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Looking at the Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles matchup, Matt McCuen shares his best bet for the winner take all play in game.
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Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers SNF Best Bet: Can the Raiders Upset the Chargers?

The NFL rolls into its final week of the season as, for the first time in NFL history, we will have a week 18. This has been a wild season that has given us many good and bad memories. The season has been particularly wild for the Las Vegas Raiders. The Raiders made headlines multiple times this season, and sadly, not for good things.

Head coach Jon Gruden was fired after emails surfaced of him being sexist and racist, amongst other things, and star wideout Henry Ruggs was arrested. The Raiders have also had to deal with their star-tight end Darren Waller being out most of the second half of the season with an injury as he is the Raider's top playmaker.

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Las Vegas Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction

The Chargers on the other side of things have had an up and down season under a new head coach, and with a young quarterback, this is something to expect. The Chargers looked like they were in a position to compete for the AFC West early in the season, but the Kansas City Chiefs got red hot and locked things up early. The Chargers will still have a chance to make the playoffs with a win on Sunday.

This game is basically a playoff game for both of these teams, so we will be in for a treat in this football game on Sunday night. There is also a small chance that if these teams tie, they are both in the playoffs if the Colts lose to the Jaguars. That would make this game interesting for sure!

The play I am turning to in this game will be to back the team with the points in the Las Vegas Raiders. Let me walk you through why I love the Raiders in this spot. The first time these teams played, the Chargers won the game, but the Raiders had a great second-half comeback to make it a close one. I am always in the mindset it is tough to beat a team two times, especially in divisional games.

The Raiders are playing great football as of late, especially in quarterback Derrick Carr, who has been outstanding. I believe that the Raiders will be able to throw the football with a lot of success against this Chargers secondary and control this football game. I also love the fact that this is a Raiders home game as they will have the majority of the fans in the building.

The pressure is more on the Chargers in this game, who looked like they would have an easy path to the playoffs a month ago. I am a huge fan of Justin Herbet, but this will be the first real pressure test of his young NFL career. I am willing to fade the Chargers, a team who has just struggled to blow teams out this season.

I believe the Raiders pull off the upset, but I will be safe here and take the Raiders with the field goal. I am looking forward to kicking back and enjoying this game, an early playoff present for us all.

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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