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NFL betting expert Albert Nguyen takes a look at the Sunday Night Football game between the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers. With everything on the line, he gives his best bets to make for it here.

Las Vegas Raiders vs. Los Angeles Chargers SNF Best Bets: Expect Plenty of Fireworks

This game against the Los Angeles Chargers and Las Vegas Raiders was flexed to Sunday night for a reason. This is what the league envisioned when they came out with the schedule for Week 18. The winner of this game will earn a spot in the AFC playoffs, and the loser will be making vacation plans for the offseason. Analysts can't rely too heavily on their previous head-to-head matchup since there have been so many significant changes to the Raiders from personnel to leadership. 

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Austin Ekeler Over 93.5 rushing + receiving yards (-110) (Risk $100 to Win $190)

Ekeler is one of the most underrated players in the National Football League. He's not only the safety valve for young star quarterback Justin Herbert when he's going through reads, but he's often the #1 option in the play. He is an excellent pass-catcher coming out of the backfield as well as out wide, and he's already been a hard runner that has the propensity to always fall forward. I see him reaching over 93.5 scrimmage yards easily. 

Total: Over 49.5 points (-110) (Risk $100 to Win $190)

I may be in the minority here, but I think the Raiders hang with the Chargers in this game. Derek Carr has quietly had a solid campaign in 2021, and he's been thrown so many curve balls throughout the season. If he gets Darren Waller back this weekend, who is currently questionable on the injury report, I think Carr will find a way to score a couple of big touchdowns. On the other side of the ball, we all know Herbert is one of the bright young stars of the league and he's aiming for passing records that would put him in discussions for the fastest start in history from the quarterback position. I think he slings it Sunday night and the Chargers will be driving up and down the field. 

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Article Author


Albert Nguyen is a native of Dallas, TX. He went to college in California and is currently a lawyer and consultant in the healthcare industry. Being an economics major, he's always been fascinated with numbers and statistics. He started creating his own projection models to handicap sports in the mid 2000s. He recently began working in the sports gambling industry and creating content as a side gig. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, Soccer, Tennis, Golf, and collegiate sports. You can follow Albert on Twitter at @AnalyticsCapper.

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