The Kansas City Chiefs have shocked the football world by winning their last nine games and booking themselves a trip to the playoffs. Not only have the Chiefs been getting it done on the field, but they have also been getting it done at the betting window as they have gone 7-2 ATS in their past nine games. Kansas City will look to end their season on a 10-game winning streak when they host the Oakland Raiders Sunday.
Quarterback Alex Smith has been putting up some ridiculous numbers during the Chiefs winning streak as the former No.1 overall pick has completed 68.6 percent of his passes for 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. KC’s defence has been playing off the charts as well as they have allowed a mere 12.3 points per game in their past nine games.
The Raiders success this season is directly related to how Derek Carr plays. In the Raiders seven wins so far this season, Carr has 18 touchdowns with just two interceptions, but the sophomore quarterback has thrown 13 touchdowns and 10 picks in eight losses.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Oakland Raiders betting odds line opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark (including BetOnline), while the total was hovering around 43.5 at most shops.
Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 27-14 result in favor of the Chiefs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NFL matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
Kansas City bring a 10-5 record (8-7 ATS) to the Week 17 betting matchup against the 7-8 Oakland Raiders, who are 7-8 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Kansas City go 8-6-1 so far and the Raiders go 8-5-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Kansas City vs Oakland injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 2 (Kansas City Chiefs) and the No. 19 (Oakland Raiders) teams in the league, according to our current NFL Power Rankings at Odds Shark.
Offensively, the game matches up the Kansas City Chiefs No. 9-ranked offense (25.47 PPG) against a Oakland Raiders defense that ranks No. 21 at 25.07 PPG. The Chiefs passing attack has averaged 207.2 yards per game, less than the Raiders give up through the air (266 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Oakland Raiders feature the league's No. 5-rated road run defense, allowing 87 yards per game. The Kansas City Chiefs, meanwhile, ranks No. 3 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last game, the Raiders were Week 16 winners, coming out on top of the Chargers by a score of 23-20.
The Chiefs's last action saw them get a 2-TD performance from Alex D. Smith as they handed Cleveland a 17-13 loss at Arrowhead Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Oakland home to , Wednesday, December 31st
Kansas City home to , Wednesday, December 31st
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