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Pick against the spread for Chargers vs. Raiders in Week 15 of 2023 NFL season

Teddy Ricketson gives their pick against the spread for Chargers vs. Raiders in Week 15.

Davante Adams #17 of the Las Vegas Raiders catches a pass during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Allegiant Stadium on December 10, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Chargers (5-8) will hit the road to take on the Las Vegas Raiders (5-8) for Thursday Night Football in Week 15. Kickoff from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada is set for 8:15 p.m. ET and will air on Amazon Prime Video.

The Raiders are 3-point favorites. Las Vegas is installed at -155 on the moneyline, while Los Angeles is the +130 underdog. All odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook

Chargers vs. Raiders, Week 15: Pick against the spread

Los Angeles will rely on Easton Stick as its starting quarterback for this game. Starting QB Justin Herbert fractured his finger in Week 14 and was added to injured reserve. Stick finished 13-of-24 for 179 yards last week after taking over for Herbert. The Chargers are coming off a 24-7 loss to the Denver Broncos and have lost four of their last five games.

The Chargers will also be without their No. 1 receiver Keenan Allen. They should get Joshua Palmer back and Quentin Johnston had his best game ever with Stick throwing him the ball, but there is no replacing Allen in this offense.

Las Vegas may be changing quarterbacks this week, as they have lost three games in a row. Whether it is Aidan O’Connell or Jimmy Garoppolo, the bigger story may be whether or not Josh Jacobs can play. He didn’t practice the first two days of the week. O’Connell started against Los Angeles in Week 4 and was able to keep the game close as the Raiders only lost by seven.

The Pick: Raiders -3

I am hoping that Jacobs is able to suit up, and if he doesn’t, I’d bet that the spread swings back in favor of the Chargers despite going with Stick under center. For now, Stick looked decent last week, but I’m not ready to put stock in his being able to lead a dominant offense. It will probably be a bad game, but I think the Raiders cover at home.