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Chargers vs Raiders: Best prop bets to make for Sunday Night Football

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2. Austin Ekeler OVER 56.5 rushing yards (-125)

This almost feels like a lock for the LA Chargers. Austin Ekeler had a massive game last time these two teams squared off in primetime and there is not much of a reason to believe that this game will be different. Perhaps it is not as massive of a game, but Ekeler should be able to get this over considering how low it is.

In the first matchup between these two teams, Ekeler picked up 117 yards on the ground with another 28 yards of receiving and two touchdowns. He averaged 7.8 yards per carry in that matchup, which was the highest he would reach the entire season.

The Chargers have been pretty passive with Ekeler this season. While they have used him in the passing and running game, he has not carried the ball 20 times once this season. The M-O all season has been to keep his workload low enough to avoid him getting hurt or worn down at the end of the year.

Everything is on the line in this game so there is no reason for the Chargers to let up and not play him as much as they should. And while it might be bolt to predict the over in both passing yards and rushing yards, the Chargers can easily reach both of these numbers.

Ekeler has gotten over 56.5 rushing yards in each of the last four games. Herbert's big passing game will open up the run game against the Raiders' bad linebackers and Ekeler should have success. I am predicting 17 carries for 80 yards.

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