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 PK -- Over/Under: 47 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders meet Sunday in a critical AFC West NFL showdown at the Oakland Coliseum.
The Kansas City Chiefs need a big road victory in order to get back to a .500 record. The Kansas City Chiefs haven’t lost back-to-back games since October of last season. Alex Smith is completing 64.9 percent of his passes for 1,073 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Smith has two touchdown passes in six of his last 10 games. Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce have combined for 464 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Spencer Ware has 11 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 90.3 yards per contest, and Ware leads the way with 284 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 23 points and 370 yards per game. Derrick Johnson leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 31 tackles, Dee Ford has 1.5 sacks and Marcus Peters has four interceptions.
The Oakland Raiders look to stay in the AFC West hunt by winning their fourth straight game. The Oakland Raiders have won four games this season by a combined 12 points. Derek Carr is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for 1,383 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions. Carr has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last 11 games. Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree have combined for 811 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Clive Walford has 13 receptions. The Oakland Raiders ground game is averaging 119.2 yards per contest, and Jalen Richard leads the way with 175 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Oakland is allowing 27.4 points and 452.6 yards per game. Reggie Nelson leads the Oakland Raiders with 37 tackles, Stacy McGee has 2.5 sacks and Karl Joseph has one interception.
The Chiefs are 4-9 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Raiders are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 vs. AFC. The Chiefs are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 meetings in Oakland and underdog is 13-5 ATS in their last 18 meetings.
The Chiefs do have an advantage coming off of a bye, but that's still not enough to make me fade the Raiders at home. The young Oakland Raiders are starting to find their groove with three straight victories and you can see the confidence building. Not to mention the Kansas City Chiefs have been outscored 26-62 in their two road games this season. The home team has also won five of the last seven meetings between the Raiders and Chiefs. In a toss-up game line wise, backing the Raiders at home is one of the easier bets in week 6.
The Kansas City Chiefs just don't look like the same team from last season and running into a hot, confident team at the moment.