Thursday Night Football Vegas Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free NFL Picks: Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
by Aengus Moorehead

Kansas City Looks to Continue Dominance Against Rival Oakland

Thursday Night Football Vegas Odds & Aengus Moorehead Free NFL Picks: Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders

Chiefs: 5-1-0 (3-0-0 V)
Raiders: 2-4-0 (1-2-0 H)
When: 8:25 PM ET, Thursday, October 19, 2017
Where: Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, California
TV: CBS, NFL Network

Analysis:
The Kansas City Chiefs will look to rebound from their first loss of the season as they get ready to clash with the Oakland Raiders with the AFC West showdown set to be broadcasted on CBS Thursday night at 8:25 p.m. and live from O.co Coliseum in Oakland. The Chiefs enter this division matchup as a 3-point favorites, according to Bovada Sportsbook, while the total sits at 46½. The Chiefs have swept the two-game division series the last two years and have won 7 of their last 8 contests against the Raiders.

Despite losing their first game of the year, the Chiefs are still comfortably ahead of the AFC West with a two-game lead over the Broncos and three games over Thursday night’ s opponent. The Chiefs are still the best team in football with convincing wins against the Super Bowl defending Champions Patriots and one against another 5-1 team in the likes of the Philadelphia Eagles. The loss to Pittsburgh last week is not really surprising considering that the Steelers have won 6 of their last 7 contests against Kansas City.

If the Chiefs have any designs on winning this divisional contest, they will need to re-establish their running game. Kansas City ranked second in the league in rushing before the Pittsburgh game yet they were limited to just 28 yards on 15 carries against a Steelers’ run defense that ranked 28th in the NFL. Go figure. Rookie sensation Kareem Hunt only managed 21 yards on nine carries after averaging more than 100 yards in his five previous tilts.

The Raiders rank 21st in the league versus the run and gave up 90 yards on 20 carries in their 17-16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last week. But it is their offense that has sputtered scoring just 13.25 points per game in their recent four-game losing streak. Unlike last season, quarterback Derek Carr has had difficulty getting the ball deep as he has completed just one pass beyond 40 yards and went 3 for 10 of at least 20 yards in last week’s loss to the Chargers. The Raiders rank 30th in offense with just 278 yards per game but could regain their touch against a KC squad that allows 378.2 yards per game which is 4th worse in the league.

Bovada has the Chiefs listed as 3-point favorites and the game's total is sitting at 46½ according to MyBookie.

On the NFL Football Moneyline Odds at BetOnline Chiefs are the Favorite at -165.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Thursday Night Football Vegas Odds

Gm# Team
Opener
301 Kansas City
-3
302 Oakland
47½
  Moneyline
-160/-140

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Oakland was a 17-16 loser in its last match at home against the Chargers. They failed to cover the -3-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Kansas City, they were a 19-13 loser as they battled the Steelers at home. The Chiefs failed to cover in the match as a -3.5-point favorite, while 32 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders Thursday Night Football Vegas Odds & Trends

Kansas City:
Kansas City is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Kansas City is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games

Oakland:
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
Oakland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Oakland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oakland's last 6 games

Next up:
Kansas City home to Denver Monday, October 30
Oakland at Buffalo Sunday, October 29

The Bottom Line:
While the Chiefs have owned the Raiders historically, they play a desperate side who can’t afford to lose any more games. Derek Carr will come out of his slump against a weak Chiefs’ pass defense. Take Raiders +3 and the Under 46½.

Aengus Moorehead Free NFL Picks: Oakland +145 & Under 46½ at Bovada

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