NFL betting odds has the game between the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs very competitive in Week 2 action.
The Raiders look to have more overall talent with running back Darren McFadden and quarterback JaMarcus Russell but the Chiefs are at home and they are always a solid football betting choice at Arrowhead.
NFL betting stats show that the Raiders had a lot of trouble against the run last season. That could be a factor in this game considering the Chiefs have Larry Johnson. The Raiders made some good off-season moves on defense including picking up Gibril Wilson and DeAngelo Hall according to football betting information but that those players are known more for their pass defense than their run defense skills. The Raiders will look to run the ball as well considering they had the 6th best rushing offense in the NFL a year ago according to NFL betting statistics. McFadden should only improve those NFL betting numbers this season.
The Chiefs look to have a longer way to go than the Raiders but they did improve a weak defense with first round draft pick Glenn Dorsey. He should help a run defense that was 28th in the league according to NFL betting stats last season. What hurt the Chiefs according to NFL betting experts is that they lost defensive end Jared Allen to the Vikings. On the offensive side of the ball the Chiefs need Larry Johnson to get back to Pro Bowl form and for quarterback Brodie Croyle to prove he belongs in the league.
NFL betting trends show that the Raiders are 5-15 straight up and 10-9-1 against the NFL betting pointspread in the last 20 games at Kansas City. Eleven of those 20 games have gone under the football betting number. In the last three seasons the Raiders are 5-3-1 against the NFL betting pointspread in divisional games on the road. Overall as a road underdog, the Raiders are 9-12-1 against the NFL betting number the past three seasons. Oakland has gone under the total in 13 of their last 18 divisional games according to football betting stats.
Kansas City is 4-4-1 in their last nine games at home against the AFC West. 12 of their last 18 divisional games at home have gone under the NFL betting total.
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