Best bets for Chargers-Raiders

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The 2019 NFL season is in full swing, and we're here with a betting preview for Thursday night's game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

ESPN betting analyst Joe Fortenbaugh and fantasy's Mike Clay combine to offer their best bets for the matchup of AFC West rivals.

Note: Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook, unless otherwise noted. Odds as of Wednesday.

Los Angeles Chargers (-1, 48.5) at Oakland Raiders

Over 48.5

Fortenbaugh: The Chargers just hung 26 points on Green Bay's 11th-ranked scoring defense in their first game following the dismissal of former offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt. But look inside the box score, and you'll notice that Philip Rivers & Co. made a handsome five trips inside the red zone, resulting in just two touchdowns. Expect an improvement on that conversion rate Thursday at the Coliseum, as the Raiders currently rank 26th in scoring defense and 27th in red zone defense.