The Oakland Raiders will head to Kansas City for Thursday Night Football looking to protect a one-game lead over the Chiefs in the AFC West as well as attempting to extend a five-game SU and ATS road winning streak. They’ll hope to reverse a trend that’s seen them lose four straight and six of their last seven to KC which includes a 26-10 loss in October.
– Shark Bites
- The Raiders are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games on the road against the Chiefs.
- The total has gone UNDER in six of the Raiders’ last eight games on the road against the Chiefs.
- Alex Smith is 8-1 SU in his career vs the Raiders.
Going back to last season, the Raiders have actually covered the spread in eight consecutive road games and as good of a bet as they’ve been on the road, the Chiefs have been almost as bad at home. Despite going 7-1 SU in their last eight home games, Kansas City covered the spread in just one of those games. They have, however, manhandled the Raiders in the last four games between the teams, outscoring them 114 to 60.
The total for the game opened at 47 which seems a little high when you consider the teams have topped that number in just TWO of their last 21 games against each other. Betting the UNDER has been a profitable play in Chiefs’ home games this season as it’s hit in four of five games.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds at sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Kansas City Chiefs pegged as -3.5-point favorites in this betting matchup. The total, meanwhile, was listed by books like TopBet at 47.5.
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas picked a 25-24 win for the Raiders. Injuries during the week may cause the formula to be re-run, so check the NFL picks page before game time. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Oakland Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
This season the Kansas City Chiefs are 9-3 overall and 6-6 ATS against the spread, while the Raiders are 10-2 and 8-4 ATS. As for the totals, Kansas City is 4-8 on the OU, and Oakland is 10-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.
The game pits the Kansas City Chiefs, currently No. 11 in our Odds – Shark NFL Power Rankings, against the Oakland Raiders, who rate No. 3 in the latest survey.
The game also pits Kansas City’s No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 23.42 PPG, against a Raiders defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 24.92 PPG. The Chiefs aerial game is averaging 234.58 yards per game, less than the Raiders secondary allows through the air, 264.83 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league’s No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 121.2 yards per game. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
- Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland’s last 5 games
- Oakland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Kansas City is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kansas City’s last 8 games
- Kansas City is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland at San Diego, Sunday, December 18th
Kansas City home to Tennessee, Sunday, December 18th