Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Point Spread Pick
Point Spread Line: Chiefs -7.5
Moneyline: Kansas City -330 / Oakland +270
Time: 8:25 PM EST Thursday November 20, 2014 on NFL
Kansas City Chiefs (7-3) vs. Oakland Raiders (0-10)
Will the Raiders get a win this season? They have played 2 close games in their last 3 facing the Chargers and the Seahawks and while they are at home they are facing a red-hot Chiefs’ team that is playing with a ton of confidence.
KC has won 5 straight and they beat the defending champion Seahawks in this last game. To say their defense came up big in that game would be an understatement, as they stopped the Seahawks 3 times on 4th down in the 4th quarter.
One somewhat bright spot for the Raiders has been rookie QB Derek Carr, but he will be facing a Kansas City pass defense that is the top-ranked unit in the league.
In their last games the Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-20 and the Raiders lost to the San Diego Chargers 13-6.
The Chiefs are 8-2 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 3-7 and the Raiders are 5-5 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 5-5.
On the season the Raiders are 0-5 at home and the Chiefs are 3-2 on the road.
Carr did not have a great day facing the Chargers in his last game with only 172 yards, but while he did not throw for a TD he was not picked off. He does not have a great WR corps, but James Jones and Andre Holmes each have over 415 receiving yards.
The Chiefs not only have a great pass defense, but Justin Houston, who has the most sacks in the league, leads a pass rush that has the 3rd most sacks.
Darren McFadden and Latavius Murray have struggled this season, but there is hope, as they face a KC run defense that only ranks 25th in the league.
Alex Smith is under center for the Chiefs and while he has not put up big numbers he has been avoiding the turnovers. The WR corps is a thin one and the one player that the Raiders’ defense has to worry about is Jamaal Charles. He rushed for 159 yards in the win over Seattle and also had 2 catches for 19 yards.
While the Raiders played a solid game on D in the loss to the Chargers they still gave up 120 rushing yards. That is not good facing Charles and overall this season Oakland ranks 12th in the league defending the pass and only 27th defending the run.
Tennessee Titans: 0-10 SU 5-5 ATS
The Chiefs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, and they have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 games.
The Raiders are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games following a S.U. loss, 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a winning road record, and they have an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 home games.
The Chiefs are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games facing the Raiders in Oakland.
Kansas City at Denver
Oakland at St. Louis
Free Against the Spread Pick
The Chiefs ran the score up the last time they met back in December of 2013 winning 56-31! The Raiders are 0-10 straight up but they haven't been blown out in every game with 5 of the games being decided by 7 or fewer points. They should be pumped for this game in front of the home crowd and on national TV.
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