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Through the Uprights: Thursday Night Football

NFL Pick (Thursday Night):

Los Angeles Chargers (-1.5) at Oakland Raiders (over/under 48.5)

This is game two of the Raiders three-game homestand after their five game road trip. Yes, I’m counting the London game as a road game. Why wouldn’t I?

It’s strange that the NFL would give Oakland a short week during this three week stint. But, then again, it just proves that the league hates the Raiders.

Head coach, Jon Gruden, is well on his way to putting his stamp on this team. The roster has been overturned and the style of play doesn’t resemble Jack Del Rio’s Raiders.

Oakland still struggles defensively but their offense is heading in the right direction.

Pick: Oakland +1.5

College Football Picks (Thursday night):

Louisiana (-14) at Coastal Carolina (over/under 58)

Prediction: Louisiana -14

Temple (-1.5) at South Florida (over/under 49)

Prediction: Temple -1.5

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