NFL Betting at BetAnySports — Raiders Hope to Impress New Coach as They Take on Chargers

NFL Betting at BetAnySports -- Raiders Hope to Impress New Coach as They Take on Chargers

Was it really all that much of a surprise that the Oakland Raiders made a coaching change during the season? Many people who wager against the NFL betting odds at Bet Any Sports were suspecting that right along. But maybe they weren’t looking for it only four games into the season. But the way the Raiders played in London against the Miami Dolphins kind of warranted it. They stumbled all over themselves on the way to a 38-14 defeat, and so the trigger was pulled on Dennis Allen, with offensive coordinator Tony Sparano taking his place. Sparano is the eighth Oakland head coach since the 2003 season.

The San Diego Chargers lost a heart-breaker in the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals (18-17). Since then they have reeled off four straight victories, in the process becoming the only team in the league to have covered all five games against the football pointspread. They are moving like a well-oiled machine under head coach Mike McCoy and quarterback Philip Rivers, who has 12 touchdown passes on the season against only two interceptions in 165 attempts.

The Raiders will play host to the Chargers at the Coliseum in Oakland at 4:05 PM ET.

In the NFL football betting odds that have been posted on this game at Bet Any Sports, the Chargers are favored by a full touchdown:

NFL betting odds Courtesy Of BetAnySports USA Online Sportsbooks

San Diego Chargers -7 (-120)
Oakland Raiders +7 (+100)

Over 44 Points -110
Under 44 Points -110

Rookie quarterback Derek Carr was injured in the game against Miami, but those injuries were not too serious, and he is on track to start another game. Thus far he is 63% accurate, with four touchdowns and four interceptions, and has been sacked only three times against 133 attempts. But the problem with Carr, a second-round draft choice at a Fresno State, is that he has a very difficult time advancing the ball down the field, as he averages only 5.5 yards per attempt. Conversely, Rivers is averaging over three yards more than Carr in that category (8.7).

With Sparano now at the helm, we are not sure Bet Any Sports NFL Sportsbooks customers can expect that much to change. The former head coach of the Miami Dolphins is a rather conservative type, and would rather establish a rushing game. Unfortunately, this team is not been able to generate much on the ground either. Darren McFadden has averages 3.4 yards a pop, and Maurice Jones-Drew has 12 yards and eleven carries. Consequently, the Raiders have averaged only 26 minutes of possession time, and that puts a lot of strain on the defense.

So, for that matter, does the San Diego offense. And they are doing it without a consistent running game themselves. Of course, Rivers, who doesn’t have a rocket arm, is one of the most resourceful quarterbacks in the league, and he is able to spread it around very evenly; in fact his top four receivers all have between 259 and 276 yards. THAT’S balance.

It is also kind of interesting that while the Raiders’ defense has been on the field 34 minutes a game, San Diego’s offense holds a 34-26 advantage in minutes as far as possession time is concerned. They may have found someone to carry the roc in pursuit of supporting that. Brandon Oliver, an undrafted rookie, had 114 yards on the ground last week. We will see if that was a fluke or not.

Take advantage of reduced juice on NFL betting right now at BetAnySports! Follow Every1bets On Google + and check out the NFL Week 6 Betting PreviewTop

Charles Jay

More About

CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

View Posts - Visit Website

Comments are closed.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons