield. Look at the quarterbacks that the Raiders have played. They had a run centric Lamar Jackson, an aging Big Ben, and now backup Jacoby Brissett last week. Now they have Justin Herbert who's capable of putting up scores. He leads in completion rate of passes of 15 yards or longer. The Chargers are going to be putting up some points here. And the Raiders, they're no chumps themselves. They are second in total passing attempts and lead in passing attempts of over 15 yards or more.
So now you have two teams who are seventh and fourth in red zone scores, explosive plays, who can get the ball downfield. Quick scoring is going to happen. I like the over.
MINTY BETS: I love that pick. But I also like mine too. Now the Chargers are 3 and 8 against the spread. Their last 11 as home favorites. And the Raiders are 7 and 3 against the spread. Their last 10 as road underdogs. But the Raiders can play some tight games. So I think the Raiders cover here. But the Chargers win. What do you think, Jared?
JARED QUAY: A, the Chargers don't have a large fan base in LA. So though this is a home game and the line is set for them being at home, majority of that fans are going to be Raider fans going crazy. And I know that. And so therefore, I do think that adds to it. Plus I think that the Raiders, this is their game. If they win this one, they should be favored for the next four or five. And I feel like this is the season right here. And I think Derek Carr and company, Gruden understand that. So I actually like them to win moneyline. All right?
As you can see, I did a [INAUDIBLE] earlier this week talking about how I like the Raiders at the beginning of the season. They played hard competition. They won closer games. And I think they should be able to handle this one. Although, I do think that the Chargers will score points. Pam, you're probably right with the over. But I like the Raiders on the money line. Come at me.
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