In terms of AFC West betting there may not be a better and more important game this year than the one on Thursday Night Football. The 10-2 Oakland Raiders are in Missouri taking on the 9-3 Kansas City Chiefs in a battle of top AFC West teams.
The Kansas City Chiefs have had some good years recently under Andy Reid and are having an excellent season. The Oakland Raiders on the other hand have gone from mediocre to superb in basically the course of one season. So who is going get our pick for AFC West betting?
AFC West Betting – Lines and Odds
For starters let’s take a look at the numbers and work from them. Oakland is +3 on the point spread which means that this game is essentially a pick’em as the hometown team gets 3 points by convention. In terms of the moneyline the Chiefs are -170 favorites while the Raiders are +150 underdogs.
The Total or Over Under for the game is pegged at 46.5 which seems about right for these two teams. The Oakland Raiders have the #5 offense in the league versus the number #23 offense for the Kansas City Chiefs. However, both defenses are suspect and sit at #29 and #30 respectively so points will be scored.
AFC West Betting – Oakland Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs
So why is Oakland still a three point dog given the better O stats? Again home field advantage gives the Chiefs 3 points but other than that I am not sure why this game is a pick’em. I think that there is a coaching advantage for Andy Reid as the wily veteran, but that is the only thing that stands out for me. Both teams are relatively healthy so injuries shouldn’t be a factor.
NFL Betting – Oakland Raiders Win
I think Oakland covers the spread here as other than home field advantage I don’t see KC’s advantage. Oakland has consistently beat the spread all season and I think they can win outright here- so taking the moneyline is an option. If you want to get a little cushion then take Oakland on the +3 pointspread. I think this game is also going to be a bit of a shootout and the Over 46.5 is a possibility as well. Take a look at the game prop bets in addition before finalizing your wagers.
And as always add your own wagering mojo to the mix before making your picks. While I am still on a hot roll at the moment, I was way off on my Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints Over bet tip. NO had a tough game for sure and the Lions showed up in force. However, I was still right that a -2 pointspread for the Arizona Cardinals at home against the Washington Redskins was ludicrous so I think we can all take some comfort in that.
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