Thursday Night Football Props: Best Chargers vs. Raiders Props & Odds

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NFL Week 15 action starts with an AFC West showdown as the Los Angeles Chargers visit the Las Vegas Raiders in a Thursday Night Football matchup on Dec. 14. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast on Amazon Prime Video. The Raiders are at on the spread, and the game has an over/under line of points. 

Thursday Night Football player props: Chargers vs. Raiders

The Raiders went scoreless at home on Sunday, losing a 3-0 shutout to the Vikings while workhorse back Josh Jacobs suffered a quad injury. Their best defensive player, Maxx Crosby, has been playing through a knee injury. Jacobs could give it a go this week with the Raiders holding onto slim wild card hopes. 

The Chargers lost Justin Herbert (finger) for the season during a 24-7 home loss to the Broncos on Sunday. Easton Stick will fill in at quarterback the rest of the way with his receiving corps banged up, although Josh Palmer (knee) may return from a multi-week absence for this contest. 

Below, we will take a look at some player props for this matchup. If you are located in a state where Pickem contests are legal, feel free to check out our PrizePicks, and Underdog reviews.

Anytime TD scorer props for Thursday Night Football

The total line for this game is fairly low, with both teams coming off low-scoring outputs in Week 14. The Raiders are averaging 11.5 points and 282.5 yards per game over their last four contests, and Jacobs has handled 83 touches in that span. 

Austin Ekeler broke a three-game scoreless streak with a rushing touchdown against Denver. Ekeler has led the NFL in scrimmage touchdowns over his previous two campaigns, but he is averaging just 3.7 yards per carry with six total touchdowns this season following an early-season ankle sprain. 

Quarterback passing props for Thursday Night Football

When Antonio Pierce took over for Josh McDaniels, he named Aidan O’Connell the starting quarterback, and the rookie is averaging 210.4 passing yards per game with three touchdowns and five interceptions over his last five outings. Overall, he’s completing 63.3% of his passes and owns a 75.7 passer rating.

Easton Stick completed 13 of 24 passes for 179 yards — including a 57-yard completion to rookie Quentin Johnson — during his relief appearance last week. Stick is a former fifth-round pick out of North Dakota State who has spent five seasons on and off the Chargers’ active roster. He has rushed for five touchdowns and thrown for four more in 13 preseason games, and this would be his first regular season start. 

Over/under passing yard props for Chargers vs. Raiders

Passing TD prop bets for Chargers vs. Raiders

Receiving yard props for Thursday Night Football

Keenan Allen has stepped up for the Chargers, with averages of 8.3 receptions for 95.6 yards per game so far this season.

Reception props for Chargers vs. Raiders

The Raiders have become very run-heavy under Pierce, and that has led to diminished production from Davante Adams. The All-Pro receiver is averaging 5.8 receptions for 65.6 yards with one touchdown in five games under the new coaching staff. 

Rushing yard props for Thursday Night Football

The Chargers are giving up the fourth-most total yards per game (375.1) in the NFL this season, but they are average in terms of rushing yards allowed so far. The Raiders are allowing the eighth-most rushing yards per game (127.4) defensively and are averaging the fewest rushing yards per game (80.6) on offense.