The final regular season game of the year takes place this Sunday night from Sin City as the Las Vegas Raiders host the Los Angeles Chargers. With a win in Week 18, the Chargers will clinch a playoff berth, but the Raiders need help. Game time is 8:20 PM ET on NBA. Los Angeles comes in as a 2.5-point favorite, with the total set at 48.5.
The Chargers (9-7 SU, 8-8 ATS) enter the final week holding the seventh and final seed in the AFC, thanks to their 34-13 victory over the Denver Broncos as 8-point home favorites last week. However, they did lose Pro Bowl center Corey Linsley to a back injury in the first quarter. If Linsley can’t go Sunday, Scott Quessenberry is in line to make just his second start of the season.
With this being the last game of the day, the Raiders (9-7 SU, 7-9 ATS) will have a clearer picture of their playoff needs by kick-off. As the current 8-seed, a win over LA would get them in, but losses by both the No. 6 Indianapolis Colts and No. 11 Pittsburgh Steelers (who host the Cleveland Browns this Monday night) would do the trick.
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