Week 14 - Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The 10-2 Oakland Raiders travel to Kansas City to take on the 9-3 Chiefs in this week’s Thursday night matchup. This will be a battle for the AFC West as the Raiders are in first place with the Chiefs just 1 game behind. Both teams had important victories last week with the Raiders beating the Buffalo Bills 38-24 while the Chiefs beat the Atlanta Falcons on the road 29-28. Each team is playing very well as Oakland’s victory was their 6th in a row and the Chiefs have won 7 of their last 8 games. These two teams last met in week 6 with the Chiefs defeating the Raiders 26-10 at the Oakland Coliseum.

Derek Carr was efficient against the Bills completing 19 of 35 pass attempts to go along with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. His favorite target was Michael Crabtree who had 7 receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown. Amari Cooper also had a nice game catching 2 passes for 59 yards and a touchdown. Latavius Murray led the running game with 82 yards and 2 touchdowns on 20 carries. Murray is having a great season as he is tied for 3rd in the league with 11 rushing touchdowns. Defensively, they forced two turnovers and sacked Tyrod Taylor 4 times for a loss of 21 yards. They were unable to stop the rush as Buffalo gained 212 yards on just 30 carries, which is an average of more than 7 yards per carry. The defense has allowed at least 20 points in their last 5 games.

Alex Smith finished with a quarterback rating of 125 as he completed 21 of his 25 passes for 270 yards, 1 touchdown and 0 interceptions last week against Atlanta. His favorite target was Travis Kelce who had 8 catches for 140 yards. Albert Wilson led a balanced running game with 55 yards and a touchdown on just 1 carry. As a team they gained 123 yards on 22 carries. Defensively, it was their return of a 2- point conversion, which was the deciding play of this game. They were able to sack Matt Ryan twice for a loss of 7 yards and Eric Berry returned an interception in the second quarter, which gave the Chiefs a 20-13 lead. Over their last 5 games Kansas City has allowed their opponent to score and average of 21 points.

Oakland has gone 7-5 this year against the spread including 4-2 on the road. Kansas City has gone 6-6 against the spread this season including 2-4 as the favorite. The Chiefs will have home field advantage in this game and are favored by a field goal despite having a worse record and being behind the Raiders in the standings. Oakland has not lost since the week 6 home defeat to the Chiefs and will be looking to get some revenge. A win by the Chiefs would put them in a tie with Oakland but Kansas City would own the tiebreaker advantage, as they would have won both matchups this season.

For more information on Football betting lines explained or sportsbooks accepting US players check out our NFL Betting section and keep an eye out for Sportsbook Deposit Methods .

Sportsbooks offering NFL Betting for US Players:

Sportsbooks offering NFL Betting for Canadians: