Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders - 10/16/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kansas City Chiefs (2-2) at Oakland Raiders (4-1)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm (Oakland Coliseum)
The Line: Oakland Raiders +1 -- Over/Under: 47 See the Latest Odds
The Oakland Raiders host the Kansas City Chiefs to an AFC West showdown in week 6 NFL action.
The Kansas City Chiefs are coming into this game fresh off of their bye week, which was desperately needed following their 43-14 dismantling at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Alex Smith completed 30 of his 50 pass attempts for 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns that were countered with an interception. Spencer Ware continues to be the primary option for the Chiefs out of the backfield with 82 yards on his 13 carries including a 46 yard scamper. Jeremy Maclin led the Chiefs with 78 yards on 5 receptions, as he was one of five Kansas City receivers with at least 5 catches in the game. Chris Conley caught a team-high 6 passes for 70 yards. Defensively, there was little for Chiefs fans to write home about, as KC found themselves in a 22-0 first quarter hole that they couldn’t dig out of. The Chiefs were able to bring down Ben Roethlisberger only once on the night as they allowed Pittsburgh to rack up 436 yards of total offense and light them up for 43 points, the highest point total the Chiefs have allowed in a game this season, and the 4th highest by any team in the league this season.
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The Oakland Raiders improved to 4-1 for a share of the AFC West lead with the Denver Broncos following a narrow 34-31 victory over the San Diego Chargers. David Carr threw for 317 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 25 of 40 passing. Jalen Richard led a balanced ground attack out of the Raiders backfield, logging 31 yards on 8 carries. DeAndre Washington was not far behind however, racking up 23 yards on 9 carries while Jamize Olawale put up 22 yards and a touchdown on 6 carries. Amari Cooper equaled his best game of the season, catching 6 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, a 64-yard catch and run into the end zone. Michael Crabtree followed up his 3 touchdown week 4 performance with 3 receptions for 47 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, the Raiders showed some signs of life, as they still allowed 423 yards of total offense to the Chargers, but were able to pick off San Diego QB Philip Rivers twice and sack him once courtesy of Stacy McGee.
Kansas City is 1-4 in their last 5 vs. the AFC and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 overall while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games in October. Oakland is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. the AFC and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. Kansas City is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 meetings in Oakland.
The Raiders are playing solid football right now and are starting to look like a playoff team for the first time in years. Kansas City on the other hand just took a beating at the hands of the Steelers and even though they’ve had a week to rest up, travelling to Oakland with how the Raiders have been playing as of late is not a spot you want to be in.
Take the Raiders and the free point.