Raiders home to Chiefs in NFL betting action
|Kansas City Chiefs||Oakland Raiders|
|10-3||December 15, 2013, 04:05 | O.co Coliseum||4-9|
One season after going 2-14 the Kansas City Chiefs are on the verge of clinching a berth in the upcoming NFL playoffs.
One more victory would do it for KC, which heads West this week for an old AFL rivalry bout with the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.
The Chiefs just drubbed the Washington Redskins 45-10, scoring on a punt return and a kickoff return. At 10-3 KC is almost locked into the five seed in the AFC.
Oakland, on the other hand, has lost three games in a row to fall to 4-9, giving up 68 points over its last two games.
As of early this week the Chiefs, who beat the Raiders back in October 24-7, were favored by four points for Sunday's game over at BetOnline.
Some key trends to considr in this AFC West battle include, the UNDER is 14-2-1 past 17 meetings of the Chiefs and Raiders; the Chiefs are 8-2 ATS past 10 trips to Oakland; the Chiefs are 5-1 ATS past six road games; the UNDER is 8-1-1 past 10 Raider home games; the Chiefs are 1-9 SU, 2-8 ATS past 10 divisional games and the Raiders are 4-1 ATS past five divisional games.
They will face the 10-3 Chiefs, who own a 7-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Raiders are 6-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Chiefs are 5-8 favoring the OVER.
Bettors who were going with the Raiders in this one found them listed as 3-point underdogs on the betting line at 5Dimes. Totals bettors have seen that number set earlier in the week at 41 for Sunday.
The Raiders sit at No. 29 in the current NFL Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Chiefs are at No. 8 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Chiefs will win this game 29-16.
Kansas City won its last outing, a 45-10 result against the Redskins on December 8. The Chiefs covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game OVER the total. Jamaal Charles went over the 100-yard mark (151) in his team's latest effort as Kansas City defeated Washington by a score of 45-10 on Sunday. Marcel Reece went over the 100-yard mark (123) in his team's latest effort, but New York still defeated Oakland by a score of 37-27.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Oakland's No. 26-ranked offense, averaging 20.31 PPG, against a Chiefs defense that ranks No. 4 this week at 17.23 PPG. The Raiders aerial game is averaging 200.92 yards per game, less than the Chiefs secondary allows through the air, 244.62 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Chiefs feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 141.67 yards per game. Oakland, meanwhile, ranks No. 2 in rushing offense at home.
A few Chiefs at Raiders trends to consider:
Kansas City is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Kansas City is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kansas City's last 21 games
Oakland is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 6 games
Oakland is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Oakland's last 10 games at home
Kansas City home to Indianapolis, Sunday, December 22nd
Oakland at San Diego, Sunday, December 22nd