Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders Odds | NFL Betting Picks

The Kansas City Chiefs will try and avoid having a letdown on Thursday night as they visit the Oakland Raiders on NFL Network. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a home game last week against the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and now they have to go on the road against a bad Oakland Raiders team on a short week. This game on Thursday night has danger written all over it for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Here is a look at the matchup and NFL betting picks.

NFL Betting Odds

Kansas City Chiefs -7, total 43

Kansas City Chiefs Winning with Defense

The Kansas City Chiefs don’t have a great offense so they win by playing defense and avoiding mistakes. Quarterback Alex Smith is the ultimate game manager and the team relies heavily on Jamaal Charles. The defense has been excellent this season as they are allowing just about 17 points per game. Four of their five road games this season have gone under the NFL betting total. The concern for the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday is that they have to get over a very emotional win at home over the defending champs and go on the road on a short week to face a bad Oakland team.

Oakland Raiders Still Looking for a Win

When will the misery end for the Oakland Raiders? They come into this game at 0-10 straight up. They have not, however, been that bad a bet against the spread as they are 5-5. They covered last week as they lost by just a TD in San Diego. The team just can’t score enough points to win games as they are averaging less than 16 points per contest. The defense hasn’t been that good either as they are giving up about 30 points per game. This game on Thursday is against a division rival and at home so the Oakland Raiders may have a chance to win.

Game Notes

The Kansas City Chiefs won both meetings in this series a year ago and neither game was close. The Chiefs won 24-7 at home and 56-31 on the road. This has been a road team series for the most part as the Kansas City Chiefs have won 8 of the last 10 in Oakland and covered eight of the ten. Seven of the last nine in Oakland have gone under the NFL betting odds total.

NFL Betting Picks

I will take the points with the Oakland Raiders on Thursday night.

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