Oakland Raiders versus Kansas City Chiefs NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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It will be an AFC West division showdown on Thursday Night Football as the Kansas City Chiefs will be the home team facing the Oakland Raiders on December 8th. The Raiders and Chiefs get things started from Kansas City at 8:30PM Eastern Time and NBC TV 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 home side Kansas City Chiefs favored by -3 points with the total set at 46 points.

Oakland is the top seed currently in the AFC with a record of 10-2. Kansas City is just one game back in the division race with the Raiders with a mark of 9-3. KC has the tiebreaker with the 28-10 road victory in a bad weather game at Oakland on October 16th. The Chiefs were favored in that game by -1 point. Kansas City had a balanced attack in the victory as they rushed for 183 yards and Alex Smith threw for 224 yards. The Raiders had a turnover margin of -2 in the loss. Since that defeat the Raiders have won six straight. They are a perfect 5-0 on the road this season. They play their first true road game since October 30th in a win at Tampa Bay in overtime. Last week the Raiders were down 24-9 deep into the third quarter then closed the game on a 29-0 run for the 38-24 victory. Oakland is the number three scoring offense in the NFL as they average nearly 29 points per game. Derek Carr is having a season that is getting him in the running for league MVP. Carr is completing 65.5% of his passes for 3375 yards with 24 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

Kansas City is coming off a wild 29-28 road victory at Atlanta. They had given up a late touchdown to fall behind 28-27 but Eric Berry intercepted a Matt Ryan two point conversion pass attempt and returned it for two Kansas City points to give KC the one point lead. Prior to the win at Atlanta the Chiefs went into Denver and won in overtime 30-27.

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