Once upon a time the Raiders and Chiefs had the most hated and intense rivalry in all of the sports. From 1966-73 Oakland and Kansas City would meet twice a year with the playoffs at stake. Since that time the rivalry has blown hot and cold. However, on Sunday there will be a rekindling of this historic matchup. Kansas City leads Oakland by a single game in the AFC West. Of great concern for NFL betting is that both teams are defenses that have been under par. As a consequence, each team has relied on offense to push ahead.
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
|Date and Time:||Sunday, December 1, 2019, 4:25 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri|
|Raiders vs. Chiefs TV Coverage:||CBS|
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs Overview
Oakland has sports betting record of 6-5 straight up, 6-5 vs. the odds, and 6-5 over the total. Last week the Raiders were ambushed at the Jets 34-3. Oakland ranks 14th for total offense and 24th for defense. Second-year head coach Jon Gruden is methodically making progress with a franchise that had fallen into being among the worst in the NFL.
By contrast, the Chiefs are 7-4 straight up, 6-5 vs. the odds, and 7-4 over the total. Kansas City is coming off a 24-17 win over the Chargers in a Monday Night game in Mexico City. Overall the Chiefs rank fourth for scoring offense, but 19th for points allowed. 2018 NFL MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been shaking off injuries to continue to shine.
Key Raiders: QB Derek Carr (70.9% COMP, 2621 YDS, 7.8 AVG, 15 TD, 6 INT, 16 SACK, 101.0 RTG), RB Josh Jacobs (201 ATT, 957 YDS, 4.8 AVG, 7 TD), TE Darren Waller (59 REC, 707 YDS, 12.0 AVG, 3 TD), PK Daniel Carlson (12-15 FG, 27-28 XP), DE Maxx Crosby (32 TACKLES, 7.5 SACKS)
Key Chiefs: QB Patrick Mahomes (65.6% COMP, 2808 YDS, 8.7 AVG, 19 TD, 2 INT, 11 SACK, 110.0 RTG), RB LeSean McCoy (79 ATT, 400 YDS, 5.1 AVG, 3 TD), TE Travis Kelce (63 REC, 833 YDS, 13.2 AVG, 4 TD), LB Damien Wilson (65 TACKLES, 1.5 SACKS), PK Harrison Butker (24-28 FG, 32-34 XP)
Oakland and Kansas City with the Line
The Raiders are:
- 5-14-1 against the spread in their last 20 away games
- 6-3 over the total on the road
- 1-5 vs. the board at the Chiefs
- 1-9-1 under the total at Arrowhead vs. Kansas City
The Chiefs are:
- 4-8 against the spread in their last 12 games at Arrowhead
- 5-1 over the total in home games
- 9-4 vs. the line head to head against the Raiders
- 2-6 under the total in their last eight meetings with Oakland
Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs NFL Betting Picks
In this situation, Arrowhead Stadium and the Chiefs crowd should be the NFL betting difference. As was previously noted the Raiders are a terrible wagering value. As an example, is the Jets debacle last week. Furthermore, the Raiders rarely bring home the money from Kansas City. Mahomes will ultimately be the difference here.
Raiders vs. Chiefs NFL Betting Pick: Kansas City Chiefs
Raiders vs. Chiefs NFL Betting Score Prediction: Chiefs 31, Raiders 20