Kansas City Chiefs versus Oakland Raiders NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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Week 12 of the NFL 2014 regular season gets underway with Thursday Night Football on November 20th as two AFC West bitter rivals take the field as the Oakland Raiders will play host to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs and Raiders will get things started from Oakland at 8:30PM Eastern Time and NFL Network has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business have the road team Kansas City Chiefs the -7 ½ point wagering favorite with the total set at 42 ½ points. Those who play on Kansas City on the money line will lay -350 odds with the return on the home underdog Oakland Raiders at +290 odds on the money line.

Kansas City has been a hot team since the bye week. They have put together a five game winning streak since beginning the season at 2-3. They sit tied with the Denver Broncos in the AFC West standings and have a home date with the Broncos on the Sunday of Thanksgiving week. The Chiefs are the fourth best rushing team in football. Running back Jamaal Charles has rushed for 692 yards and carries 5.2 yards per carry average. Defensively KC is second in the league in scoring defense by allowing just 17 points a game. They are extremely good defending the pass by allowing a total of 201 yards passing per game good for second best in the NFL. Quarterback Alex Smith is completing 66% of his passes with 11 touchdowns and 4 picks. He has not thrown an interception during this winning streak. The Oakland Raiders continue their struggles in the basement of not only the AFC West but of the whole NFL. The club is a woeful 0-10 this season. They rank 32nd and last in three key major offensive categories which are total yardage, rushing yards and point scored. Oakland averages just 15 points per game. Rookie quarterback Derek Carr is completing 60% of his passes with 13 touchdowns and 9 picks as he has started all 10 games for Oakland. Running back Darren McFadden is running for just 3.5 yards per carry as he is under four yards per carry for the third consecutive year.

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