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Raiders Get it Done in The Red Zone, Fourth Quarter

The Oakland Raiders have definitely not cruised through the first third of their NFL schedule but they’ve managed to pull out four wins in five games so far. They’ve done that on the backs of their incredibly efficient red zone offense and on some very gutsy calls by head coach Jack Del Rio. The Raiders will host the Chiefs in Week 6 action as Kansas City tries to climb above .500 for the third time this season.

SHARK BITES
  • The Raiders are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games at home.
  • The Chiefs are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games against their division.
  • The Chiefs are 10-3 SU and ATS in their last 13 games on the road against the Raiders.

KC is coming off a Week 5 bye and will have a completely healthy Jamaal Charles for the first time this season. Charles saw just 11 snaps in the Chiefs’ embarrassing Week 4 loss to the Steelers but should be the workhorse on Sunday. The bye has not been kind to the Chiefs, however, as they’ve gone 4-6 straight up and 5-5 against the spread in their last 10 games after a week off.

Let’s get something straight – the Raiders are incredibly lucky to be 4-1. Their total margin of victory in their four wins is just 12 points, meaning their average margin of victory is a field goal. That said, the line here is spot on. Oakland has won two games by exactly one point so Vegas is in a great position to make money if the Chiefs pull out a road dog win.

Derek Carr has been clutch so far in his young career as he’s already led his team to seven fourth-quarter comebacks – the same number as his brother David, who had a 10-year NFL career. Two of those come-from-behind wins have come this season so if Oakland is trailing in the final stanza Sunday afternoon, you may want to consider a live bet on the boys in black.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Kansas City Chiefs in this one found them as 1.5-point underdogs earlier in the week, while the total was settling in the neighborhood of 48 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 26-21 result in favor of the Raiders. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.

Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Kansas City Chiefs have seen them go 2-2 and 1-3 ATS so far this season, while the Oakland Raiders are at 4-1 and 3-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Raiders are 4-1, while the Chiefs are 2-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Oakland vs Kansas City injuries news.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Oakland Raiders at No. 22 and the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Oakland Raiders No. 5-ranked offense (28.4 PPG) against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that ranks No. 17 at 23 PPG. The Raiders passing attack has averaged 272.4 yards per game, more than the Chiefs give up through the air (240.5 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Kansas City Chiefs feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 123 yards per game. The Oakland Raiders, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kansas City was hamered in its last outing, as Pittsburgh ran up a 43-14 score against them at Heinz Field.

Derek Carr led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 317 yards Sunday as the Raiders downed the Chargers 34-31 at Oakland Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Kansas City is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kansas City is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games on the road
  • Kansas City is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • Oakland is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • Oakland is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Kansas City home to New Orleans, Sunday, October 23rd
Oakland at Jacksonville, Sunday, October 23rd

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