Chiefs Home Favs
AFC West rivals clash in Kansas City Sunday when the Oakland Raiders take on the Chiefs. Oddsmakers have made the Chiefs 3.5-point favorites at home.
The Oakland Raiders were absolutely crushed by the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 1. Quarterback JaMarcus Russell was under intense pressure throughout the entire game and Broncos’ signal caller Jay Cutler and rookie receiver Eddie Royal shredded the Oakland defense. The Raiders won’t face quite the same passing challenge as they did Monday night, but Larry Johnson provides quite the test on the ground.
The Kansas City Chiefs battled the New England Patriots in Week 1, but eventually fell 17-10 after quarterback Brodie Croyle was knocked out of the game due to a separated shoulder. Damon Huard will once again start under center, but don’t expect the Chiefs to put it in the air too much. Larry Johnson looks healthy again and even though the Kansas City line is below average, the Raiders’ front seven struggled last week against Denver.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sportsbook.com have made the Chiefs 3.5 point favorites. Theover/under total has been set at 36 and current public betting information shows that 68% of bettors favor Kansas City –3.5. With how bad the Raiders looked at home Monday night, it’s hard to back them. The Chiefs aren’t expected to make a lot of noise this year, but their defensive front should shut down Oakland’s running game and force Russell to make mistakes. Johnson should be able to find decent running holes, as well. We predict the Chiefs over the Raiders 16-10.
Raiders at Chiefs Game Odds, Spread & Over Under Total
Raiders +3.5 over 36
Chiefs –3.5 under 36Click here to Subscribe