The Las Vegas Raiders travel to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers in Week 4 on Monday night in their first divisional matchup of 2021.
The Las Vegas Raiders have gotten off to a solid start to the 2021 campaign, going 3-0 for the first time since the 2002 season, and doing it against tough competition. In Week 1, it took overtime to beat the Baltimore Ravens, but they were able to erase a 14-0 deficit early on to do so.
Then came the trip East on a short week, where many experts gave them no chance against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but they still came away with a strong nine-point victory. From there, the Raiders played their second home overtime game of the year, once again erasing an early 14-0 lead in front of the home crowd, and beating the Dolphins, 31-28.
At 3-0, the Silver and Black have vaulted up many national power rankings, and their quarterback, Derek Carr is playing the best football of his career. This is a Raiders team that is finally solid on both sides of the ball, which could lead to them finally becoming a regular in terms of the AFC playoff picture.
On Monday night, they face another tough test against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Odds Week 4
The Week 4 betting odds on WynnBET have the Raiders as 3.5-point underdogs on the road, which means this is going to be a close game inside SoFi Stadium. The over/under is set at 52.5 points, so you can expect a lot of scoring in this one, especially with the way both offenses have been playing as of late.
Raiders vs Los Angeles Chargers Prediction Week 4
These are two teams who are now fighting for first place in the AFC West, and Los Angeles will have a ton of confidence after beating Kansas City last weekend. Justin Herbert is one of the better young quarterbacks in the NFL, and he has a plethora of weapons, but this is not your ordinary Raiders defense.
In fact, the combination of Yannick Ngakoue and Maxx Crosby coming off the edge is one of the best in the game, and the secondary continues to take big steps in the right direction. Gus Bradley has this unit playing at a very high level, and that will continue on the ‘road’ this Monday night in primetime.
When all is said and done, I like the Raiders to make a few more plays than the Bolts, winning in front of what will feel like a home crowd, 35-31.