Raiders vs. Cheifs Free Pick
With the AFC West crown still up for grabs, the Chiefs will look to win their 10th straight game today when they host the Raiders at 4:25PM ET.
Oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu currently list the Chiefs as a 7.5-point favorite after the Raiders opened as a 7-point dog. As for the total, it opened at 44 before dropping a half point down to 43.5.
Kansas City needs a win and a Denver loss to improve its playoff position so if the Broncos are up big against the Chargers at halftime, there's a good chance Andy Reid pulls his starters for the second half. But the Chiefs still need to win this game so that it doesn't slip back to the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff race, assuming the Jets beat the Bills earlier today.
Either way the Raiders are still a pretty intriguing play in an underdog role. They have nothing to play for so there's a possibility they'll come out flat. But that's unlikely given how hard Jack Del Rio's team has played for him this season, plus the fact that this is a division rivalry.
Oakland is 7-2 against the spread in its last nine trips to Kansas City while the road team is 19-7 at the betting window in the last 26 meetings between these two teams. Take the points.
NFL WEEK 17 FREE PICK: OAKLAND RAIDERS +7.5