Thursday night NFL best bets: Chargers at Raiders

AFC West rivals get together Thursday night to kick off Week 15 of the NFL season. The Chargers (4-9) are coming off off their fourth victory of the season, a 20-17 win over the Falcons. The Raiders (7-6) were dealt a 44-27 drubbing by the Colts and have lost three of their past four, putting a serious dent in their playoff hopes. The Raiders won 31-26 in the first meeting between the teams in Los Angeles in Week 9.

ESPN betting analysts Joe Fortenbaugh (3-3 last week, 30-48-1 overall) and Anita Marks (8-9, 68-78-2) and Aaron Schatz (2-2 34-39-2) of Football Outsiders have teamed up to offer their best bets.

Odds courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook by William Hill as of Wednesday.

Los Angeles Chargers at Las Vegas Raiders (-3, 53)

Schatz: Las Vegas has not been as good as its record, ranking 22nd in DVOA. But the Raiders are better than the Chargers, who rank 29th.

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