When was the last time that happened? The Raiders are actually worth considering with your NFL bet and we almost never say that.
Oakland -2.5, total 40.5 at SBG
The Raiders are favored on Sunday in a very important game in the AFC West. The Chiefs lead the division at 5-2 while the Raiders are 4-4. If the Raiders can win this game they would have a real chance to win the AFC West. If the Chiefs win then they would really pull away in the division race.
The Raiders have won their last two games by a combined 92-17. Oakland has sure looked great in winning against Denver and Seattle but the question you have to ask is the level of competition. The Broncos have pretty much mailed it in already for the season while the Seahawks are a rotten road team. This is the first meaningful game in November for the Raiders since 2002.
Gradkowski Could Return
The Raiders may get a big boost this week from the return of quarterback Bruce Gradkowski. Yes, the Raiders have won the past two weeks with Jason Campbell at quarterback but it has been more about running back Darren McFadden and the defense than anything Campbell has done. Campbell has played better though and at least he did not lose the games for Oakland. Gradkowski though is the starter and he could be back this week.
Not all is good for the Raiders. Pro Bowl cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha left Sunday’s game against Seattle with an ankle injury. Starting wide receiver Louis Murphy will not play this week and tight end Zach Miller is not totally healthy.
The Chiefs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Raiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Raiders are 6-20 ATS in their last 26 games as a favorite. The Chiefs are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 meetings in Oakland. The road team in this series is 19-6-1 against the NFL wagering online number in the last 26 meetings and the underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.