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Las Vegas Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs 1/7/23 NFL Picks, Predictions, Odds

Kansas City Chiefs (13-3) vs. Las Vegas Raiders (6-10)
January 7, 2023 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Las Vegas Raiders +9.5 / Kansas City Chiefs -9.5; Over/Under: 52.5
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The Kansas City Chiefs and Las Vegas Raiders meet Saturday in week 18 NFL action at Allegiant Stadium. The Kansas City Chiefs have won 4 straight games. The Las Vegas Raiders have split their last 8 games.

The Kansas City Chiefs have won 5 of their last 6 road games. Patrick Mahomes is completing 67 percent of his passes for 5,048 yards, 40 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Travis Kelce and JuJu Smith-Schuster have combined for 2,198 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling has 39 receptions. The Kansas City Chiefs ground game is averaging 112.6 yards per contest, and Isiah Pacheco leads the way with 766 yards and 4 touchdowns. Defensively, Kansas City is allowing 22.3 points and 331.3 yards per game. Nick Bolton leads the Kansas City Chiefs with 165 tackles, Chris Jones has 13 sacks and L’Jarius Sneed has 3 interceptions.

The Las Vegas Raiders have won 4 of their last 6 home games. Jarrett Stidham is completing 66 percent of his passes for 437 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Davante Adams and Mack Hollins have combined for 2,118 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns, while Foster Moreau has 32 receptions. The Las Vegas Raiders ground game is averaging 122.5 yards per contest, and Josh Jacobs leads the way with 1,608 yards and 12 touchdowns. Defensively, Las Vegas is allowing 24.2 points and 366.7 yards per game. Maxx Crosby leads the Las Vegas Raiders with 84 tackles, Chandler Jones has 4.5 sacks and Duron Harmon has 2 interceptions.

The Chiefs are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-7-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Raiders are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Chiefs last 12 road games. The over is 5-1 in Raiders last 6 home games. The Chiefs are 13-6 ATS in their last 19 meetings in Las Vegas.

The Kansas City Chiefs can lock up the top seed in the AFC with a win here, and we know they have the horses to blow the doors off opponents. The Las Vegas Raiders put a lot of effort into last week’s game against the 49ers just to come out with a loss anyway. With failed expectations, the benching of their quarterback and constant heartbreaking losses, it wouldn’t shock me to see the Raiders come out flat and ready for the season to end. Big number for a road team, but I’ll lay it anyway.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Kansas City Chiefs -9.5

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