The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders in an exciting AFC West matchup. According to OddsShark, the Chiefs are favored by three points, and the over-under is set at 46.5.
The Chiefs have been just as good in Vegas as they have on the football field. Kansas City is 5-1 both straight up and against the spread. Oakland has been equally bad at both, going 2-4 against the spread and straight up.
Kansas City’s games have hit the over in four out of six matchups. Oakland’s games have trended in the opposite direction with four out of six games hitting the under.
The OddsShark computer likes the Chiefs chances of getting the victory tonight. The computer projects a 23-21.9 Chiefs victory. The computer is taking the Raiders to cover the spread, and the under on the point total.
Kansas City is looking to bounce back after suffering their first loss of the season against the Steelers. The Chiefs started the season 5-0 before last week’s loss.
After starting the season 2-0, the Raiders have lost four straight games. Derek Carr was missing in action for part of this losing streak, but his absence does not explain all the holes that have surfaced in Oakland. Most recently, the Raiders are coming off a one-point loss to the Chargers.
Overall, the Raiders have not fared well against the Chiefs in the last five years. Kansas City has won five straight matchups against Oakland. The Chiefs have also won seven out of the last eight games. For whatever reason, Derek Carr has not performed at his best against the Chiefs.
The worst thing that could have happened for the Raiders was the Chiefs losing last week’s matchup. Kansas City will be excited to hit the rest button against a division rival. While we do not expect a blowout, look for the Chiefs to get back on track with a win over the Raiders.
Heavy’s Pick: Chiefs 27 Raiders 21. Chiefs Cover -3 Spread. Over on the Point Total.