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October 4, 2021

Los Angeles Chargers vs Las Vegas Raiders: 3 Best 'Monday Night Football' Prop Bets

Following a fantastic week of football, we've got a great Monday night matchup between AFC West rivals the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers to close out Week 4. 

While it's early in the season, this game could have massive implications in the AFC West and playoff race. Both teams trot out top-10 offenses, so expect a high-scoring affair. 

But how should you bet on tonight's tilt? We've identified our three favorite prop bets and the best spread. All you have to do is relax and watch some football. Sound good?

FanDuel: Derek Carr OVER 24.5 Completions (+102)

The Raiders are ranked second with 45.3 passes per game. Derek Carr is completing an average of 29.3 of those tosses per game. With how efficient Carr has been this season, and the fact that Josh Jacobs is still banged up, the Raiders will have to rely on the passing game to win this one, like they have all year.

The Chargers are one of the top-rated pass defenses in the AFC, but they're allowing opposing quarterbacks to complete a nice 69% of their passes. With the Raiders being underdogs, and rightfully so, expect the Raiders to be a pass-heavy team throughout the entire game. If Carr is as sharp as he has been all season, this one should hit pretty easily.

Barstool: Hunter Renfrow OVER 4.5 Receptions (-136)

While Darren Waller leads the team with 33 targets, Renfrow is the only other Raider with 20+ targets. He also ranks second in red-zone targets. Renfrow should see a ton of action in the Raiders' pass-happy attack. 

At jus 4.5 catches, Renfrow should get this over. The Chargers will force the Raiders to play in front of the secondary and not give up the big plays. This means that Renfrow should see a lot of targets today. Renfrow has gone over this total in all three games, and that streak will continue tonight.

DraftKings: Austin Ekeler OVER 38.5 Receiving Yards (-115)

Austin Ekeler is finally starting to see plenty of volume from Justin Herbert. The dynamic running back has notched 15 targets over the last two games, averaging 56.5 receiving yards in those contests. 

Going up against a defense that is pretty poor against the run and the pass, Ekeler should have no problem getting involved in both aspects of the game. While his total for receiving and rushing yards could be the play here, the number is set at 100.5, and I am not comfortable with that.

Look for a big game from Ekeler, especially considering how hot he has been to start the year.

Bovada: Best Spread: Chargers -3 (-115)

The Chargers' offense has been just as efficient as the Raiders' and might even be better. The Bolts lead the NFL in yards per drive (45.5), are ninth in yards per game (394.7), 13th in yards per play (5.9), and third in passing yards per game (307.3).

The Raiders have not played a passing attack like the Chargers yet and they will get exposed. Even with three games against mediocre passing offenses, the Raiders' defensive stats are very pedestrian at best. With the amount of weapons that Herbert has at his disposal, and with the Raiders having no real threat of a running game, the Chargers should take this one pretty easily.

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