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Thursday Night NFL: Oakland Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs

The NFL regular season is almost in the history books, but there are still a few Thursday Night Football games to look forward to. This week’s game pits the Oakland Raiders against the Kansas City Chiefs, the favorites to win by 3 points. Which team wins? Keep reading for the full game breakdown.

  • When: Thursday, December 08, 2016
  • Start Time:  8:25 PM ET
  • Stadium: Arrowhead Stadium
  • Spread: Chiefs -3
  • Moneyline: Chiefs -170 vs Raiders +150
  • Game Total: 46

Bet on the Raiders

The Raiders’ win over the Buffalo Bills last Sunday was a bold statement true to one of this year’s playoff contenders. Oakland showed its grit and then some as it came back from a 15 point deficit at the midway mark in the game.

Quarterback Derek Carr was on target despite an injured pinkie finger and finished with 260 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions. Latavius Murray led the ground attack with 82 yards and two touchdowns.

It’ll be crucial for the Raiders to step up their defense and get to Alex Smith as they did with Tyrod Taylor whom they sacked four times. Khalil Mack will be instrumental in this game; Mack has one sack in each of the past seven games.

Bet on the Chiefs

The Chiefs stole the night in defeating the Atlanta Falcons, winning that game by one point, 29-28. The Falcons blocked a Falcons’ field goal attempt which led to a two-point score with lest than five minutes left in the game.

Safety Eric Berry proved he was worth his salt, not only scoring the final two points but also putting up a defensive touchdown off of a pick six thrown by Matt Ryan. Berry tops the NFL in interceptions this year.

The Chiefs’ offense is also clicking with Alex Smith who was tit-for-tat with the Falcons’ offense. Smith finished that game with 270 yards and one touchdown.

Betting Trends

  • Oakland is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Oakland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Oakland's last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Kansas City's last 6 games when playing Oakland
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Kansas City's last 23 games when playing Oakland
  • Kansas City is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games when playing at home against Oakland
  • Kansas City is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Oakland

Game Outcome: Defense will win this game. Though the Chiefs have won 10 of the last 11 games played at home, the Raiders’ defense will crack down on Alex Smith. Raiders win 25-23.