The Chiefs were able to win five consecutive games, and on Thursday night they will be in a bid to turn this number to six in their AFC West showdown when they face the Raiders. Bookmaker software services saw Kansas City beat the Seahawks 24-20 last week as the favorites at home by one point, and in nine meetings, they were able to cover for an eighth time, which include five in a row.
The betting line opened with the Chiefs being the favorites by six points.
In this matchup, the Chiefs are much better off, even though that won’t be enough for the team to have a guaranteed win or cover. For Kansas City, the best thing that they have going for them is the way that they were able to perform on the road when they took on divisional teams and in this meeting with the Raiders in the last few years, something that many fans know give them a clear edge.
In their last 11 games with Oakland, the Chiefs were able to go 9-2 SU and ATS, and could also cover the last four games on the road overall when they took on AFC West teams. Last year the Chiefs went up way too early, but this Kansas City team is currently at the top of its game and this season it wants to keep this form and make it very far.
The Raiders were not able to win a single game so far this year, but this Oakland team could still make it to .500 ATS with a mark of 5-5. Oakland are just leaving a very difficult game last Sunday against the Chargers, and this season they were able to cover twice when they took on them even though they ended up losing both of these meetings by 10 points combined.
The Raiders will face Kansas City in a position that is very interesting – one week prior to the Chiefs hosting Denver in what could be the year’s most important game so far. The Raiders could catch Kansas City as they look ahead to the meeting with the Broncos, and maybe keep the game within a TD.
The Chief’s running game is very a powerful one, and Kansas City will do their best to use it so they can take out Oakland. The Chiefs are 6-1 SU and ATS in the last seven games that they played as favorites on the road, and bookmaker software services are pretty sure that they should not have any problems when it comes to covering and winning this matchup.